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|On-site Tasks |
7/01 – 8/01
Managed response activities to railroad
tunnel fire incident; Operations involved
utilizing two (2) Hi-Rail Vactor Units and
eight (8) man crew to clean 8,000’+ of rail
inside tunnel over 10 day period;
Coordinated all aspects of tunnel cleanup
operations with CSX HazMat Manager(s) on
8 man crew2
Units, Misc. Other
Managed initial weekend response activities
to fuel release into pond. Operations included
vaccuming and skimming product from the
pond and installation containment and absorbent
booms. Managed two week monitoring and
changing of booms and all waste disposal
6 man crew
response boat, boom
Managed response activities to unknown
substance reported as a potential biological
agent at waste water treatment plant.
Supervised Level B entry, monitoring and HazCat
sampling operations on site.
Windsor, ONT CAN
Over Labor Day Weekend, managed response to
20-car train derailment in the Windsor Tunnel.
Made numerous entries into tunnel to perform
monitoring and tank car inspections, etc. Chemical
involved was sulfuric acid in damaged rail cars.
4-6 man crew
Hi-Rail Vactor, misc.
Managed response to release of
approximately 2,000 gallons of gasoline into
waterway. Services included vacuuming and storing
product and installation and monitoring of 300’ of
11 man crew
Managed response activities to release of diesel fuel
on I-96. Established permit for MDOT Lane Closure
and oversaw all on-site activities including product
disposal and soil excavation, transportation and disposal
(140 CY), and site restoration. Supervised subcontracted
consultant who completed spill incident report to obtain
site closure from the MDEQ.
10 personnel excavator
vacuum tanker, etc...
Managed response to assist in chemical reaction involving
sodium hydroxide, bleach and starch in a vacuum box and
600 gallon mixing vault. Operations included making
several confined space entries into vault and box.
Various equipment for
CSE and monitoring
Ann Arbor, MI
Managed response activities for a mercury release.
Services included mercury recovery, monitoring with
Jerome Meter, compiling sampling report with readings,
applying mercury cleanup solutions, waste containerization,
profiling and disposal.
5 man crew
PPE, misc. equip.
Coordinate, manage and supervise tank car cleaning, nitrogen
purging, flaring and demolition at two Cleveland sites.
Operations continued for 50 consecutive hours until both
Managed response activities for major train derailment and loss
of 3,000 gallons + of diesel fuel. Coordinate and schedule
all remediation activities and backfill to allow re-railing of track
and opening of main track line. Excavated, transported and
disposed of 1,120 CY of contaminated soil
loaders, off-road trucks,
Managed response activities to a chemical fire involving various
hazardous chemicals. Made Level B entries to perform air quality
and facility inspection prior FD entry, etc. Performed
decontamination and vacuuming of sump and pit area impacted
10 man crew
Managed response activities for a train derailment involving major
loss of diesel fuel and also required a fertilizer car to be live tapped
(drilled) and the product transferred to another tanker. Excavated,
transported and disposed of 450 CY of contaminated soil.
Completed all necessary site restoration the following spring as
12 man crew
vac tankers, loaders,
Managed response activities to paint release in back of OTR Trailer.
Coordinated site activities with the MI State Police and made trailer
entries under Level B PPE. Inspection found two leaking 55 gallon
drums that were overpacked for eventual disposal. Performed
complete trailer decon under direction of client prior to releasing
roll-off box, backhoe,
dump truck, misc. PPE
East Pointe, MI
Response Manager for fire at plating facility. Directed removal
of 40,000 gallons of fire suppression water contaminated with
acids, caustics, cyanides, etc. Removed and packaged for disposal
a multitude of damaged acid and alkaline chemical containers.
Supervised decontamination and demolition of chemical plating
line. Initial response operations continued around the clock for
4 consecutive days
12 HazMat Technicians,
Vac tankers, PPE and
Response Manager to an underground storage tank release of
gasoline. Oversaw vacuuming, and excavation operation,
installation of monitor wells, installation of an undergound soil
treatment system, all liquid and solid waste disposals.
Gary Brannock has 37 years of experience actively participating in and managing HTRW operations, emergency response activities, risk assessments, site assessments, DOT regulations, OSHA training regulations, SPCC and PIP Plans and interim removal projects. He has a wide range of experience and expertise including free product recover, mercury/PCB remediation, shock-sensitive materials stabilization, rail and highway response, railway tunnel operations, confined space rescue and railcar product transfer. He has supervised numerous responses including, tanker truck/rail car product transfers, chemical fires, soil excavation, and response to suspect biological agents/WMD. He performs various specialized training classes and maintains certification as a adjunct instructor at the Michigan State Police Hazardous Materials Training Center, as we as an active role in MUSAR (Michigan Urban Research and Rescue). Member of the Livingston County LEPC. Member of Michigan No-Spills Association.
Complete Experience Record
Young’s Environmental Cleanup, Inc. Vice President of Safety, Training, and Emergency Response, 1994 to 2012 (Retired). Managed over 300 emergency response projects for chemical fires, train derailments, tanker roll-over, PCB cleanup, mercury releases, benzene & isocyanides incidents, railcar product transfer, shock-sensitive material stabilization and abandoned drum recovery; project tasks have included all phases of work including initial response, scheduling, budgeting, subcontractor procurement, waste transportation and disposal. Oversaw all corporate programs for Health & Safety, Training, and Medical Surveillance. Conducted site safety inspections and audits, corrective action planning, and risk determinations. Responsible for corporate compliance for DOT regulations, OSHA reporting and training, and permits. Coordinates all transportation licensing including EPA, DOT, Canadian and MDEQ authorizations to properly handle hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
Regulatory Knowledge and Experience
EMERGENCY RESPONSE, REMOVAL AND REMEDIAL PROJECT EXPERIENCE
HazMat Contingency Planning, 1988; OSHA 40-hr, 1993; 8-hr Refreshers current; HazMat Specialist 1992 HazMat Tech, 1993; Confined Space, 1993; Tank Car Specialist, 1993; Hazwaste Supvr. (1994) Terrorism Incident Command, 1998; Explosives Safety, 1998; HazCat Kit, 1997; Trench Rescue, 1997 ; Rope Rescue, 1997; Various Others; Cargo Tank Specialist (2003-2010) Marathon Contractor Safety (2009); DOT Transportation Security Action Training (2010); Railroad Incident Response (2010) OSHA 10 & 30 Hour General Industry & Construction Safety Programs (2011) OPA90 Training (2012)
Hazmat 8-Hour Refresher (2013)