Environmental Engineering & Science

Sean Thal has been a practicing environmental scientist since 2004. He is experienced with environmental investigations associated with real estate transactions, development projects, and government agencies, having been involved in projects in more than thirty-five states. He has managed projects from start to finish and advised prospective purchasers on costs, timing, and constraints.

Education
  • BA Anthropology, emphasis in Archaeology, Brigham Young University, 2003

Registration / Certification / Accreditation
  • Environmental Professional (E.P.)
  • OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Materials Operation
  • Utah Soil and Groundwater Sampler (GS 1659)
  • Utah Asbestos Inspector (AB-6444)

Relevant Experience
  • Composed and reviewed hundreds of Environmental Site Assessments (Phase ESA), Transaction Screen Assessments, Limited Subsurface Investigations (Phase II), Property Condition Reports, etc., in accordance with applicable standards and requirements set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and regulatory agencies
  • Prepared real estate transaction reports covering advice, risk assessment, and potential financial liability for financial institutions related to loan originations and foreclosures
  • Conducted studies and related reports for telecommunications, transportation, public utility, and other development projects as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the State Office of Historic Preservation (SHPO), and other governing organizations, laws, and regulations
  • Involved in projects where soil and groundwater have been impacted with gasoline, diesel fuel, waste oil, halogenated hydrocarbons, and various solvents
  • Presented to and trained team members on environmental issues and other topics applicable to current business needs