Claudine M. Camacho
Chief of Environmental Services
University of Guam/1991/B.A. Biology
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
Ms. Camacho has over 20 years of experience in the environmental permitting field and is knowledgeable of the local and federal permitting process for development projects in Guam and CNMI, as well as U.S. military environmental documentation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Her experience spans a diverse and challenging array of projects, including golf course/resort developments, institutions (bank, health-care facility), housing subdivisions/homesteads, condominiums, retail establishments, recreational aquatic parks, sewer outfalls, transformer substations, road reconstruction, boat ramps, fiber-optic cable landings and shore facility, involvement in the Saipan and Guam Wastewater Facilities Master Plans, and key participation in the environmental impact statement and siting study for the new landfill at Layon.
She has prepared or participated in the preparation of over 100 reports and applications, including Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Baseline Surveys, Records of Categorical Exclusion, Findings of No Significant Impact, Finding of Suitability for Easement, feasibility studies, biological surveys, wetland investigations, Department of the Army Permit applications, 401 Water Quality Certification applications, Guam Coastal Management Program Federal Consistency applications, CNMI Coastal Resources Management Office Major Siting Permit applications, and Guam Land Use Commission/Guam Seashore Commission development and wetland permit applications. She has coordinated with federal and local officials in carrying out the mandates of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Ms. Camacho is knowledgeable of the terrestrial and wetland flora of the Mariana Islands, and has prepared or contributed to the preparation of over 50 official wetland maps. Her wetland experience extends from Guam to the Northern Mariana Islands and the Republic of Palau. She has also performed botanical surveys under the auspices of the University of Guam Herbarium, and is familiar with the terrestrial and avian fauna of the Mariana Islands.
Ms. Camacho has completed AHERA asbestos abatement contractor/supervisor training, lead exposure safety training for construction workers, and OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training (HAZWOPER). She has obtained field sampling experience as a subcontractor under OHM, Inc. at remediation sites within Naval Base Guam.