Dr. Jason Lenz is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Creek Run LLC Environmental Engineering in Montpelier, Indiana. He presented a research paper “Leaking Underground Storage Tanks – Forty Years Later, What Has Been Accomplished?” during the week of September 11, 2017, in Colorado.

The conference was the 69th annual and was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado during the second week of September. The paper discussed the passage of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act in 1976 and the role it has played in eliminating unprotected steel UST in the United States. Dr. Lenz has witnessed the removal and installation of more than 1,000 tanks since 1991 and is a member of the Indiana IPCA ELTF task force.

Other highlights at the conference included the election of Dr. Greg Hempen as the AEG president. Dr. Hempen was a guest of Creek Run in February 2017, speaking at the monthly Professional Geologists of Indiana meeting and to the staff of Creek Run.  Also, Dr. Scott Anderson ended his term as the 2017 Jahn’s Lecturer – one of his last lectures was at the annual Creek Run Geology Symposium. Dr. John Wakabayashi was announced at the 2018 Jahn’s Lecturer. The conference included 26 technical sessions and more than 100 paper presentations.  The 2018 conference will be held in San Francisco.

Creek Run is a full-service environmental consulting firm with 43 employees headquartered in Montpelier, Indiana with offices in Indianapolis, LaPorte, and Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Creek Run’s expertise is in Underground Storage Tank Management, investigations, and petroleum remediation. They currently have successfully completed 187 site closures (NFA) since 1993.