Richard has more than thirty years’ environmental experience in a broad range of technical disciplines. By focusing on the fundamentals of analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry and geochemistry, regulatory interpretation and compliance, and quality assurance, quality control, and environmental statistics, he has successfully engineered individual multi-million dollar cost savings for a wide variety of clients and projects.
Mr. Lesser has negotiated environmental cleanup strategies for residential developments in multiple states, where several were precedent-setting for the jurisdiction. In addition, he has successfully prepared justifications to eliminate unnecessary environmental remediation at polluted properties being closed to non-residential standards.
Prior to joining RE Solutions in 2018, in addition to supervising environmental cleanups nationwide, Mr. Lesser provided: litigation support for a CERCLA 104(e) response; served as an expert witness; was a signatory to emergency detonation permits under RCRA, State Brownfields Agreements, hazardous waste treatability permit exemptions under 40 CFR 261.4(e) and site closures under 40 CFR 265.111 -.114; and corporate responses to two of EPA’s proposed rulemakings. He has authored or co-authored twenty-nine public presentations and publications, most focusing on the technical rudiments that drive environmental cleanups.