Gordon & Lawton, Inc. was established in April, 1992 and is based in Austin,Texas. Gordon & Lawton, Inc. provides high quality environmental science and regulatory affairs consulting services to industry, state and local government entities, banks, insurance companies, other consulting firms and law firms. The disciplines represented by our technical staff include environmental science, soil science, geochemistry and hydrogeology. Gordon & Lawton, Inc. also offers regulatory affairs and litigation support services.
TRACEY O'SHAY, P.G., C.P.S.S.
Ms. O'Shay has managed the day-to-day management and operation of Gordon & Lawton, Inc. since 1992. She has over 30-years of experience as a practicing environmental geoscientist in the upstream oil & gas, oil field service and surface mining industries. She also has two years of experience as a RCRA groundwater enforcement coordinator for the State of Texas. Ms. O'Shay holds a Masters Degree in Soil Science from Texas A&M University and is a State of Texas licensed Professional Geoscientist.
Ms.O'Shay manages most of Gordon & Lawton, Inc.'s technical projects, including environmental site assessment, remediation and compliance monitoring activities. Ms. O'Shay also provides regulatory compliance and litigation support services. In addition, she is involved in the review and preparation of various environmental plans, including hazardous and solid waste closure and post-closure care plans, corrective action plans, site assessment and investigation plans, spill prevention control and countermeasures (SPCC) plans, storm water pollution prevention plans and other environmentally related reports and correspondence. She also manages Gordon & Lawton, Inc.'s soil vapor extraction, groundwater sampling and groundwater treatment system maintenance, monitoring, sampling and reporting services.
MARK L. McCOURY
Mr. McCoury is Vice-President of Gordon & Lawton, Inc. and has had more than 25 years of permitting experience in the oil, gas and environmental areas. Mr. McCoury is responsible for preparing oil field waste management permits such as saltwater injection well permits, drilling permits, land treatment and landfarm permits. Mr. McCoury also provides expert witness testimony before the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC).
Before joining Gordon & Lawton, Inc., Mr. McCoury was employed with the RRC as a Pit Analyst for the Underground Injection Control Section where he reviewed applications for pit permits (Form H-11) and attachments for completeness as required by Statewide Rule 8. He also worked as a Well Analyst where he performed administrative review for completeness on applications filed for new and amended permits issued for disposal, injection, storage, and brine mining wells by the Environmental Services Section of the Oil and Gas Division of the RRC under Statewide Rules 9, 46, 74 and 81. He also functioned as a mediator between RRC injection and disposal well permit applicants and protestants to the applications.