Through her experience in project management and integration for the Hanford Site Plateau Remediation Contractor to ensure compliance with the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement – TPA) and CERCLA Decision Documents, Lorna Dittmer supported negotiations and agreements on TPA milestone decisions between DOE and the regulators. Her recent experience as Environmental Director of the River Risk Management Project for CHPRC included responsibility for the environmental aspects of the Environmental Restoration and Disposal Facility (ERDF), development of the RCRA permit application for the Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF), environmental oversight of the 324 Building Disposition Project, and closeout of the complex nuclear waste site, 618-10 Burial Ground.
Ms. Dittmer, in her current role as an Environment Regulatory Consultant, supports the Department of Energy (DOE), completing critical assessments of the contractor’s Dangerous Waste Permit Programs as required to start up and commission the Direct Feed of Low-Activity Waste Facility. Ms. Dittmer provides support to the Tank Farms and the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, evaluating regulatory oversight data and information.
Ms. Dittmer received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
For the past decade, Ms. Dittmer supported CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Contract in the Environmental Compliance Division, and eventually as Environmental Director for the River Risk Management Project for CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company. She provided project management support to ensure CHPRC and DOE Richland Operations Office’s compliance with the Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) between DOE, Environment Protection Agency, and the Washington State Department of Ecology. Ms. Dittmer tracked CHPRC’s project progress to document the completion of milestones. She supported project staff and DOE to ensure compliance with decision documents and milestone schedules, supporting negotiations between the client and the regulatory agencies. Ms. Dittmer’s interpersonal skills permitted her to negotiate agreements and provide project status to support TPA compliance, establish priorities, and maintain progress toward cleanup. She supported the 100K Area CERCLA Decision Documents and Integration for CHPRC, integrating activities between various organizations (Groundwater, Soil Remediation, and D4) to ensure compliance with CERCLA Decisions and TPA milestones. She interfaced with DOE and the regulators for mutually acceptable approaches to achieve TPA milestones and continue compliant cleanup activities.
Ms. Dittmer supported North Wind, Inc., managing the CERCLA and Waste Programs. She provided project management for Mission Support Alliance (MSA) to support the ORP response to an EPA NOV regarding deficiencies in the management of universal waste at the Hanford site. To address EPA concerns, she facilitated several multi-contractor workshops, including Hanford site Prime Contractors, ORP, RL, EPA and the Washington State Department of Ecology to achieve a mutually acceptable revision to the Centralized Consolidation/Recycling Center (CCRC) Management Plan.