California Environmental, Health and Safety Consulting Services:

  • Air Compliance & Permitting
  • GHG - Climate Change
  • Industrial Wastewater Permitting
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Remediation
  • Regulatory Enforcement Action Assistance / Services (DTSC, CalOSHA, Air Quality Management Districts, Local Emergency Planning Commissions)
  • Health and Safety
  • EHS Audits
  • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System
  • ISO 45001 - Occupational Health & Safety Management System
  • EHS Services for Metals Industry
  • Training

California Stormwater Consulting:

  • Stormwater Inspections
  • Stormwater Management
  • Stormwater Compliance Services
  • Industrial Stormwater Permitting
  • Preparation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)
  • Regulatory Enforcement Action Assistance / Services (California Water Board)

Sustainability Consulting:

  • Sustainability Consulting for California Businesses
  • Greenhouse Gas Consulting
  • Sustainability Reporting Training
  • Biomass to Energy


West Coast industries benefit by using a California environmental consulting firm with experienced, certified professionals.

Our team of experts include:

  • CARB Lead GHG Verifier
  • SWPPP Consultants
  • Consultants to the California Metal Coalition (CMC)
  • Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioners (QISPs)
  • Qualified Construction Storm Water Practitioners (QSP-QSD)
  • California IGP Trainers of Record (IGP ToR)
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

KERAMIDA's California Team:


Ron Hayes, QISP, TOR, Vice President

Degree: B.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Years of Experience: 30

Certifications: Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP), California Industrial General Permit Trainer of Record (IGP ToR)

Expertise: Stormwater Permits and Inspections; Stormwater Management; Air Quality Permitting; Hazardous Waste and Materials Management; Tier II and Toxic Release Inventory (Form R)  Reporting and Project Management; Training; RCRA; EHS Compliance; Remediation


Jodie Crandell, QISP, QEP, TOR, Senior Project Manager

Degree: M.S. Environmental Sciences and Policy, Indiana University

Years of Experience: 30

Certifications: Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP); Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP); California Industrial General Permit Trainer of Record (IGP ToR); RAB Accredited Environmental Provisional Auditor - ISO 14001

Expertise: Stormwater Permits and Inspections; Stormwater Management; Training; EHS Compliance; Cal/OSHA Compliance; EHS Audits; Air Permits; Waste Management


Albert Chung, Ph.D, P.E., Senior Engineer

Degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, UCLA; M.S. Chemical Engineering, UCLA; M.S. Environmental Engineering, UCLA; B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas-Austin

Years of Experience: 20

Certifications: Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) - California; CARB Lead GHG Verifier

Expertise: Air Quality Management and Permitting; Climate Change - GHG; Regulatory Compliance; Air Pollution Control Engineering; Chemical and Environmental Engineering


Tariq Ahmad, MBA, Senior Project Manager

Degree: MBA Pepperdine University; B.S. Chemical Engineering, Teesside University, UK

Years of Experience: 25

Expertise: Investigation/Remediation; M&A Due Diligence; RCRA; International EHS Audits; International EHS Compliance; Industrial Wastewater (Permitting and Zero Discharge); Air Permitting; Transportation; Sustainability; Hazardous Waste Treatment Permitting (Standardized Permit and Permit by Rule); Pollution Prevention (Storm Water and SPCCP); Community Right-to-Know (Tier I and Tier II reporting); Cal OSHA Compliance; ISO 14001 Management System


Danielle Rigali, M.S., Senior Project Manager

Degree: M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA; B.S. Chemical Engineering, UCLA

Years of Experience: 13

Expertise: Stormwater IGP/CGP Consulting; Climate Change - GHG; Due Diligence; Investigations; Hazardous Waste and Materials Management; Air Quality Reporting and Permitting; Soil Vapor/Groundwater Remediation and Indoor Air Sampling; Multi-compliance Auditing and Regulatory Compliance


Dustin McCain, CSP, Director, Security, Health & Safety

Degree: B.S. Occupational Safety & Health, Marshall University

Years of Experience: 25

Certifications: Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Hazardous Materials Specialist (HMS) III; Transportation Emergency Response Specialist (TERS)

Expertise: International Safety Audits; OSHA Compliance; ISO 45001; Industrial Hygiene; Emergency Response; Crisis Management; Construction Safety; Transportation; PSM; MTSA & CFATS; VPP


Bob Gilmore, CIH, Senior Health & Safety Manager

Degree: M.S. Industrial Hygiene, University of Washington;  B.S. Industrial Hygiene, University of Washington

Years of Experience: 35

Certifications: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

Expertise: Indoor Air Quality; Industrial Hygiene; Mold; Chemical Safety; Explosive Safety; Radiation Safety; Accident Investigation; Training; Expert Testimony


Kelly Hansen, QISP, Staff Scientist

Degree: B.A. Exercise Biology, University of California - Davis

Years of Experience: 3

Certifications: Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP)

Expertise: EHS Compliance; Stormwater IGP Consulting; Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); Toxic Release Inventory Reporting; Annual Emissions Reporting; Community Right-to-Know (Tier II Reporting); Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard Compliance; Training


Lauren Wallace, QISP, CISEC-IT, Staff Scientist

Degree: M.S. Geology (In-Progress), University of California - Davis; B.A. International Studies, University of California - Davis

Years of Experience: 3

Certifications: Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP); Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control – In-Training (CISEC-IT)

Expertise: Stormwater IGP Consulting; Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); Industrial Wastewater Permitting; Solid and Hazardous Waste Management; Community Right-to-Know (Tier II Reporting); EHS Compliance; Training

Stormwater Consulting Services for California 

Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioners (QISPs)


KERAMIDA specializes in technical knowledge of the requirements for stormwater discharges from industrial sites. In 2014, the California Industrial General Permit (IGP) created the role of Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP), and requires facilities falling under Level 1 or Level 2 status to designate a QISP to assist them in their permit requirements. Specifically, QISPs are required by the Stormwater General Permit, to assist with industrial compliance activities.

What is a QISP?

A QISP is an expert who has taken and passed a California State Water Board approved training course. In the entire state of California, there are only 1,200 specialists qualified as QISPs. KERAMIDA is proud to have three QISP certified specialists at our Sacramento office, and one at our L.A. office.

Why Choose KERAMIDA?

KERAMIDA’s QISPs are specially trained in California’s Industrial General Permit, or IGP, and how facilities attain compliance under the Clean Water Act. We specialize in understanding California’s permit requirements, determining facility discharge locations, and evaluating potential pollutant sources. We also have experience in understanding site stormwater discharge requirements for specific water bodies receiving a discharge from a facility.

By providing technical knowledge of state and federal requirements, KERAMIDA is the client’s source for facility compliance. In addition to identifying on-site compliance requirements, we also assist clients with data quality, annual reporting documents, and sampling requirements. Our professionals also provide expert advice on choosing proven stormwater treatment technologies to remove facility specific pollutants without causing disruptions to facility operations.


 Ron Hayes, QISP, TOR, Vice President

Ron Hayes, QISP, TOR, Vice President

 Jodie Crandell, QEP, QISP, TOR, Senior Project Manager, KERAMIDA Inc.

Jodie Crandell, QEP, QISP, TOR, Senior Project Manager, KERAMIDA Inc.

 Kelly Hansen, QISP, Staff Scientist, KERAMIDA Inc.

Kelly Hansen, QISP, Staff Scientist, KERAMIDA Inc.

 Lauren Wallace, QISP, CISEC-IT, Staff Scientist

Lauren Wallace, QISP, CISEC-IT, Staff Scientist

KERAMIDA is the Group Leader for the CMC Metals Industry Storm Water Group


As an industry leader in stormwater compliance, KERAMIDA was awarded the role of Compliance Group Leader for the Metals Industry Storm Water Group (MISWG), a part of the California Metals Coalition.

We have expertise in industrial stormwater pollutant sources, best management practices, and California stormwater regulations. Further, we have four Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioners (QISPs), which are required for all Level 1 and Level 2 sites. KERAMIDA’s QISPs prepare site demonstrations and determinations, and assist with overall facility compliance.

The intention of the MISWG is to assist Group Members to maintain overall compliance with the California IGP regulation, which will lessen the need for retrofits, reduce violation penalties, and decrease facility closure due to inadequate reporting of discharges that contribute to water impairment. Permitted facilities are responsible for knowing what is permissible for release under the permit, including sampling, reporting, and data keeping requirements. KERAMIDA’s technical expertise in stormwater management can help ensure industry compliance with the IGP stormwater requirements.

What makes our California environmental consultants the best stormwater specialists in the industry?

Our California professionals have stormwater compliance expertise, vast metals industry experience, and provide expert technical support.

Under the leadership of Vice President Ronald Hayes and Sr. Project Manager Jodie Crandell, KERAMIDA has been contracted as the Group Leader to the Metals Industry Storm Water Group (MISWG). The California Water Board believes it is a necessity for Compliance Group Leaders to exemplify a high level of industrial stormwater compliance and training experience. Additionally, they were looking for leadership going above and beyond that of a QISP. Mr. Hayes and Ms. Crandell have over 70 years of combined industry experience, making KERAMIDA the clear choice to be Group Leaders.

As an additional asset to Group Members, KERAMIDA's Kelly Hansen and Lauren Wallace are considered highly competent in using the California Water Board’s web based portal, called the Storm Water Multiple Application and Tracking System, or SMARTS. This portal can be very difficult to navigate and their assistance is regarded as one of the most important and useful benefits by Group Members.

Stormwater Services for California Wineries

KERAMIDA's California professionals offer a suite of stormwater compliance and permitting services that specifically meet the needs of the Winery Industry.


Client praise for our Sacramento and L.A. offices:

You have gone way past normal to be of help to me.
— Metals Industry Storm Water Group Member (SMARTS assistance)