Birmingham Environmental Professionals Association (BEPA)

Job Opportunity: EHS Specialist

Indorama Ventures AlphaPet, Inc.

Please click on the link below to find out more about an EHS Career Opportunity with AlphaPet Inc. in Decatur, Alabama as an EHS Specialist in their EHS Dept. If anyone else might be interested, feel free to forward.


EHS Specialist – Decatur, AL 35601 –

EHS Specialist

Indorama Ventures AlphaPet, Inc.

Decatur, AL 35601

$40,000 – $65,000 a year – Full-time

Full Job Description


College degree in Environmental Sciences or related field or equivalent years of experience with core specifics in Environmental, Health, and Safety. Prefer experience in an Industrial Manufacturing Environment (Chemical Manufacturing preferred).


· Must have the mentality that safety is #1 Priority.

· Must be organized, have excellent operational understanding of Microsoft Office products.

· Have the ability to work off-hours to meet EHS needs and may be required to travel on a limited basis for training and other safety specific requirements.

· Must be able to meet deadlines, prepare and participate in audits.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Support the EHS Manager in maintaining all environmental Permits (Air, Storm Water, Sewer and Hazardous Materials) and keep up with regulatory requirements for each Permit. Perform data reporting and audit ability to support each Permit.

2. Follow and track the due dates for reports for each permit and renewal of such permits.

3. Perform various weekly, bi-weekly, & monthly Health & Safety, Environmental inspections and annotate results.

4. Manage Site Plant Trash Roll-Offs/Dumpsters and Site Recycling.

5. Handle all of the Hazardous and Non-Hazardous waste shipments, and documentation related to each shipment per 49 CFR (transportation of hazardous materials over public highways).

6. Provide SID/NPDES Water Permit Support, Title V-Air Permit Support, Waste Management Support, ISO 14001/ISO45001 Audit Support

7. Conduct monthly ERT Team Equipment Inventory.

8. Assist EHS Department as it relates to proper wear of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), investigations, data collection to maintain internal and external reporting, EHS document control revisions and LDAR Contractor Management.

9. Adhere to all safety guidelines, rules, and regulations set forth by the company.

10. Follow plant and personal safety programs and safe work practices.

11. Follow all applicable Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Quality and Food Safety Guidelines and all LOG/SOPs set forth by the company.

12. Interface professionally with plant engineers, co-workers, management daily and during shutdowns and special projects.

13. Understand and follow written and verbal instructions and procedures that may be given by management.

14. The ability to obtain the following certifications: RSO (Radiation Safety Officer), CSP (Certified Safety Professional), ASP (Associate Safety Professional), and/or COSS (Certified Occupational Safety Specialist).

15. Attend OSHA 30 hour General Industry Training and OSHA 10 Training.

16. Contribute to and support Site and Corporate Initiatives.

17. Serve as a back up to EHS Manager and Safety Officer.

18. Accept and be responsible for completing additional job duties and/or assignments as designated by the EHS Management Team or others Site Managers.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Decatur, AL 35601: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • EHS: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location


This year, BEPA is excited to partner with the Alabama Brownfields Association and Action Environmental to sponsor the picnic from 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday, August 13th. We will be catering BBQ for the event so please RSVP with the number of folks you plan to bring with you as soon as possible, but no later than, Wednesday, 8-10-2022 so that we have adequate time to order food. 

The menu will include BBQ, water, soft drinks and dessert. Please remember to bring camp chairs for you and your guests and don’t forget swimwear, towels and floats to enjoy Turkey Creek.

This is a family event, free to attend and open to all family members. Also, if you have support professionals in your office who are not BEPA members, but they and their families might enjoy attending, they are more than welcome to join the fun.

A special note of appreciation to Roald Hazelhoff and the staff at Turkey Creek for use of the facilities on the 13th. If for no other reason, you owe it to yourself to enjoy the beauty of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact me. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday August 13, 2022 at The Pavilion at Turkey Creek.

John Milledge
V.P. Project Management, Action Environmental
Phone: 205-937-3206

BEPA and NEPA 2022 Air Compliance Conference – Agenda and Sponsorship Information

We are pleased to attach the agenda for a new continuing education conference for BEPA and NEPA members.

We will be presenting an Air Compliance Workshop on September 15 at the Pelham Civic Center.  The program will include updates from the ADEM Air Division and the Jefferson County Department of Health, along with practical compliance information and advice from consultants and attorneys who deal with air issues.

We hope you will be able to join us.  For those who may have an interest in exhibiting at the event, we have also attached sponsorship information.

Thank you for your support.

D.W. Wilson
Beacon Programs
205 887 3000

Save the Date! BEPA Air Compliance Workshop

Air Compliance Workshop

Practical Advice and Insights for Environmental Professionals and Their Clients
September 15, 2022, Pelham Civic Center

For details on speaking roles and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

D.W. Wilson
Beacon Programs
205 887 3000

BEPA Breakfast Meeting TOMORROW (May 13)

It’s not too late to register, but let us know this morning (Thursday, May 12) if you can attend! We need to know how many free breakfasts to prepare, thanks to our co-sponsors Beacon Programs, Geosyntec, and TTL.

The meeting will start at 7:00 am with networking for 30 to 40 minutes. We will have breakfast catered in and then we will have our keynote speaker/presentation at 8:00 am.

Speaker Olivia Cain will speak on:

Strategies for PFAS Assessments, Source Evaluations, and Treatment 

Abstract: This presentation will provide an overview of several client and regulatory focuses related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including site assessment strategies, source evaluations, treatment options for water and soil, and emerging in-situ and/or destructive treatment technologies. Using these strategies, Geosyntec recently completed one of the first interim source removals for PFOS-impacted soils at a fire training facility in Florida. The second part of the presentation will discuss this case study including an overview of: logistical challenges and planning considerations; management of PFAS waste; challenges working at an active fire training facility; and dust monitoring and worker exposure assessments/mitigations. 

Speaker: Olivia Cain is an Environmental Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants in Clearwater, Florida. Her practice includes contaminated site assessment, remediation, and litigation support. She supports clients with the characterization and remediation of sites impacted by chlorinated solvents, PCBs, petroleum hydrocarbons, PFAS, and metals. Ms. Cain’s PFAS practice includes the characterization and assessment of PFAS sources, including extensive historical document review, identification of potential PFAS sources at and around sites, multi-media sampling, evaluating PFAS fate and transport, and source attribution assessments. She has supported clients at over 20 different PFAS sites, including 15 associated with fire training and/or the use of AFFF. 

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About Geosyntec

Geosyntec is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.  Since our founding in 1983, Geosyntec has completed nearly 10,000 projects worldwide with an outstanding safety record. Our experience delivers on the potential of innovative applications of proven and emerging scientific and engineering technologies.

We deliver solutions through Geosyntec and our seamlessly integrated divisions (SiREM, Savron, and Geosyntec Europe) with a combined staff exceeding 1,200 engineers, scientists, and related technical and project support personnel. We serve our clients from more than 80 offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia.

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JeffCo H2O News Spring/Summer 2022

Click the image to download the PDF newsletter!

BEPA Quarterly Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to our first in person meeting last Friday at the AGC building.  We had roughly 50+ in attendance.  Not too bad for our first meeting after two years of not meeting and in a new location.

For those of you who were not able to attend, we mentioned that had funding through Beacon Programs for four (4) meetings in 2022.  In addition to the March 4th meeting, we are planning on May 13, September 9 and November 4th.  (We had originally plan to meet on May 6, but we found out today that the AGC is not available on that date.)

If individual companies / organizations would like to make a presentation and sponsor the event, we can certainly work in more meetings.  This venue is inexpensive.  The room is $220.00 and breakfast is what every you want to cater in such as biscuits, etc.  The AGC has no restrictions on food venders like some venues.  We have access to the AGC commercial kitchen so we can brew coffee onsite.

I am hopeful that at some point, we can use meeting facilities at Birmingham Southern College which would give us access to a more traditional breakfast.  Roald and I discussed this briefly on Friday and we remain hopeful that the school administration will, at some point, feel comfortable allowing outside groups use the facility.  I certainly understand their cautiousness at the present time.

The PFAS presentation by Scott Ramsey (ADEM) was well received and very timely.  We need three (3) more presentations to cover the dates that Beacon has agreed to cover the cost.  Please give some thought to who we might invite for the May, September or November meetings.  Likewise, if your company or organization would like to sponsor an additional meeting, please let me know that so that we can schedule with the AGC.

Thanks again.  So good to see so many of you on Friday.

John Milledge​

We’re BACK! RSVP NOW for First Quarterly Meeting Since COVID

We’re BACK! This will be our first quarterly meeting with the Birmingham group since COVID started!

When: Friday, March 4, 2022 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM CST


Where: AGC
5000 Grantswood Road
Irondale, AL 35210

Scott Ramsey P.E.ADEM Industrial Section, Chief, will present on PFAS Activity in Alabama.

Thank you to our breakfast sponsor, D. W. Wilson and Beacon Programs.

Since breakfast is being catered in, please RSVP to ensure that we have an accurate headcount no later than Monday February 28th.

2022 Environmental Professionals’ Conference

Good afternoon and happy holidays to everyone.
We are pleased to deliver the attached agenda for the next edition of the Birmingham and North Alabama Environmental Professionals’ Conference, which will be held on February 9.  Registration information is included with the agenda.  We hope you will be able to join us.
We are now taking sponsorships for the conference and a list of those opportunities is also attached.


D.W. Wilson
Beacon Programs
205 887 3000

BEPA Spotlight: Jefferson County H2O Fall/Winter Newsletter

HOT OFF THE PRESS!Here is the JeffCo Fall/Winter H2O Newsletter for your enjoyment and edification.

Thanks to Ms.Lyn DiClemente, Education Training Manager with the Jefferson County Commission for keeping us updated.