Bridgette R. DeShields
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Ms. Bridgette DeShields has 27 years of experience and is a specialist in regulatory strategy, site investigation, site remediation, sediment and water quality management, and environmental toxicology.  She has managed programs ranging from large site investigations to screening and quantitative ecological and human health risk assessments. She also designed and participated in dredging program management, field evaluations, bioaccumulation studies, literature reviews, and specially designed study programs. Her work has been focused on sediment assessments and waterfront projects with natural resource components and complex regulatory frameworks.  She also has technical expertise in the area of bioaccumulation and bioavailability. Ms. DeShields has developed excellent working relationships with regulatory agency staff, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), NOAA, California State Water Resources Control Board and regional boards (RWQCBs), California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and other agencies.  She has extensive experience in navigating California regulatory and permitting programs. Ms. DeShields represents the interests of the Bay Area refineries on San Francisco Bay water and sediment quality issues as a representative for the Western States Petroleum Association, serving as chair of the Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) Technical Review Committee since January 2000.  Her responsibilities include technical review of RMP documents and attending technical meetings.  She also has led the dioxin strategy for San Francisco Bay.