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Redesigned the ISO 14001 environmental management system to bring sustainable environmental focus on the critical components of protecting, people and communities. Through the redesigning efforts, continual improvements were made in sulfur dioxide and lead emission reductions as well as significant reductions in wastewater exceedances for lead and cadmium. We added more instrumentation, improved process knowledge and worked as a team to improve environmental performance. Managed environmental permits including air, hazardous waste and storm water which required in-depth knowledge of local, state and federal regulations. Responsibilities for each of these permits includes operations and maintenance plans, recordkeeping and reporting on a continual basis to the regulatory agencies. Collaborated with the Ops team and designed the environmental blueprint for achieving compliance across the organization. This was achieved by educating the workforce, providing the right tools and auditing various functions of the pollution control and wastewater treatment operations throughout the facility. Optimized a critical report that allowed the R&D department to increase production and obtain the justification to move forward with CapEx projects benefiting the organization overall. A significant part of this process was working through the complexity of the air permitting requirements on a state and federal level to eliminate any risks or concerns for the organization. Improved the overall safety program by re-designing the overall methodology for conducting safety audits. The new process significantly improved general housekeeping, 5S scores and enabled the team to create solutions to safety concerns. Examples of this included a new pedestrian pathway, upgrading the mobile equipment program and significantly changing the lock out tag out program. Developed strong relationships with the environmental regulatory agencies and consultants to demonstrate that Gopher Resource, has a good reputation and is committed to environmental excellence.