Ms. BenKinney is an ecotoxicologist with more than 27 years of experience specializing in environmental toxicology and in assessing the fate, exposure, and environmental effects of substances, mixtures, and formulated products. She has developed, managed, and conducted facility process water, stormwater, groundwater, and wastewater effluent investigations for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting, treatability, compliance monitoring, total maximum daily load (TMDL) modeling, toxicity identification evaluation (TIE), and toxicity reduction evaluation (TRE). Ms. BenKinney has managed product and facility due diligence assessments, environmental impact assessments, chemical hazard assessments, and hazard communication development projects. She has designed, directed, and contributed to environmental programs ranging from small site-specific and product-specific assessments to large multimillion-dollar site assessments, facility operations evaluations, and product development programs. Ms. BenKinney has extensive experience in designing and conducting laboratory and field aquatic toxicity and environmental fate studies in accordance with rigorous quality assurance and good laboratory practice (GLP) procedures. She has managed the development of overall environmental strategies for new and existing product evaluations and product stewardship program design for consumer products, electronics, medical devices, dyes, flavors and fragrances, specialty and industrial chemicals, and petrochemicals and has assisted in negotiations with state, federal, and international regulators.
Ms. BenKinney was previously employed for 15 years at Mobil Oil Corporation, where she was responsible for testing and consulting activities concerning product registration; product stewardship, including assistance with Material Safety Data Sheet preparation; and new product development. She served as an advisor to facilities worldwide on environmental issues relating to water quality, effluent discharges, storm water, regulatory permitting, ecological impact, site assessments, and spill prevention/management. Ms. BenKinney is a technical expert in aquatic testing procedures and in assessing the fate, exposure, and environmental effects of petroleum hydrocarbons.