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Biography - Larry R. Krupp|
Mr. Krupp assists clients by blending his
expertise in the areas of environmental, health and safety (EHS)
compliance and management systems, information technology management
and software development, and environmental engineering. Major
projects are described below:
EHS Compliance and Management Systems
- Compliance Auditing: For a range
of commercial and industrial clients, served as team member and
team leader on environmental, health, and safety compliance audits.
These audits covered a range of environmental disciplines, including
hazardous and solid waste management, and water pollution control,
air pollution control, spill prevention and control, PCB management,
asbestos management, and toxic substances control. Mr. Krupp
has conducted more than 30 compliance audits in states across
the U.S. Industries audited have included heavy equipment, paint,
plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and automotive parts manufacturing,
warehouse and distribution operations, food processing plants,
and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.
- ISO 14001 and Management Systems
Assessments: For a range of private and public clients, conducted
a range of environmental, health, and safety management systems
assessments, including ISO 14001 environmental management systems
gap analyses. These assessments analyzed such areas as resources,
policies and procedures, management and staff committment, regulatory
tracking, information technology management, self-assurance systems,
and other management systems topics.
- Implementation Assistance: For
a range of private clients, assisted in the implementation of
environmental management systems (EMS). These projects included
a range of activities, including interdepartmental meetings,
development of standard operating procedures and plans, training,
and computer systems development.
- Hazardous Waste Site Assessments:
Assessments of hazardous waste treatment facilities as part of
Arthur D. Little's SiteWATCHTM program. These assessments, covering
landfill, incinerator, and waste treatment operations, include
complete descriptions of following factors: facility design;
capabilities; laboratory capabilities, equipment, and procedures;
regulatory compliance history; and waste tracking and acceptance
- Due Diligence Assessments: Performance
of environmental due diligence assessments for commercial clients.
Properties investigated have included oil refineries, manufacturing,
warehouses, and other facilities. These investigations focused
on the existing and potential environmental risks at the subject
properties, including environmental compliance, existence of
subsurface contamination, historical land use, etc.
Information Technology Management and
- Conceptualized, created, and
managed ADL/Track, an audit and corrective action management
software tool. This system enables auditors to perform audits
in the field, track audit results, print audit reports and analyze
audit findings, develop and track corrective action plans, and
develop and track compliance deadlines. The system provides a
wide range of functionality for analyzing and tracking information
across facilities, divisions, and companies.
- For an aerospace company, developed
a Safety, Health, and Environmental Performance Index (SHEPI)
system. This software system allows the company to numerically
score and rank its facilities' environmental, health, and safety
performance. The system, which includes a system of more than
200 quantitative and qualitative metrics, scores performance
across functional areas and provides total scores, functional
area scores, scores across divisions, and company-wide average
- For a hazardous waste management
facility, designed and implemented a comprehensive waste tracking
and operations management system. The system permits real-time
tracking of wastes from arrival through storage, processing (including
blending/batching operations), restorage, and disposal. Extensive
data, collected as wastes are processed, are accessible through
a menu-driven system which permits instant access to reports
regarding the status of individual shipments and containers,
process operations, productivity analysis, accountability, and
compliance status regarding facility operations. The system of
20 related databases manages approximately 300,000 records per
- For clients in various industries
(e.g., petroleum, food products, resources, consumer products)
provided data manipulation and conversion services to convert
compliance- and operations-based data into different applications.
For example, conversion of spreadsheet-based data from multiple
sources into the ADL/Track audit and corrective action software
for ongoing tracking.
- For a hazardous waste management
facility, designed, developed, and implemented SLAM, a menu-driven
expert system that optimizes the scheduling, processing, storage,
and disposal of wastes requiring treatment. An operations management
model, SLAM incorporates facility operational variables, physical
limits, working schedules, operational preferences, regulatory
compliance and permit restrictions, and scheduling information
from existing facility computer systems. On a real-time basis,
SLAM prioritizes and combines wastes for treatment, determines
when and how wastes should be treated, stored, and disposed,
and prints operating schedules for different operating groups.
- For a consumer product company,
developed the Air Emissions Modeling System (AEMS) for calculating
and reporting air pollutant emissions from manufacturing operations.
The AEMS system uses purchase records, material and process information,
and facility permit and process limits and calculates actual
and potential emissions as well as emissions extrapolated to
year-end. The system automatically provides warnings when emissions
are nearing or have exceeded permit, process, or regulatory limits.
- For a hazardous waste management
facility, developed a menu-driven system to track regulatory
compliance deadlines and the completion of compliance-related
tasks assigned to facility staff.
- For a paper manufacturer, developed
a menu-driven database system to analyze the lifecycle impacts
of paper made from combinations of pulp from different mills.
Based on extensive environmental, energy, and production data
collected from the manufacturer's pulp mills, the system allows
the manufacturer to instantly determine the environmental lifecycle
impacts, using the European Eco-label methodology, of paper products
made with different combinations of pulp from the different mills.
The system was created using Paradox software.
- For a law firm, developed of
a database system to analyze 19,000 occurrences of waste dumped
at a Superfund site. Data were audited for accuracy, analyzed
by waste type, facility/generator, year, and volume, and correlated
with data provided from other sources. Extensive sensitivity
analyses were conducted. Techniques included database programming,
spreadsheet analysis, optical scanning, and conversion among
hardware and software platforms.
- As part of a Superfund feasibility
study for the U.S. EPA, developed a database system to analyze
groundwater and soil data for a Superfund site. Analysis included
ranking of pollutants (organics, inorganics, metals) based on
frequency of detection, concentration, media, and geographic
location. The system included a graphical, color-coded system
for analyzing contamination at different depths within wells
- For a commercial hazardous waste
management company, assessed the management and use of a company-wide
computerized waste tracking system at one of the company's facilities.
This review included an in depth assessment of facility operations,
computer system use and management, identification of key problems,
and recommendation of possible solutions.
- Customized and enhanced the
U.S. EPA's Dietary Residue Exposure System (DRES), a relational
database system used to perform sensitivity analyses of the effects
of pesticide food residues on subgroups of the U.S. population.
Mr. Krupp's role included the modification of system algorithms,
enhancement of the user interface, and creation of additional
analytical tools to perform customized calculations of the data
and print customized reports.
- Additional systems developed
by Mr. Krupp include: A system for tracking the progress, data,
results, regulatory deadlines, and submittals for environmental
fate and toxicology studies underway at laboratories nationwide;
a system for recording, tracking, and reporting the regulatory
status of pesticides; a system for managing library holdings;
and a system for managing client contact information.
- For EPA's ARCS (Superfund) program,
performance of a feasibility study and technology assessment
for a Superfund site contaminated with volatile and semivolatile
organics, metals, PCBs, and pesticides in soil and groundwater.
In addition to remedial design and cost estimation, key responsibilities
included management and analysis of data through the development
of customized software systems.
- To support a legal action, performed
retroactive analysis of waste acids disposed of at a Superfund
site and performed design and cost analysis of a treatment facility
to treat the wastes.
- For a consumer products manufacturer,
analyzed the environmental fate of a chemical proposed as a substitute
compound in a commercial product formulation.
- For a private interest, compared
existing techniques for forming biodegradable polymers and plastics,
examined existing scientific biodegradability data for such materials,
and estimated theoretical biodegradability based on product compositions.
- For several private hazardous
waste disposal facilities, conducted detailed facility assessments
of the adequacy of the waste acceptance, waste analysis, and
waste tracking and handling systems. The reviews focused on regulatory
requirements as well as best management practices.
- For a commercial client in the
food industry, surveyed the worldwide manufacturers of biodegradable
plastics to identify materials with the physical and biodegrading
properties compatible for the product's application.
- For a European client, conducted
a comparison of existing techniques for forming biodegradable
polymers and plastics, reviewed the existing patent field, and
examined existing scientific biodegradability data for such materials.
- For a manufacturer of biodegradable
plastics, provided independent verification and analysis of biodegradability
test methods, laboratory results, and data interpretation. Also
provided assistance in defining product strategy for biodegradable
Prior to founding Krupp Consulting, Inc.
in 1997, Mr. Krupp was a Senior Consultant in the Environmental,
Health, and Safety Division of Arthur D. Little, Inc. (Cambridge,
MA). Prior to Arthur D. Little, Mr. Krupp served as an environmental
engineer with Microgen Inc. (Ithaca, NY) and as a Consultant with
the environmental consulting firm Jellinek, Schwartz, Connolly
and Freshman, Inc. (Washington, DC).
Mr. Krupp holds a B.S. in Environmental
Biology from Yale University and a M.S. in Agricultural and Biological
Engineering (Environmental Engineering), with a concentration
in Waste Management, from Cornell University.
Publication: Krupp, L.R. and Jewell, W.J.,
"The biodegradability of modified plastic films in controlled
biological environments", Environmental Science & Technology,
Vol. 26, pp 193-198, January 1992.
Additional information about Mr. Krupp's
experience can be found on KCI's website: www.kruppconsulting.com