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Michael F. Hoover, General Manager

Michael Hoover serves as General Manager of Chicago Grade landfill, Inc. He is responsible for environmental compliance, permitting, and site operations. Michael was primarily responsible for bringing the landfill into compliance with Federal Subtitle D requirements as well as State and County regulations. He is familiar with landfill gas extraction system design; construction and monitoring; landfill liner design and construction; and monitoring well design, construction and monitoring.

Michael has over thirty years of experience in geology, engineering geology, soil engineering, environmental geology, groundwater hydrology, soil and groundwater contamination and municipal solid waste facility operations. He is owner and president of Hoover Consulting, Inc., a firm that provides geologic, hydrologic, soil engineering, and expert witness services to a wide range of clients. His past projects include geohydrologic and seismologic investigations, environmental assessments, soil engineering, geologic hazard evaluations, landfill siting and compliance, and contaminated site assessment and remediation.

Michael has been a Registered Geologist, Certified Engineering Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist in the State of California for 25 years. He is also Certified as Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). He is a state licensed general engineering and hazardous materials contractor and a member of the National Groundwater Resources Association, the Groundwater Resources Association of California, the Association of Engineering Geologists, and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Geology and a Master of Arts degree in Geology (with emphasis in Engineering Geology) from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His research was concerned with the engineering properties of expansive clay soils. As an undergraduate, Mr. Hoover was a member of a federally-funded (Sea Grant) geologic field mapping team which investigated recent tectonic movements along the Santa Ynez Fault in Santa Barbara County, California.