Mr. Chartrand has 35 years of experience as a practicing environmental scientist, toxicologist and project manager, with subject matter expertise in the following areas:
He also has strong expertise related to toxicity of pesticides, environmental fate, effects, and chemistry, data analysis and QA/QC, bioavailability, bioaccumulation, and exposure assessment, including fate/transport of contaminants.
He has performed dozens of projects under CERCLA/MTCA and CWA, as well as contaminated sediment projects under DMMP and related sediment management programs. Expertise in NRDA planning, injury assessment, and expert witness support. Strong water quality expertise in CWA/NPDES and other environmental regulations. Board-certified as Diplomate by American Board of Toxicology (DABT). Served as water quality regulatory scientist for Regional Water Quality Control Board. Expertise in NEPA/SEPA EIS preparation, ESA compliance and species protection, and natural resource management. Extensive field experience including data collection and field crew supervision. Extensive research background including life science research and analytical experience in chemical, biochemical and toxicological laboratory testing. Extensive experience in litigation support, including expert witness testimony, deposition, and preparation of technical declarations and briefs related to toxicology, contaminated sediments, water quality, and regulatory compliance issues. Extensive international experience. Excellent communication skills, and he is comfortable with performing external coordination and outreach with clients, regulatory agencies, trustee entities, tribes, other stakeholders, subcontractors, and the public.
Education & Certifications
Bachelor of Science, Biology - University of California, Berkeley, CA
MSPH, Environmental Toxicology - University of California, Los Angeles, CA
PhD work (incomplete), Toxicology - Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology (exp)
HAZWOPER - 40-Hour OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (current since 1990)
California Department of Fish & Game Scientific Diver Certification Program (through NAUI)