Michael Denomme, QSTI Principal
Mr. Denomme has over thirty years of experience in the environmental management field. His experience includes environmental audits, source and emission inventories, dispersion modeling and the acquisition of facility operating permits. He has notable and extensive technical expertise in industrial source emission testing and has directed and managed hundreds of stack sampling projects at industrial locations throughout North America. In January of 2016, Mr. Denomme assumed the role of President of LEHDER to provide leadership in the strategic development of LEHDER's business activities.
There is no substitute for experience when designing and managing strategic, effective and safe emissions testing programs. Most of the sampling/monitoring projects managed by Mr. Denomme are large scale, multi-source, multi-team efforts requiring significant pre-test preparation and discussion to achieve the desired data requirements for the facility. Every source is different, each having its own technical, reporting and safety considerations.
Mr. Denomme believes that stack sampling should be more than generating data for the sake of data. It is generating the right data to facilitate strategic facility decisions and to provide the most accurate representation of the source and/or facility. Working closely with the LEHDER (ISG) Industrial Services Group, Mr. Denomme provides a broad perspective on the value of quality emission data to a facility.
In 2013, Mr. Denomme was presented with the Matthew S. DeVito Award by the Source Evaluation Society for "exemplifying the highest levels of quality, integrity and safety". He is one of only six people in the industry to have received this honour since the inception of the award.
Emissions Testing Projects
LEHDER conducts most of the compliance and process-related emissions testing programs for Owens Corning manufacturing facilities located "east of the Mississippi". Since 1995, Mr. Denomme has successfully managed over 100 stack sampling programs at Owens Corning manufacturing facilities located in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, New York, Ohio, Florida, South Carolina and Georgia. Many of the projects required multiple sampling crews and the development of customized or modified sampling methods. These projects were conducted to support process trials, emission credits, emission inventories and to comply with testing conditions described in facility air permits i.e. NSPS, Title V, MACT etc.
In 2011 and 2013, Mr. Denomme led large sampling campaigns in the United States in support of the U.S. EPA's Section 114 Information Collection Request (ICR). This was a significant initiative and involved the testing of several wool fiberglass manufacturing facilities and sources. Data obtained from these sampling campaigns was entered into the U.S. EPA's electronic reporting tool (ERT) and will eventually form the basis of industry emission limits. LEHDER represented the only Canadian source testing firm involved in this program.
Mr. Denomme has designed and managed emissions testing programs at facilities from dozens of industrial sectors. Many of the larger projects are represented by fiberglass manufacturing, uranium refining, petroleum/petrochemical plants, metals smelting, forest products industry and secondary steel manufacturing.
Mr. Denomme conducted classroom and field training in stack sampling methods and techniques through the Centre for Advanced Process Technology (CAPT) at Lambton College in Sarnia and for Fanshawe College in London, Ontario between 1991 and 1999. In 2004 and 2005, Mr. Denomme prepared and provided training programs for environmental professionals from the Central Pollution Control Board in India. These training programs involved in-class lectures and hands-on instruction at industrial facilities in Sarnia and Delhi India. Consequently, Mr. Denomme has provided input to India’s stack sampling code.
In December 2009, Mr. Denomme was invited to accompany Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, along with a few dozen other delegates, on a Clean Tech Mission to India. He was one of 30 industry leaders from Ontario who participated in meetings with Indian companies and regulatory agencies. These companies and agencies were located in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Education and Professional Membership
Matthew S. DeVito Award, Source Evaluation Society
Member, Source Evaluation Society
Qualified Source Testing Individual (QSTI), Group 1, 2013
Nominated - Fanshawe Distinguished Alumni Award, 1999, 2000
Board Member, Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce, 2005-2007
Diploma Environmental Technology, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, 1981
Contact Michael Denomme:
Tel: 519-336-4101 ext. 225