The SAME Environmental Community of Interest (ECOI) supports the SAME Strategic Plan of 2025. The ECOI will support and engage SAME Posts, DoD and Federal Agencies by providing members with a wide range of programs, activities, and information to enable them to stay on the forefront of environmental technologies, management and regulatory developments facing the A/E/C community and national security.  The ECOI is committed to creating opportunities and programs that facilitate meaningful relationships between leaders in industry and government, leading to increased collaboration and partnering.


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Community Chair

Rick Wice, PG
(412) 260-9694

Environmental Community Call

When: Third Wednesday of Every Month

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

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Steering Committee

Outreach and Communications: Mr. Rick Gillespie (Regenesis )

Webinars and JETC: Jane Huber (EurofinsUS)

Regulatory Compliance: Judy Gallagher (AECOM)

Young Member Liaisons: Kayla Devault (USPHS) and Andrew Colvin (US Army)

Remediation Programs: Chris Hook, PE (Tetra Tech)

NEPA:  Jennifer Warf (AECOM)

Laboratory Services: Jim Carter, F.SAME (EmaxLabs)

Emerging Issues: William H. DiGuiseppi, PG (Jacobs)

Small Business Liaison: David Rose (Rose Consultants, LLC)

Post Outreach Liaison: Michael Hanlon (Sovereign Consulting Inc.)

Air Quality Issues: Massie Hatch President, MS Hatch Consulting



  • BRAC/Privatization
  • Munitions Response and Operational Range Sustainment
  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • Community Involvement
  • Analytical Environmental Testing/Data Quality
  • Environmental Information Systems/Geospatia

Upcoming Events

Underwater Munitions Response Sites and the Challenges with Site Management

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Virtual via Big Marker (Login information will be sent to you separately)

Webinar Description:

The underwater munitions response program has unique challenges. This presentation will discuss some of these challenges from both the Navy and Contractor perspective. The Navy discussion will include detection, location, and remediation of Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) at underwater sites, and the oceanographic conditions at some of the sites. The Contractor’s perspective is related to elements that should be considered during the planning and performance of munitions response projects in underwater/marine environments including approach, application of current and emerging technologies, challenges, and safety. Considerations for the protection of natural resources/critical habitat will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Familiarize attendees with the inherent challenges the Navy faces with addressing underwater munitions
  • Understand key elements to consider in the planning and performance of munitions response projects
  • Review the application of existing and emerging technologies for munitions response efforts
  • Gain appreciation for items to consider related to safety and the protection of natural resources during execution of munitions response programs

Featured Presenters

Jane Huber
National Program Manager - Eurofins Environment Testing

Allison Cantu

Rob Biedermann
Director, Industry-Government Engagement & Programs – SAME

Brian Skubin
President and Underwater Program Manager, USA Environmental, Inc.

Learn more and register for the event