Kevin Hopson

Kevin Hopson, PG

Vice President – Texas Operations, Principal Scientist

Austin, Texas
Email
(512) 821-2765

Mr. Hopson is a Registered Professional Geologist with more than 30 years of professional experience in the environmental and geoscience industry. He currently serves as Vice President-Texas and is responsible for a team of professionals that provides support to both commercial clients and state government in the management of environmental projects. Mr. Hopson provides managerial and technical support in environmental investigations, groundwater remediation, and public water supply compliance. He has extensive remediation experience with subsurface impact from volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds and dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL).

Mr. Hopson oversees a wide variety of environmental projects, including statewide Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on-call contracts for assessment, investigation, and removal services (Superfund and Brownfields projects), and remediation activities at leaking petroleum storage tank sites.

The TCEQ says working with him is “…like we are both working on the same side.”​

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  • Education

    B.S., Geology, Texas Tech University

  • Registration / Certification

    Professional Geoscientist, Texas

    Corrective Action Project Manager, Texas

    Professional Geologist, Louisiana

    Registered Geologist, Kansas

    Certified Professional Geologist, Pennsylvania

  • Specializations

    Soil and groundwater investigation, assessment, and remediation at Superfund sites and Brownfields

    Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plan preparation

    Regulatory interface, compliance monitoring and reporting

    Environmental risk management

    Public Water Supply compliance

  • Affiliations

    National Ground Water Association

    American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Select Publications and Presentations

Hopson, K. 2017. Case Study on Cleanup of Oil-Field Brine in the Ogallala Aquifer Groundwater. Presented to National Association of Environmental Professionals at Texas A&M. Austin, Texas, February 21, 2017.

Hopson, K. and K. Beck. 2013. Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Water Resources. City of Lubbock Environmental Department, Lubbock, Texas, March 2013.

Hopson, K. and M. Jacobs. 2008. Case study of integrated approach to the cleanup of Ogallala groundwater impacted by oilfield brine, Haskell County, Kansas. National Ground Water Association Groundwater Summit, Memphis, Tennessee, April 2008.

Hopson, K. and M. Jacobs. 2008. Case study of integrated approach to the cleanup of Ogallala groundwater impacted by oilfield brine, Haskell County, Kansas. Presented at National Convention of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), San Antonio, Texas, April 2008.

Hopson, K. and M. Jacobs. 2004. Case study of integrated approach to the cleanup of Ogallala groundwater impacted by oilfield brine, Haskell County, Kansas. Presented at International Petroleum and Environmental Conference, Houston, Texas, November 2005.

Hopson, K. and M. Jacobs. 2004. Case study of integrated approach to the cleanup of Ogallala groundwater impacted by oilfield brine, Haskell County, Kansas. Presented at National Convention of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Dallas Texas, April 2004; and the Southwest Section Meeting of the AAPG, El Paso, Texas, March 2004.

Representative Projects

Texas​

Mr. Hopson is program manager for the four-year, $4 million contract that addresses environmental impact from heavy metals, chlorinated solvents, and smelter wastes at projects throughout the state of Texas.

Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Arizona​

Mr. Hopson supervises staff working on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Region 9 Remedial Action Contract (RAC)​.

Haskell County, Southwest Kansas​

As project manager, Mr. Hopson oversaw the groundwater remediation project involving saltwater contamination in freshwater Ogallala aquifer​.