John J. Trela, Ph.D., President
has more than 30 years experience in hazardous waste management, soil and ground water remediation, litigation support, regulatory compliance, and the environmental aspects of real estate transactions.
Before joining TRC Raviv, Dr. Trela was Assistant Commissioner of the NJDEP's Hazardous Waste Management Program with responsibility for the oversight of the $2.5 billion public and private cleanup program.
tenure with the NJDEP
, Dr. Trela
developed and implemented many new and innovative programs including the responsible party hazardous waste site cleanup program and the NJPDES
ground water permit program.
He authored the New Jersey Ground Water Standards and served as the chairperson of an NJDEP task force responsible for developing statewide cleanup standards.
Dr. Trela is an expert on soils and ground water investigations and remediation under a broad spectrum of regulatory programs such as RCRA, CERCLA, ISRA, Spill Fund cleanups, and NJPDES ground water permits.
has published and lectured extensively on environmental cleanup and hazardous waste management issues.
reputation as an effective witness has led to his
frequent appearances before legislative bodies, in court and in administrative forums.
Dr. Trela has served as an advisor to the USEPA, the Coalition of Northeast Governors, New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.