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An Introduction to Michael A. Kyte, Aquatic Biologist
Michael A. Kyte Senior Aquatic Biologist <ul><li>Over 35 years of consulting experience in aquatic (marine, estuarine, fre...
Areas of Expertise <ul><li>Projects affecting marine, estuarine, and/or freshwater environments and some with upland/terrr...
Utilities <ul><li>Outfalls (Midway, Lakehaven, Kitsap County, Kingston, Brightwater) </li></ul><ul><li>Pipelines (water an...
Project Example Midway Sewer District Submarine Outfall Replacement ($455,000 environmental budget in 2007) ($45,000 to $5...
Midway Outfall Construction Supervision Intertidal construction Subtidal construction Water quality monitoring Underwater ...
Midway Outfall  Mitigation Implementation Eelgrass mitigation staging and assembly point Eelgrass planting units ready for...
Cherry Point <ul><li>Consulting on Cherry Point technical issues since 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting contracts with th...
Cherry Point Industries BP (ARCO), Alcoa-Intalco, ConcoPhillips NPDES Outfall Studies Annual shoreline monitoring Technica...
Alaska Experience <ul><li>North Slope Borough – EA for oil field development </li></ul><ul><li>Pribilof Islands – Impact s...
Freshwater Experience <ul><li>Design and impact evaluation for marina breakwaters on the Columbia River </li></ul><ul><li>...
Sediment Sampling <ul><li>Conducted surface and diver-operated sediment sampling in all major Puget Sound ports and for ma...
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  1. 1. An Introduction to Michael A. Kyte, Aquatic Biologist
  2. 2. Michael A. Kyte Senior Aquatic Biologist <ul><li>Over 35 years of consulting experience in aquatic (marine, estuarine, freshwater) environments and habitats particularly in relation to critical habitats and commercially important and threatened and endangered species </li></ul><ul><li>All of the Pacific NW: inland, nearshore and deep sea off British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Gulf of Maine, , Alaska (Aleutian Islands, Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound, North Slope, Southeast) </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive knowledge of and experience with marine/estuarine ecosystems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>intertidal and subtidal benthic ecology (e.g., eelgrass) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>permitting, impact evaluation, and mitigation planning and implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>construction supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expert with sampling methods and systems for biology and sediments </li></ul>
  3. 3. Areas of Expertise <ul><li>Projects affecting marine, estuarine, and/or freshwater environments and some with upland/terrrestrial components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Petroleum and water pipelines and cables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cogeneration plants (BP Cherry Point and E. WA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wastewater outfalls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marinas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marine terminals (e.g., BP Cherry Point north dock expansion) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Capital Permitting: Fishery, Biological, and Water Quality Studies and Chapters/Sections for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JARPAS (Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EISs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EFSEC applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FERC licensing/relicensing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NPDES permits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corps Section 10 and 404 permits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WDNR Aquatic Lands Leases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Endangered Species Act Biological Assessments/Evaluations (WSDOT Senior BA Writer) </li></ul><ul><li>Permit Negotiations – Tribal, State, Federal resource agencies (NOAA, USFWS, Army Corps) </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigation Plan design, negotiation, and implementation </li></ul>
  4. 4. Utilities <ul><li>Outfalls (Midway, Lakehaven, Kitsap County, Kingston, Brightwater) </li></ul><ul><li>Pipelines (water and petroleum products) </li></ul><ul><li>Cables (Telecom, Telus, P.S. Energy) </li></ul><ul><li>Services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select route and construction methods to achieve least impact (avoid, minimize) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permitting and negotiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fishery surveys (e.g., geoducks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eelgrass and kelp surveys, mitigation plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design and implement mitigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Project Example Midway Sewer District Submarine Outfall Replacement ($455,000 environmental budget in 2007) ($45,000 to $55,000 annually for 5 years of monitoring: 2008 - 2012)
  6. 6. Midway Outfall Construction Supervision Intertidal construction Subtidal construction Water quality monitoring Underwater supervision
  7. 7. Midway Outfall Mitigation Implementation Eelgrass mitigation staging and assembly point Eelgrass planting units ready for storage Eelgrass baskets in holding area Commercial diver contractor preparing to plant eelgrass
  8. 8. Cherry Point <ul><li>Consulting on Cherry Point technical issues since 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting contracts with the refineries since 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Permitting support </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term biological monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Sediment monitoring (with ENSR & RETEC) </li></ul><ul><li>Dredging studies </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cherry Point Industries BP (ARCO), Alcoa-Intalco, ConcoPhillips NPDES Outfall Studies Annual shoreline monitoring Technical advisor Permitting and Construction Supervision NPDES Outfall Studies
  10. 10. Alaska Experience <ul><li>North Slope Borough – EA for oil field development </li></ul><ul><li>Pribilof Islands – Impact study for crab processors </li></ul><ul><li>Aleutian Islands, Adak Is. - Structural inspection and a RI/FS for an ecological risk assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Cook Inlet – Biological studies (diving and deep water) for oil exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Prince William Sound – Octopus fishery study and long-term impact assessment of EVOS </li></ul><ul><li>SE Alaska – Recon studies for mine tailings disposal, AKDOT terminal development (included contaminated sediment assessment) </li></ul>Sitka AKDOT EVOS studies
  11. 11. Freshwater Experience <ul><li>Design and impact evaluation for marina breakwaters on the Columbia River </li></ul><ul><li>Impact evaluation for the Bellingham municipal water intake in Lake Whatcom </li></ul><ul><li>Fish surveys and removals in E. WA </li></ul><ul><li>Stream/fish surveys on Adak Is. </li></ul><ul><li>ESA BA and field studies for E. WA cogen power plant </li></ul><ul><li>ESA BA for cogen power plant at Cherry Point </li></ul><ul><li>Fish habitat (cold water regugia) studies in Lake Coeur d’Alene </li></ul><ul><li>Ecosystem studies in Coeur d’Alene river valley </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigation design and ESA BA for the Port of Vancouver, WA </li></ul><ul><li>ESA BA for BNSF Skykomish wetland remediation/restoration </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sediment Sampling <ul><li>Conducted surface and diver-operated sediment sampling in all major Puget Sound ports and for many industries </li></ul><ul><li>ENSR and RETEC and other companies contracted with Ardea Enterprises (MK) in the past </li></ul><ul><li>BP (ARCO) sediment monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Boat and diver services now available in house </li></ul>

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