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DIANA L.

KOOSER
Cell: (704) 430-2476 • Email: dkooser2@gmail.com • Charlotte, North Carolina

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY SPECIALIST
Solutions-focused, diligent self-starter has environmental, health and safety expertise to support a progressive organization in optimizing performance in the Charlotte, NC metro area. Ability to manage multiple projects while working under pressure in fast-paced environments. Highly versatile; adept at quickly mastering new roles and responsibilities. Reputation for integrity, perseverance and work ethic while building trustworthy rapports. Continuously pursues opportunities to learn and takes on challenges for further professional growth.

CORE COMPETENCIES • Cross-Functional Team Leadership • Project / Program Management • Policy / Procedure Development • Regulatory Compliance • Strategic Planning • Staff Training & Motivation PROGRAMS MANAGED
Permitting: Title V, Area & Synthetic Minor Sources; Air Emissions Inventory (AEI); Hazardous Communication (HAZCOM)/MSDS; New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); Chemical Inventory Reporting (TIER II); Toxic Release Inventory (TRI/SARA 313); Ozone Depleting Substances Inventory (ODS); Spill Prevention Control Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)

• Auditing • Relationship Building • Proactive Problem Solving

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE University of Denver, Denver, Colorado (2009-2011) Graduate Student in Environmental, Health and Safety Management Partial List of Subjects included: Workplace Safety: develop and apply compliance programs, investigation programs, worker's compensation, confined space entry programs, injury/illness records and reporting, personal protective equipment programs, VPP; OSHA Law; Energy and NEPA. ATK Launch Systems Inc., Magna, Utah (2006-2009) Environmental Engineer (Aerospace) Ensuring strict compliance in the manufacturing of solid rocket motor systems for space. Proficiently handled a diverse range of complex environmental engineering projects with a strong focus on optimizing productivity and performance. Contributed critical thinking and analytical skills toward tracking the development and execution of key projects. Diligently reviewed and evaluated current and promulgated environmental laws or regulations for possible industry impacts, further illustrating industry expertise and earning a stellar reputation as an internal expert. Successfully evaluated project performance initiatives to ensure critical compliance with State and Federal EPA standards in accordance with the Clean Air Act and local air quality regulations. Negotiated company permit conditions with regulators, including Title V, Synthetic Minor and NESHAPS. Collaboratively worked with the Safety Department on matters involving the updating of MSDS and required PPE for employees, Confined Space Safety of above ground storage tanks and the Demolition of structures. (OSHA, 29 CFR 1910; 1926)

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DIANA L. KOOSER

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE -ContinuedLed the development and execution of a practical Refrigerant Tracking System, which led to the adoption of program by other ATK business units. Spearheaded the integration of alternative degreasers to reduce hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions by over 50% that resulted in decreasing hazardous waste disposal costs. Rio Tinto/Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation, Magna, Utah (2004-2006 & 1996-1997) Environmental Engineer Consultant (Mining) Integrated a diverse range of effective and well-received department specific environmental programs at an open pit copper mine for Air (CAA/Title V), Water (CWA) and Hazardous Waste (RCRA). Strategically prioritized and drove key engineering projects to ensure on-time, requirements-compliant completion while maintaining high quality standards. Improved compliance with Title V permit conditions by creating and implementing written Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and inspection forms. Executed various phases of environmental compliance training for anode refining to reduce air emissions during copper casting operations. In collaboration with the Safety Department, closely reviewed Job Safety Analysis (JSA) regarding new plant processes or equipment installations and ensured employees & off-site contractors were using required PPE, guardrails, scaffolding, cranes, proper material handling and hearing conservation. (OSHA, 29 CFR 1910; 1926) Maryland Department of Environment, Baltimore, MD (1991-1996) Regulatory Compliance Inspector (Government) Inspected, regulated and wrote annual operating permits for private and Federal installations to comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA) that included Title V and area sources. EDUCATION
Master of Applied Science in Environmental, Health and Safety Management, 2009-2011 Environmental Policy and Management Program; Capstone Topic: ISO 14001 University of Denver, Denver, CO; GPA: 3.78
Associate Applied Science in Paralegal Studies (2004) Emphasis in Environmental Law, Administrative Law, and Certified Mediator Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT; GPA: 3.90 Bachelor of Science, Animal Science University of Maryland, College Park, MD

CERTIFICATIONS
US EPA Permitting Air Pollution Sources: Title V Advanced Root Cause Analysis – Tap Root (in process) US EPA Refrigerant Compliance Management Training Certification HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) 40-Hour Training MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) Training Advanced New Source Review Workshop Certification US EPA Control of Particulate Emissions US EPA Method 9 Certification of Visible Emissions Medical/Industrial Waste Incinerator Certification US EPA Air Pollution Control Mgmt/Sources Training