GREENVILLE, SC — Heather Smith, Natural Resources Program Manager at SynTerra Corporation, is the new Chairperson of the South Carolina Aggregates Association (SCAA) Environmental Committee. Smith has been a committee member for several years.
“This appointment is exciting for me and SynTerra,” Smith said. “But more importantly, I get to continue promoting the importance of compliance and stewardship. I am proud of SCAA efforts and SynTerra efforts to advance safe and responsible use of aggregates. Our communities and ecosystems come first.”
The SCAA represents the aggregate industry in interactions with government officials and regulators. The organization focuses on evolving regulation of groundwater, reclamation, land use, and natural resources. SCAA members also educate communities about uses and benefits of aggregates. South Carolina’s aggregate industry employs approximately 2,500 men and women.
“The SCAA is always looking for members who are interested in volunteering for service on our committees,” said SCAA President Elliott Botzis, who announced Smith’s appointment. “Committee members strengthen and enrich our association and foster strong cooperation with our stakeholders.”
Smith has performed complex federal- and state-led environmental assessments for more than 20 years. She manages environmental projects for mining, transportation, utility, and municipal clients. Her work includes assessments and remediation activities under the following programs:
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- Resource Conservation and Recovery (RCRA)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
Smith applies her extensive knowledge of environmental frameworks and complex strategies during the permit approval process. Additionally, she performs protected species assessments and wetland and stream delineations.
Smith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Clemson University.