David J. Piercey

Fields of Competence

  • Underground/Aboveground Storage Tank Management
  • Site Investigation and Remediation
  • Risk and Liability Assessment

Education

  • B. A., Business, 2002
    • Neumann College
  • A.A., Business Administration, 1992
    • Neumann College

Registrations/Certifications

  • Inspector and Installer of Underground Storage Tank Systems by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – Categories UMX, UMR, and IUM.
  • Certified Installer of Aboveground Storage Tank Systems by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – Categories ACVL, AFMX, AFR, AMEX, AMR, and AMMX.
  • Inspector, Installer, and Remover of Underground Storage Tank Systems by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Third Party Inspector by the Massachusetts Office of the State Fire Marshal
  • Inspector and Installer of Underground Storage Tank Systems by the Indiana State Fire Marshall’s office.

Professional History

At JD2, Mr. Piercey provides technical expertise in underground storage tank (UST) design, installation, closure, remediation, inspections, maintenance programs, and training, as well as environmental liability assessments.

Prior to the formation of JD2 in January 2002. Mr. Piercey was Vice President at Lexicon Environmental Associates, Inc. Prior to Lexicon, Mr. Piercey was Operations Manager at Groundwater Technology, Inc. where he was in charge of the operations of all Precision Testing and UST Assessments throughout the United States and Canada.  Mr. Piercey was responsible for all contracts, testing and quality control.  Mr. Piercey started in the Precision Testing business as New England Field Manager for Hunter Environmental Services with testing experience throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Currently, Mr. Piercey is a speaker for the ABS Consulting Group and Aarcher Institute courses on Storage Tanks and SPCC Management and conducts an audio conference on aboveground tanks for Progressive Business Conferences.  Mr. Piercey’s involvement in the tanks course includes presentations on both underground and aboveground storage tank design, installation, leak detection, closure, inspections and maintenance.

Experience Summary           

Mr. Piercey has more than 25 years experience in environmental consulting including storage tank management, site investigation, environmental risk assessment, and training.

Storage Tank Management
Mr. Piercey has designed and implemented storage tank management programs for both industrial and petroleum clients throughout North America.  His work in Precision Testing has included the testing of over 3,000 tanks using three different testing methods.  Mr. Piercey has also been involved in over 2,500 tank management assessment, design, and upgrade projects.

Mr. Piercey has managed many multi-million dollar storage tank management programs for several commercial, industrial and government clients, including engineering design, specifications and field oversight of closures, installations and upgrades of gasoline, fuel oil, diesel, motor oil and used oil tanks, both under and above ground. In addition, Mr. Piercey’s duties involve the evaluation of bids and invoice negotiations.  Many programs also include the development and implementation of inspection and maintenance programs.

Further, Mr. Piercey provided management guidance and field oversight services for rental car companies at their facilities located throughout the United States.  The tasks associated with these projects included UST inspections, design, installation and closure procedures, as well as personnel training.

Mr. Piercey holds many certifications in both underground and aboveground storage tank inspection, installation, closure and remediation in several states.  He was an active participant in the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) Underground Storage Tank Inspection and Maintenance Committee Member, for the development of Recommended Practice (RP) 900, Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of UST Systems, January 2008.

Compliance Management
Mr. Piercey has performed over 300 environmental assessments including commercial, industrial and housing sites.  In addition, he has been involved in the remedial design of petroleum, chemical and PCB contaminated sites.

Professional Affiliations/Development

  • Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) Underground Storage Tank Inspection and Maintenance Committee Member, for Recommended Practice (RP) 900, Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of UST Systems, January 2008.
  • Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) Committee Member, for Recommended Practice (RP) 100, Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems (Projected 2009)
  • Hazardous Waste Site Activities Initial Health and Safety Training (40 hours and 8 hour Annual Refresher)
  • Precision Test Methods:  Hunter, Tank Auditor, and Petro-Tite
  • Fiberglass Tank Installation Training, Owens Corning Tank Corporation
  • Steel Tank Installation Training, Highland Tank Manufacturing
  • Government Institutes Environmental Associate Diploma

Publications

  • Underground Storage Tank Management: A Practical Guide, 5th Edition, ABS Consulting Group, 1998, Co-author
  • Aboveground Storage Tank Management and SPCC Guide, 2nd Edition, ABS Consulting Group, 2001, Contributing Author

Presentations

ABS CONSULTING GROUP

  • Underground and Aboveground Storage Tanks:  Smart Management and Engineering Applications
    Principal Speaker – Course presented three times a year nationally
    • Underground Storage Tanks:  Monitoring and Leak Detection; Tank Closure – the Ultimate Risk Reduction Strategy; New Tank Systems Design and Installation; Inspections and Maintenance
    • Aboveground Storage Tanks – New Tank Systems Design and Installation, Tank Closure and Inspections and Maintenance
  • SPCC Plans Made Easy (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures)
    Principal Speaker – Two day course – Conducted three times per year nationally

AARCHER INSTITUTE

  • Underground and Aboveground Storage Tanks:  Compliance for the Future
    Principal Speaker – Course presented three times a year nationally
    • Underground Storage Tanks:  Monitoring and Leak Detection; Tank Closure – the Ultimate Risk Reduction Strategy; New Tank Systems Design and Installation; Inspections and Maintenance
    • Aboveground Storage Tanks – New Tank Systems Design and Installation, Tank Closure and Inspections and Maintenance

PROGRESSIVE BUSINESS CONFERENCES

  • Aboveground Storage Tank Management
    Audio conference conducted twice per year

USEPA FOCUS GROUP

  • USEPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks Focus Group Meeting, August 1999, Chicago, Illinois