CERTIFICATION & TRAINING
In August 1994, Mr. Gaines began GAINES SOIL CONSULTING as a private consultant specializing in wetland studies and soil evaluations for on-site septic suitability. Mr. Gaines was employed by SCI Engineering & Materials Testing, Inc. from July 1990 to August 1994 where he most recently held the title of Project Scientist. His duties there included soil evaluations for on-site septic system suitability, wetland delineation and mitigation studies, environmental studies and geotechnical field and laboratory work. Mr. Gaines began his involvement in soils as a soil scientist with the Illinois Cooperative Soil Survey in 1983.
REPRESENTATIVE PROJECT EXPERIENCE
GAINES SOIL CONSULTING (1994 - present)
Soil Evaluations for Septic Site Suitability - Audrain, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, Montgomery, Pike, St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren, and Washington Counties in Missouri and Bond, Clinton, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Menard, Monroe, Montgmery, Randolph, St. Clair, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby, and Washington Counties in Illinois
Wetland Delineation and Mitigation Studies - Lake Chesterfield and Shackelford Commons in the Kansas City District US Army Corps of Engineers (COE). Calhoun County Rural Water District Phase V Expansion, Hardin Wastewater Treatment Plant, Eldred Pumping Station, Gateway Commerce Center, Gettysburg Estates, Route 162 Subdivision, Seckman Springs, and Castlegate Estates in the St. Louis District COE.
Environmental Studies - Phase One Environmental Assessments; Site Safety Supervisor for soil removal
SCI Engineering & Materials Testing, Inc. (1990 - 1994)
Soil Evaluations for Septic Site Suitability - Warren. Lincoln, St. Charles, Pike, and St. Louis Counties in Missouri
Wetland Studies - Lake Chesterfield; Autumn View; Shackelford Commons; Players Riverboat; College Station: in the Kansas City COE District: Auburn Hills; Oak Springs; Country Crossing; Monticello Manor in the St. Louis COE District; Resource Recovery Facility in the Rock Island COE District
Roadway Soil Surveys to Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) specifications - Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois
Environmental Studies - Phase One Environmental Assessments; LUST and contaminated soil removal (monitoring and sampling); Heavy Metals and PCB sampling; Groundwater Well installation and sampling
Geotechnical - Drilling/Boring Logs; Laboratory; On-site inspections of soils, concrete, and aspaltic concrete
Cooperative Soil Survey - Clinton and Marion Counties, Illinois (1983 - 1990)
Identify and classify soils to USDA standards; delineate soil boundaries on aerial photographs; compile field notations of soil characteristics (e.g. map unit inclusions, land use, physiography), gather supporting data (e.g. cropping/flooding frequency data, geology), co-write manuscript, personnel training
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