Jim Rocco is a leader in technical solutions for the energy industry. He brings over 30 years of experience in information management, environmental risk management, and risk-based decision processes for sustainable site corrective action and property redevelopment.
Mr. Rocco has extensive experience and involvement in developing technical solutions for environmental risk management and implementing structured decision-making in a multi-stakeholder environment to support corrective action and property redevelopment, reuse, or disposition. He has developed and maintained temporal and spatial databases and utilized GIS-based mapping applications to support risk assessments, risk-based decision-making, and reuse planning evaluations for property or area revitalization, and for presentations of information to diverse audiences.
He has worked with stakeholders at all levels, including federal and state environmental regulators, and communities surrounding facilities. That experience includes community and stakeholder communication and interaction, as well as human health risk assessment. Mr. Rocco has developed and negotiated liability transfer mechanisms, including the application of institutional and engineering controls associated with the transfer and redevelopment of over 300 sites in 17 states. He has actively supported and participated in developing environmental covenants to address long-term care for institutional and engineering controls. Mr. Rocco has served in numerous capacities, including advising the petroleum industry on the safe handling, transportation, and storage of various energy products for transportation and energy use. In addition, he has advised numerous energy and industry groups on the potential transition to renewable fuels and electric vehicles. Mr. Rocco is currently involved in planning industrial hydrogen, hydrogen fueling, solar on landfills, and other energy transition efforts.
He worked for 25 years in private industry, overseeing and managing the construction, maintenance, and environmental aspects of commercial and industrial properties. Mr. Rocco has written numerous guides for USEPA, participated in developing ASTM standards on redevelopment and environmental risk management, and participates in other national fire safety and standard-making organizations for advancing safe industrial and commercial developments.