Christopher R. Bryant
Senior Regulatory Specialist
 

 
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BS, University of Maryland, Animal Science, 1984

 
 

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Christopher Bryant delivers over 25 years of experience in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance, hazardous waste management and regulation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and related legislative, regulatory, and policy issues. Clients benefit from both his extensive field experience at the implementation level and his extraordinary knowledge of how regulations, policies, and legislation impact business operations. When General Electric selected a handful of professionals to develop and deliver global leadership EHS training, Mr. Bryant was at the top of its list. He has also conducted RCRA training at hundreds of locations, audited hazardous waste facilities for compliance, and conducted advocacy at the federal and state levels for his clients with RCRA requirements.

For The Acta Group (Acta®) clients, Mr. Bryant provides EHS compliance assistance, EHS management system development, assessment and implementation, and strategic development on EHS issues. He is a powerful advocate on federal, state, and international environmental issues, as well as with federal and state lawmakers. In all his efforts, Mr. Bryant approaches issues with the goal of resolution and a singular focus on how to best serve the client.

Prior to joining Acta, Mr. Bryant was Managing Director of the Chemical Products and Technology Division at the American Chemistry Council. While there, he directed strategic efforts on improving support to the chemical industry and managed federal and state legislative activities, product de-selection, and advocacy with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state environmental agencies. Mr. Bryant has also consulted major U.S. and international corporations on EHS matters, and assisted in the implementation of corporate-wide EHS management systems. He has conducted EHS management training sessions for business leaders, as well as audits, operating reviews, and management system reviews at company facilities.

Mr. Bryant provided consulting services on hazardous waste, hazardous materials transportation, clean air, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulatory programs for many industry leaders. He is a past president of The Technical Group, LLC, which specialized in hazardous substance and OSHA matters, and was a manager of EPA’s RCRA/Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)/Underground Storage Tanks (UST) Hotline. While at the hotline, Mr. Bryant responded to tens of thousands of inquiries on these regulatory programs.

Representative Engagements:

  • Trains organizations in due diligence and compliance and delivers advocacy when needed for issues not addressed by EPA. When purchasing or setting up businesses internationally, companies often rely on Mr. Bryant’s valuable insights into interpretation, requirements, and compliance of U.S. agency rules and regulations.

  • Conducts leadership training to multinational, Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Bryant provides a unique two-day EHS training course to operations managers at one of the largest technology companies in the world. His management training and insights provide a clear understanding of what is expected of them from an environmental perspective.

  • Works through industry, legal, regulatory, and government avenues to get new, and oftentimes revolutionary, technologies recognized for clients.

  • Provides RCRA hazardous waste consulting and advocacy. Mr. Bryant has helped companies create their RCRA hazardous waste management programs, audited these programs, and provided scores of training on the RCRA regulatory requirements across the country. 
     

Professional & Community Involvement:

Board Member,  the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

Gold Star Race Program Director and Regional Coordinator for wear blue: run to remember

Volunteer with The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Board Member, Anne Arundel Striders Run Club and member of Howard County Striders

Publications:

Lynn L. Bergeson, Christopher R. Bryant, contributing authors, “The RCRA Practice Manual,” American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (2013).

Lynn L. Bergeson and Chris R. Bryant, "EPA Issues Final Rules for Boilers," Chemical Processing, April 2011.

Speaking Engagements:

WEBINAR -- EPA's New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule: How Will it Impact Your Operations?,” Business and Legal Resources (January 4, 2017).

"Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security: An Update on Federal Action," Michigan Safety Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan (April 19, 2016).

"EPA's Game-Changing Clean Power Plan: How It Impacts You," Pollution Engineering Webinar (July 22, 2014).

“Understanding the Environmental Impact of e-Recycling and Discussing Emerging Take Back Programs in Organizations,” Corporate e-Waste Disposal Summit, Chicago, IL, August 1, 2012.


 
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