Jeffrey T. Chaffee, P.E. Executive Manager

Jeffrey T. Chaffee, P.E. Executive Manager

Certifications:
Professional Engineer

Jeff has over 40 years of experience in engineering and in management of environmental projects and programs in industry, government, and consulting. Jeff joined Bison in 1996 and served as Vice President for many years before assuming the position of President. He holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the Montana Tech and an M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Oregon State University. Jeff is a registered Professional Engineer in Montana. Jeff has served in a variety of technical and management roles at Bison since 1996.

At Bison, Jeff has focused on managing environmental regulatory projects for a variety of clients. He has worked on and managed full environmental permitting for large electric generation facilities. He tracks developments in air quality and environmental regulations and advises clients on their compliance responsibilities. He follows regional and national environmental policy issues that may be of interest to Bison clients; for example, serving on an Ozone Non-Attainment Area Advisory Group for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, tracking the development of the Federal Clean Power Plan and its potential impact on Montana, and researching major environmental issues.

Jeff’s prior experience included directing ambient environmental monitoring programs for a major coal-fired power complex in Southeast Montana. He also offered consulting services, including work on industrial facility siting and hazardous waste management. He served as Bureau Chief and Administrator of the Air Quality Division of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for eight years. Jeff directed the monitoring, permitting and planning functions of the air quality program for the State of Montana and oversaw the expansion of the state air quality program to address the 1990 Amendments to the Federal Clean Air Act.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and traveling with his spouse, and training his Black Lab Ruby.

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