Damian V. Preziosi
Principal
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Mr. Damian V. Preziosi is an environmental scientist with more than 20 years of experience in evaluating potential ecological and human health risks associated with exposures to physical, chemical, and biological hazards.  He supports clients in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia for work in the energy, chemical, and mining sectors. Specializing in the assessment, communication, and management of risk, Mr. Preziosi works with clients to develop strategic and cost-effective approaches, often predicated on multiple lines of evidence, for managing liabilities in the context of risk assessment, natural resource damage assessment (NRDA), and environmental impact assessment.  His practice focuses on addressing complex environmental challenges, often involving assessment of project or release impacts to both local conditions and broader ecosystem-level scales.  Often this work is performed in the context of multiple regulatory and policy frameworks.  Beginning with his early career at the Library of Congress, working on science and policy matters, he has gained significant experience related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act, Superfund (CERCLA), Oil Pollution Act, Clean Water Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Act. Mr. Preziosi’s technical expertise includes risk assessment, injury assessment and causation, ecological modeling, food web analysis, weight-of-evidence analysis, and statistics.  He has participated in approximately 100 ecological and human health risk assessments related to rivers, harbors, estuaries, and large marine ecosystems, as well as several types of upland sites including chemical manufacturing facilities, mines, wood-treatment facilities, metal finishing and processing sites, and power generation sites.