KEA is pleased to announce that Jennifer Richcreek, Regulatory Specialist for KEA, has earned certification as a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) by the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP).
Achievement of the QEP certification is considered to be an accomplishment of the highest order, signifying strong professional and ethical standards in the arena of environmental management. The QEP certification is the first and only multi-media, multi-disciplinary, board-certified credential of its kind that requires environmental professionals to consider the overall environmental picture, and to have the skills and knowledge to resolve real world problems. Through the QEP certification, environmental professionals demonstrate the breadth and depth of their knowledge and experience. The QEP certification is international in scope and has received accreditation by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.
At KEA, Jennifer secures permits and administers utility-wide environmental compliance programs including FERC hydropower licensing, Title V air permits, NEPA scoping, wildlife mitigation plans, oil handling, and hazardous material management. She is experienced at assessing applicability and requirements of new regulations, developing compliance strategies, and implementing policies and procedures that ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Jennifer is dedicated to the advancement of KEA’s culture of safety and environmental stewardship.