Sandra H. Stevens, Principal

sstevens@irisenv.com, (510) 834-4747 ext. 16, Download Vcard

Ms. Stevens has over 15 years experience in environmental management. She recently served as Associate Vice-President for Environmental Services for Catellus Development Corporation, a San Francisco Bay Area real estate developer.

In this position, she directed all environmental activities for the company, including compliance with environmental laws and regulations, the regulatory approval process, due diligence requirements, remediation of contaminated properties, and community outreach and education.

Prior to joining Catellus, she served as Director, Environmental Affairs at A&B Hawaii, Inc., and its subsidiary, C&H Sugar Company, and was with the organization since 1978. As Director, she was responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the Environmental Policies and Procedures for the organization.

Representative Project Experience

Site Remediation Management

Managed remediation activities necessary for the redevelopment of a 500 acre former steel mill site located in Ontario, California. Managed various consultants to the project to ensure that remediation was completed in accordance with the terms and conditions of a DTSC Consent Order in place for the site, and in a manner that allowed the redevelopment of the site to proceed without interruption.

Managed environmental insurance policies, both Remediation Stop Loss and Real Estate Environmental Liability. Negotiated with various State and local agencies to establish cleanup levels and mitigation measures.

Environmental Due Diligence

Managed due diligence and remediation activities at various sites in New Jersey. Managed various consultants involved in the projects to ensure that appropriate due diligence investigations were performed, and for properties acquired, managed ongoing remedial activities.

Site Redevelopment

Managed environmental issues associated with the conversion of a former San Francisco Bay Area oil refinery to residential re-use. Issues included interaction with regulatory agencies to obtain approvals necessary to allow construction to proceed according to schedule, interaction with prospective purchasers for portions of the project to assist with their due diligence, reviewing and approving disclosure language provided to potential homeowners, and negotiating with insurance carriers for payment of claims related to the discovery of unknown contamination during the redevelopment of the site.

Managed environmental issues associated with the redevelopment of portions of the former Alameda Naval Air Station in Alameda, California. Issues included public outreach regarding environmental issues, remediation of unknown contamination discovered during demolition, and placement of environmental insurance coverage for the project.

Managed environmental issues for a 300 acre redevelopment project in San Francisco, California, including interactions with prospective purchasers and tenants to assist in their due diligence efforts, administration of environmental liability insurance policies, and negotiation with various environmental regulatory authorities.

Managed environmental issues associated with the acquisition of a portion of the Los Angeles Air Force Base for residential redevelopment. Acting on behalf of the purchaser, these issues included pre-acquisition due diligence, Phase II sampling, review of remediation performed by consultants for the Air Force, preparation of health risk assessment to support residential redevelopment of the site, and evaluation and placement of environmental insurance policies.

Education

M.S., Environmental Management, University of San Francisco. 1993.
M.A., Analytical Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia. 1974.
B.A., Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia. 1972.