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Project Data        

Job Title

Project Name



On-site Tasks           

Personnel and


E.R. Manager

Baltimore, MD

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

Hi-Rail Vactor

Units, Misc. Other

E.R. Manager

Brighton, MI


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

Vacuum Tanker,

response boat, boom


E.R. Manager

Ionia, MI



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.

4 HazMat

Specialist,  monitoring



E.R. Manager
Detroit, MI

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. 

monitoring equipment

E.R. Manager

Flint, MI


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

containment boom. 

11 man crew

Vacuum Tankers,

misc. equip.

E.R. Manager

Brighton, MI


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

backhoe, roll-off,

vacuum tanker, etc...

E.R. Manager

Jackson, MI



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.   

6 personnel
Turbo tanker

Various equipment for

CSE and monitoring

E.R. Manager

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

Mercury Vac

Jerome Meter,

PPE, misc. equip.

Project Manager

Cleveland, OH



Coordinate, manage and supervise tank car cleaning, nitrogen

purging, flaring and demolition at two Cleveland sites. 

Operations continued for 50 consecutive hours until both

cars completed.

3 Specialists
Misc. Equip.

PPE, Mtrls.

E.R./Project Mgr.

Baldwin, MI



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

10 personnel
escavator, dozers,

loaders, off-road trucks,

vac truck

E.R. Manager

Livonia, MI



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

with acids.

10 man crew
Various PPE and

monitor Equipment;

E.R. Manager

Novi, MI



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

conditions allowed.

12 man crew
excavators, dozer,

roll-off box,

vac tankers, loaders, 


E.R. Manager

Lapeer, MI



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


6 personnel,

roll-off box, backhoe,

dump truck, misc. PPE

E.R. Manager

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

Monitoring Equipment

E.R. Manager

Wixom, MI



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

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.

  • Responded to over 250 emergency events and supervised upwards of 1,000+  personnel (average crew size 4-15) in Region V
  • Prepared numerous health & safety plans, closure reports, spill summary documents, work plans, SPCC & PIP Plans.
  • Instructor of Hazardous Material Railroad Response, Michigan State Police Hazardous Material Training Center, Lansing, Michigan
  • Chessie System Railroads/CSX Transportation, Inc., Casualty Prevention and Hazardous Materials and Operating Practices, 1972 to 1994.   Responsibilities included the management and coordination all phases of emergency response to hazardous material and environmental impact issues, including providing technical assistance and regulatory (federal, state and local) interpretation and compliance.  Handled all phases of the proper and safe mitigation of chemical hazards and personnel exposure at HazMat incidents.  Developed and implemented remedial cleanup and disposal plans.  Inspected railroad agencies and yards to assist compliance with DOT hazardous material and environmental regulations.

​Regulatory Knowledge

  • ​Regulatory Experience
    • CERCLA - 15 years
    • RCRA - 15 years
    • TSCA - 15 years
    • OSHA - 25 years
    • USDOT - 25 years
    • CAA - 15 years
    • CWA - 15 years
    • Region 5 states - IL, IN, OH, MI
  • Agency Knowledge
    • USEPA
    • USDOT
    • IEPA
    • MIDEQ

​​Regulatory Knowledge and Experience

  • Obtained Young’s transportation permit for hazardous wastes into Canada
  • Obtained Young’s transportation permits/licenses with the USDOT and USEPA
  • Obtained Young’s transportation permits/licenses with MDEQ for Uniform HazMat and LIW
  • Obtained Young’s transportation permit/authorization for hauling hazardous waste in MN, NY,OH,  IL & KY
  • Obtained Young’s permit/license for 10-day temporary waste storage authorization
  • Obtained Young’s annual permit for Emergency Response Activities in the MDOT Right-of-Way
  • Manages Young’s overall emergency response contracts for approximately 100+ clients
  • Manages Young’s Health & Safety, Training & Medical Surveillance Program in accordance with OSHA Regs



Qualification Compliance

  • 20 years HTRW experience managing projects across EPA Region V 
  • 20 years working knowledge of OSHA, CERCLA,  RCRA, TSCA , CWA/OPA and DOT
  • Authored >300+ plans including Scope of Work, Health & Safety, SPCCs, and PIPs
  • 25 years working knowledge of DOT transportation and hazardous waste disposal regulations

Academic Qualifications

  • Haz-Mat Technician, Texas A&M, 1984
  • Fire Training School, Texas A&M, 1984
  • Haz-Mat Specialist, MI State Police, 92’
  • Railroad Response Ops, Pueblo, CO
  • Highway Response Ops, Toledo, OH
  • ACFX Tank Car School, Sharon, PA
  • UTLX Tank Car School, Chicago, IL
  • GATX Tank Car School, Chicago, IL


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)


Organic Vapor


Portable Gas


Combustible Gas


PH Conductivity


Toxic Gas


Radiation Meters