INDIANAPOLIS – August Mack Environmental, Inc., a full-service environmental, health and safety (EH&S) consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Michael Schutz was selected as the first president of the Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association (MSECA). Schutz is the environmental due diligence and site investigation/remediation/closure department manager for August Mack’s Indianapolis office and has been with the company for more than 20 years.
MSECA was founded in 2009 as a technical association focusing on site characterization remediation and closure. The organization’s mission includes two key service-oriented components: educating the membership and providing technical assistant to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).
The need for a technical association like MSECA was heightened because of changes occurring in Indiana. One of MSECA’s first projects is assisting IDEM with their updating and re-writing of the Risk Integrated System of Closure (RISC) Technical Guide. In addition to Schutz’s involvement with MSECA, other August Mack employees have been involved through Committees and Focus Groups. This involvement has provided August Mack valuable insights and technical knowledge regarding existing and future policy and guidance.
As MSECA’s first president, Schutz’s initial responsibilities include establishing a Board of Directors, finalizing association bylaws, establishing a structure for growth and developing a strong relationship with IDEM. “Our hope is that this sharing of technical information will help IDEM efficiently and effectively formulate sound and practical policy and guidance,” said Schutz.
August Mack Environmental, Inc. is a full-service environmental, health and safety (EH&S) consulting firm specializing in regulatory compliance; environmental due diligence and risk management; site investigation/remediation/closure; and sustainability services to the industrial, legal, financial, health care and government sectors throughout North America. For more information on the company’s products and services, call 317.916.8000 or visit www.augustmack.com.