Myounghee Noh
Principal Investigator

The founder and CEO, Myounghee Noh, has served in the environmental industry since 1992. Ms. Noh brings to our clients and project teams over 27 years of experiences in environmental investigations, remedial design and execution, hazardous material surveys and hazardous waste management, chemical analysis and interpretations, environmental planning and permitting for federal, state, county, and commercial clients, and DoD projects in Japan, Korea, Guam, CNMI, Kwajalein, Yap, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, and Diego Garcia.

To enable our clients, Ms. Noh provides strategic site investigation and hazard mitigation solutions, considering challenges and limitations at various project sites. The strategy may include mobile laboratory, real-time testing using field instruments, and use of regionally available talents and equipment, for cost-effective technically sound solutions. Large landowners and commercial clients, such as the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, public and private schools, and utility companies, rely on her expertise for a wide variety of renovation, upgrade, and construction design projects for existing conditions surveys, RFP/bid document support, technical specifications, cost estimates, construction support, and compliance monitoring.

Certifications:

  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) - Certified Industrial Hygienist (No. 10565 CP)

  • National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) - Certified Radon Measurement Professional (No. 109924-RT)

  • State of Hawaii-certified Asbestos Project Designer (HIASB-0606)

  • State of Hawaii-certified Lead Risk Assessor (PB-0090)

Quality Assurance/Project Management

Regulatory * Environmental * Quality Assurance * Contract Management * Technology / Analytical Method Assessment * Environmental Site Assessment * Site Delineation/Remedial Design * Industrial Hygiene * Budget and Cost Monitoring & Control * Natural Products/Drug Discovery * Metabolism Chemistry * Fluent Korean * Effective Team Player

Key Accomplishments

Principal-in-Charge

  • Lead the development and execution of short and long-term strategies

  • Lead the implementation of company vision and mission

  • Improve project designs and conditions by providing reliable and timely technical support based on project needs and customer wants

  • Provide practical solutions to construction designers and planners

  • Perform contaminant treatability assessments (CERCLA)

  • Design and evaluate environmental site assessment and remediation

  • Develop project specific work plans, safety plans, sampling and analysis plans, and quality assurance project plans

  • Oversee personnel training for onsite sampling and testing, health and safety, and compliance

  • Assess the usability of third-party generated laboratory chemical data

  • Provide overseas project management throughout the Pacific Basin

Senior Chemist / Project Manager

  • Managed projects involving Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, including subsurface investigations, Soil & Groundwater Remediation (CERCLA), Treatability Studies, and Wildlife Management

  • Remediation technology assessment and treatability evaluation

  • Assessed and developed worker hazard evaluation and safety plans (OSHA)

  • Developed and implemented field testing protocols and analytical data management system

  • Contract negotiations and budget monitoring and control

  • Analyzed foreign environmental markets

Study Director

  • Managed technical conduct of U.S. government regulated studies (FIFRA)

  • Led 16 staff scientists and administrators of four departments in crop protection chemical registration program

  • Developed and implemented study protocols and standard operating procedures for field and laboratory activities

  • Implemented Good Laboratory Practice programs (GLP)

  • Research and development of analytical methods

  • Oxidizer, scintillation system, chromatographic techniques (GC, HPLC)

Pesticide Registration Program Manager

  • Assessed needs for crop protection chemicals in the State of Hawaii

  • Coordinated concerted efforts of a group of scientists and state and federal regulatory agencies

  • Performed EPA mandated residue studies pursuant to (re)registration of chemicals

  • Supervised a team of chemists and laboratory technicians

  • Pesticide advisory member for the Governor’s Agriculture Coordinating Committee

Natural Product Chemistry / Drug Discovery Program

  • Isolated and elucidated molecular structures of marine secondary metabolites with potential biological activities

  • Chromatographic techniques: TLC, LC, HPLC, GC

  • Spectral data acquisition and interpretation: NMR, MS, UV, IR

Professional Experience

  • 1999 - Present — Myounghee Noh & Associates, L.L.C. - President/CEO/Consulting Chemist

  • 1995 - 1999 — Brewer Environmental Industries - Project Manager/Senior Chemist

  • 1993 - 1995 — Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association (HSPA) - Study Director/Metabolism Chemist

  • 1992 - 1993 — HSPA - Pesticide Registration Program Coordinator/Assistant Chemist

Credentials

  • M.B.A. University of Phoenix, HI; 1997

  • M.S. Organic Chemistry, University of Hawaii, HI; 1991

  • B.S. Chemistry / Biology, Troy State University, AL; 1986

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist; 2014

  • National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP)-Certified Radon Measurement Professional; 2018

  • Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER- OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120)

  • HAZWOPER Supervisor

  • Confined Space Entry Supervisor

  • State of Hawaii Asbestos Project Designer

  • State of Hawaii Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude, 1986

  • U.S. Achievement Academy Collegiate Award, 1987

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa Research Assistantship, 1988-90

  • Korean Government Honor Scholarship, 1990

Affiliations

  • American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST No. 109924-RT )

  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH No. 310411-00)

  • Hawaii Association of Environmental Professionals (HAEP) - Past President, 2009-2011