Mark SearfossMark Searfoss has been with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program since 1986. He is currently a case manager in Trenton, New Jersey overseeing the remediation of landfills. He was previously a permit writer and project manager for regional solid waste landfills and has been involved in all aspects of landfill design, construction, operations and closure activities. In that capacity, Mark also evaluated environmental health impact statements and engineering designs for state-of-the-art sanitary landfills and bioreactors. This work required extensive permit application coordination with other state and federal agencies involving air and water pollution control and RCRA regulations. He has also provided project management for brownfield redevelopment projects involving abandoned landfills. Mark previously wrote technical manuals for the Division relating to specific permit activities for sanitary landfills and has also participated on the Department's Regulations Development Committee. He was responsible for updating New Jersey's landfill regulations (NJAC 7:26-2A) for two consecutive rule readoptions. Since 2004, he has been an active member of the ITRC Alternative Landfill Technology team. Mark earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado in 1983 and a master's degree in environmental engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1994. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Jersey.