Dr. Barney Popkin's List of Publications

by javed13 on 2010-12-11 09:40:45

Selected Significant PUBLICATIONS and Reports

Barney P. Popkin, Cal/PG & REA, CHMM

 

  • USAID Administrative Action Memorandum, Creative Associates Community Livelihoods Project, Environmental Management System, Kabul. November 2010.

 

  • IRD Strategic Provincial Roads-Southern and Eastern Afghanistan Program, Roads Component Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Community Outreach Capacity Building Component Environmental Compliance Plan, Kabul. September 2010.

 

  • USAID Administrative Action Memorandum, Creative Associates Community Based Strategic Grants, Environmental Management System, Kabul. July 2010.

 

  • Creative Associate Community Based Strategic Grants, Environmental Management System, Kabul.  August 2010.

 

  • DAI Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives for the North, East and West Program, Environmental Management System, Jalalabad. April 2010.

 

  • ARD Alternative Development Program-South and West, Afghanistan, Crop-Pest-Disease Control Manual, Kabul. April 2010.

 

  • Tetra Tech Program Management Plan, Afghanistan Technical Engineering Support Program, Boston. January 2010.

 

  • Mining in Europe: Mining Challenges in Kosovo. European Geologist Magazine, Vol. 28, November 2009, p. 23-26.

 

  • Baseline Environmental Conditions, Scoping Statement, and Environmental Assessment, Agent Orange/ Dioxin Remediation Design Project, Da Nang, Vietnam.  October 2009.

 

  • DAI Environmental Management System, Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprises Development Project, Kabul. October 2009.

 

  • USAID/Pakistan Mission, Economic Growth Environmental Compliance Plan, Islamabad. Kabul. October 2009.

 

  • Assessment of Compliance with Regulation 216 (22CFR216), Strategic Provincial Roads-Southern and Eastern Afghanistan Roads and Community Outreach Capacity Building Program, Mid-Term Evaluation, Technical Report TR-1, Kabul. September 12, 2009, 59p.

 

  • Selected Hydrology Scams from RCRA and CERCLA Practice. The Professional Geologist Magazine, July/August 2009, p. 18-19.

 

  • Kosovo Environmental Threats and Opportunities Assessment, Pristina. June 2009.

 

  • Anthropogenic Hillside-Erosion and Floodplain Inundation, Cul-de-Sac, Haiti. The Professional Geologist Magazine, May/June 2009, p. 66-67.

 

  • Infrastructure reconstruction activity design in response to August-September 2008 super-hurricanes, Cul-de-Sac and secondary cities, Haiti, Procurement sensitive memo, USAID/Haiti, October 2008. Allowed USAID-funded reconstruction of the focus area, improving community incomes and empowering communities in agriculture, natural resources management, and irrigation.

 

  • Practical actions to reverse energy dependency of Pacific Islands responding to climate change, Memo to U.S. Department of States, Pacific Islands Climate Change Mitigation Working Group, October 2008.

 

  • Environmental Corrective Action Plans for Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, Technical Memorandum, USAID/Asia-Middle East, October 2008. Allowed the impacted USAID Missions to come into compliance with the Foreign Assistance Act’s environmental procedures, and improved resource management, worker and community health and safety, and the environment.

 

  • Asbestos-Containing Materials Cleanup Plan, USAID/Sri Lanka Mission, Colombo. February 2005.

 

  • Water Sector, Red Sea Tourism, and Metals Smelter Remediation job-creation activity design, Consultant report, USAID/Egypt through DATEX, 2003. First author on water sector, second author on tourism and remediation sectors. Created jobs for thousands of everyday Egyptians, improved agricultural water management, enhanced Red Sea tourism, and improved public health and made formerly unusable contaminated areas useable with new schools, hospitals, and community centers in Cairo.

 

  • Vulnerability analysis of the bay side of the Port of San Francisco, Consultant report, Port of San Francisco through A-T-S, San Francisco, 2001. Influenced the Port to improve its security and reinforce the sustainable infrastructure for continued economic growth, commerce, fishing and crabbing industries, and tourism.

 

  • Greenhouse gas-reduction strategies in transportation for developing and transitioning countries, Consultant report, USEPA through ICLEI, Berkeley, 2000. Influenced the climate-change mitigation community to consider more options, USEPA in funding alternative mitigation measures, and ICLEI members and others in implementing strategies and ordinances.

 

  • Urban heat island mitigation strategy and model city ordinances, Consultant report, USEPA through ICLEI, Berkeley, 1999. Influenced the climate-change mitigation community to consider more options, USEPA in funding alternative mitigation measures, and ICLEI members and others in implementing mitigation strategies and ordinances.

 

  • Water Resources Development and Management report for Seawater Farms Eritrea, Consultant report, SFE, Phoenix, 1999. Allowed SWF to implement the plan, construct and manage a 1,000-hectare integrated seawater farm, employing over 800 Eritrean operators.

 

  • Nature, extent, fate and transport of petroleum products and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, Tetra Tech EMI/San Francisco report to USNAVY BRAC, 1998. Allowed the City and County of San Francisco, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, USEPA, stakeholder communities and others to understand the that the risks from hydrocarbons at HPS were largely insignificant.

 

§  Dissolved metal and petroleum products loading rates from groundwater and surface water at Hunters Point Shipyard to San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, Calif., Amer. Geophysical Union, San Francisco annual meeting, and Tetra Tech EMI/San Francisco report to USNAVY BRAC, 1995. First of two authors. Allowed City and County of San Francisco, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, USEPA, stakeholders and others to understand and agree loads to the Bay are insignificant from HPS.

 

§  Position paper in favor of eliminating the groundwater at Parcel A, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, as a drinking water aquifer, Tetra Tech EMI/San Francisco report to USNAVY BRAC, 1994. Allowed the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and USEPA to concur with the position, saving the Navy tens of millions of dollars in not having to treat the contaminated groundwater to drinking-water standards, and allowing the City and County of San Francisco, stakeholder communities and others to understand the rationale.

 

§  Remedial investigation and feasibility studies, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, Calif., Tetra Tech EMI/San Francisco multiple reports to USNAVY BRAC, 1994-1998. First of several authors. Allowed the Navy to convert the 500+ acre shipyard to civilian use, and the City and County of San Francisco, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, USEPA, stakeholder communities and others to more fully understand the associated resources and risks which were largely insignificant.

 

§  CERCLA and RCRA feasibility studies compliance manual for plant managers at hazardous waste sites, Consultant report, STC, Oakland, 1993. Allowed plant managers and their staff to conduct their own audits and comply with these regulatory requirements as lower cost than otherwise.

 

  • Monitored natural attenuation (MONA) strategy for diesel spill at train derailment, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Consultant report, Southern Pacific Railroad through OHM, Walnut Creek, 1992. Influenced the site remediation professional community to re-think remediation alternatives and the State of California and the US EPA to adopt MONA as its presumptive remedy for petroleum spills on land.

 

  • Pacific Gas & Electric Audit Reports for RCRA and Mixed-Waste Low-Level Nuclear and Hazardous Waste at Diablo Canyon and Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plants, Confidential consultant report to PG&E attorneys through ENTOR, San Jose, 1991-1992. First of two authors. Allowed PG&E to take corrective action and reduce its worker and community health and safety risks, environmental risks, liability, and cost otherwise resulting from potential non-compliance.

 

  • Groundwater resources use and availability, San Francisco, Calif., Consultant report, San Francisco Water Dept. through Olivia Chen, San Francisco, 1990. First of several authors. Allowed the City and County of San Francisco to manage its groundwater resources as a supplemental water source during drought or when its normal imported surface water source is unavailable.

 

  • Groundwater dewatering plan for wastewater reuse, Carmel municipal wastewater treatment plant, Calif., Consultant report, Todd Engineers, Berkeley, 1990. Allowed the rapid dewatering of structures and re-construction of plant to upgrade its effluent water quality for reuse as irrigation for landscaping and golf-course maintenance.

 

§  Energy resources potential in the Gulf of California, Mexico, Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest, 1983.

 

  • Geology and groundwater resources of Montgomery County, Tex., Report, Tex. Water Commission through the U.S. Geological Survey, 1966. Led to my discovery of a large, fresh, artesian groundwater supply for metropolitan Houston, which was then developed by the City of Houston as a municipal water supply.

 

  • Salinity and thermal stratification of Brazos River reservoirs, Tex., Tex. Water Commission through the U.S. Geological Survey, 1966. First of two authors. Influenced the State to re-design its dams to allow for mixing of stored and in-coming waters to achieve sustainable water supply of suitable water quality for municipal use.