James D. Taylor is an Engineering Geologist with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Region's Federal Facilities (Department of Defense, DoD) Unit in Sacramento, California. Since 1993, James has been providing regulatory oversight of federal superfund (CERCLA) cleanup projects with the Regional Water Board as a Remedial Project Manager for several DoD Facilities, including: Defense Logistic Agency Depots at Sharpe and Tracy, and the former Mather Air Force Base. Since 1999 James has provided oversight for the former McClellan Air Force Base cleanup project. McClellan is the highest ranked superfund site operated by the Air Force in the U.S. For his oversight role at McClellan, James received the 2003 Technology Transfer Workshop Team Member Award for Regulator from the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence. While working on DoD facilities, he has gained extensive technical experience on base closure and environmental cleanup, including water quality monitoring issues. As member of the ITRC Diffusion Sampler Team since 2001, he has been working extensively with the McClellan Base Cleanup Team to evaluate passive sampling at McClellan. James earned a bachelor's degree in geology from California State University, Chico in 1984. James is a California Registered Geologist.