Paula SchuhPaula Schuh, PG

Corporate Health and Safety Program Administrator, Principal Geologist

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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(505) 822-9400

Paula Schuh, P.G., serves as DBS&A’s Corporate Health and Safety and Quality Assurance Officer. She is also the New Mexico Water Resources and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Manager and serves as a Senior Project Manager of environmental projects. She has more than 20 years of technical and managerial experience in fieldwork, project management, work plan and cost estimate preparation, technical reporting, and interaction with municipal, state, and federal regulatory officials.

As the Water Resources and NEPA Manager, Ms. Schuh is responsible for the functional organization, business development, and technical oversight and recruiting of multidisciplinary scientists and engineers. She oversees technical professionals specializing in water supply development, water resources planning, water recycling and reuse, water infrastructure engineering, stormwater quality management, hydrologic analyses, water quality investigations and treatment, watershed management, and water rights. Projects include New Mexico State and Regional Water Plan Updates for the Interstate Stream Commission and New Mexico’s first permitted aquifer storage and recovery projects demonstration for Albuquerque Bernalillo Water Utility Authority and the City of Rio Rancho.

Ms. Schuh also supervises all aspects of the NEPA process, including environmental assessments, categorical exclusions, biological assessments, affected environment and impact analysis, and threatened and endangered species surveys.

Ms. Schuh oversees a statewide on-call NEPA contract for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and has worked on environmental projects for the New Mexico State Parks Division, New Mexico Environment Department Groundwater Bureau, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ISC, United States Forest Service, and National Park Service.

One NMDOT project manager that Ms. Schuh works with said, “Thank you for the informative, concise report. I have no edits or comments. I think it will serve as a model for moving forward, and already our engineers are excited by the [alternative] option, as the [standard option] is very expensive.”

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  • Education

    B.S., Geology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Registration / Certification

    Professional Geoscientist, Texas

  • Specializations

    National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    Environmental assessments (EA)

    Categorical exclusions

    Biological assessments

    Affected environment and impact analysis

    Threatened and endangered species surveys

    Due diligence

    Water quality monitoring and sampling

    Groundwater analysis

    Hydrogeologic investigations

    Drilling supervision

  • Additional Training

    MSHA Surface Miner Training

    Radiological Worker II Certification, presented by Department of Energy Office of Environment, Safety, and Health

    8-Hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Health and Safety Refresher Course

    OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training

    OSHA 8-Hour Supervisor/Manager Training

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