Mr. Heiple is a professional engineer and licensed environmental professional with more than 30 years of experience in environmental and coastal engineering and consulting. His work includes expert witness and fact witness experience in both environmental and coastal matters.
Mr. Heiple’s environmental experience includes management of internal and external consultants in large, complex brownfield redevelopment projects as well as environmental matters associated with property transactions for sites ranging from a 600-acre nuclear power plant to smaller industrial and commercial facilities. He is particularly adept at building teams and consensus with a variety of stakeholders, including regulators. Mr. Heiple’s regulatory expertise includes TSCA, RCRA, OSHA, CERCLA, and several state programs, with particular expertise in Connecticut, where as a licensed environmental professional, he is authorized, under certain circumstances, to act on behalf of the state in approvals of various site investigation and remediation regulatory milestones.
Mr. Heiple’s coastal work experience includes navigational and environmental dredging projects, including beneficial use evaluations and capping planning; shoreline protection evaluations and management of design of bulkheads, revetments, and breakwaters; offshore wind studies and planning of cable routing and landfalls; and evaluations of the effects of climate change and sea level rise on various properties. His early background working in the marine trades provides him unique insights into coastal matters and especially in designing coastal facilities and amenities—which is well-represented by the two marinas and working boatyard that he designed as part of the shoreline features for a $4.5 billion redevelopment of the south end of Stamford, Connecticut.
Mr. Heiple also has experience designing site grading and drainage plans for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) and private facilities, conducting geotechnical investigations, planning landfill capping, and preparing stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs) and spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plans.