Patty McGrath named NEPA Program Manager at Tetra Tech
GOLDEN, CO. - Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), a global environmental consulting, engineering, construction, and program management firm, announces the appointment of Patty McGrath as a Tetra Tech National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Program Manager in the Bellevue, Wash., office. She will provide strategic direction and oversight of Tetra Tech's NEPA and environmental permitting work for the mining and minerals industry.
Ms. McGrath has consulting experience working for the mining industry and senior leadership experience working for regulating agencies. She has over 15 years of experience in implementing and coordinating regulatory work for mining operations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon). This includes implementing EPA's NEPA; Clean Water Act (CWA); and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) regulations for proposed, active, and inactive mining operations. She coordinated environmental and permitting requirements for multiple mining projects with those of other federal and state agencies and tribal governments. Ms. McGrath provided senior-level advice to federal agencies, state agencies, mining companies, tribes, and communities, and she has extensive experience in providing presentations and training to stakeholders on technical issues and environmental regulatory aspects of mining.
Ms. McGrath also co-led EPA's National Mining Team and has experience developing national regulations and guidance that pertain to the mining industry. Ms. McGrath earned an EPA National Gold Medal, the Agency's highest honor, for outstanding leadership in spearheading changes to policies and regulatory interpretations aimed at reducing and mitigating mining impacts on the Nation's waters and the environment.
Prior to her work with EPA, Ms. McGrath worked as an environmental engineer for Ecology & Environment, as a metallurgist at the Jamestown Gold Mine in Sonora, Cali., and as a project engineer for Hazen Research.
Ms. McGrath has a Bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University.
"We are excited at Tetra Tech to have Ms. McGrath join our team. Patty's combined regulatory and mining experience will be put to use to ensure that NEPA documents and other products that support environmental review and permitting processes meet regulatory standards and the client's needs," says Mike Henderson, Senior Vice President of Tetra Tech Mining and Minerals.
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction, and technical services addressing the resource management and infrastructure markets. The company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, the environment, and energy. With approximately 13,000 employees worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle.
Posted: November 14, 2011