Lester Feldman Joins Farallon as Principal Scientist

August 4, 2014

Lester Feldman, Principal ScientistFarallon proudly introduces Mr. Lester Feldman as Principal Scientist in its Oakland, California office.  Lester brings over 42 years of environmental industry experience that includes water quality regulation, industrial stormwater management, litigation support, development and implementation of site cleanup programs, and consulting on water resources and petroleum and hazardous substance site investigations and cleanups.  He has been a consultant for the past 20 years, preceded by 20 years of experience as a water quality regulator in California.  Lester holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Meteorology, and Oceanography, both from the University of Michigan.

As a Principal Scientist with Farallon, Lester provides expert witness services and regulatory support for sites impacted with pollutants in soil and/or groundwater, litigation support for Clean Water Act stormwater permit actions, and water quality permit assistance.  He also provides clients with regulatory guidance and policy interpretation for existing and planned agency permit and pending regulatory enforcement actions.  Additional specialty areas include consultation and litigation support related to regulation of releases of petroleum and hazardous substances to the environment, and interpretation of agency regulations, policies, staff guidelines, and practices.  Lester provides regulatory and technical guidance related to compliance with the stormwater provisions of the Federal Clean Water Act, including development or review of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, and performing site inspections for best management practices review and for negotiating issues pertaining to compliance letters received from regulatory agencies.

Lester’s wide-ranging expertise and extensive experience in the environmental industry add another dimension to Farallon’s growing Oakland office and provide additional opportunity to support clients in meeting their environmental needs and reaching their business goals.