Executive Director John Whitescarver

John Whitescarver is a nationally recognized environmental expert in compliance with water regulations. He assists business and public sector executives with environmental decisions and implementation of environmental programs related to water regulations, permitting and stormwater runoff. He is board certified as Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) Certificate #02960019 by the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice.

  • Served on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) Compliance Assistance Advisory Committee (CAAC) in 2001. The group advised the EPA Administrator on compliance assistance and the integration of assistance with enforcement
  • Served on the US-EPA Small Business Advocacy Review Panel (Summer 1997) to streamline the stormwater (phase II) regulation prior to the proposal on 11/25/97
  • Served on the US-EPA Small Business Innovative Technology Expert Review Panel to consider review technical grant proposals  January 1998
  • Served on the US-EPA staff (1971-79) to develop clean water rules and discharge standards
  • Centec Corp. US-EPA contractor to train EPA and state permit writers 1980-1985
  • Ogden Corp. & Carter & Burgess – engineering & environmental consultant 1986-1994
  • Certified Instructor for State of Florida DEP Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training Class
  • Expert Witness in NPDES Litigation


  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1962
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, 1960


Executive Director

John limits his practice to permit compliance with federal and state environmental regulations. As a nationally recognized environmental expert, he assists corporate executives with environmental decisions. He recently was an expert witness in litigation of an insurance company vs. an industrial discharger. A major national project is the National Stormwater Center’s Certified Stormwater Inspector Course. He is the publisher of the Stormwater Quarterly which is mailed nationally. Subscribers include industrial managers, public works directors, and environmental regulators at the state and federal level.

Carter & Burgess, Inc. 1993-1994
Vice President

Represented Carter & Burgess, an architecture and engineering firm, from the company’s Washington, D.C. office – Also served as the Washington liaison for major clients, senior managers, and industry.

OGDEN Environmental and Energy Services Co., Inc 1987-1993
Director, Water Resources Department
Director, Ogden Storm Water Center

Ogden Corporation is a diverse company in the aviation, environmental, and energy fields. Directed staff in providing municipal, industrial, and federal clients with regulatory strategies and engineering services. Substantial local, regional, and national experience in sales, project management, environmental decisions, and engineered solutions to environmental challenges.

CENTEC Corporation 1985-1987
Vice President, Board of Directors

Director of Government Services for CENTEC. Responsible for EPA contracts valued over $20 million and a staff of twenty. Expanded services to emphasize effluent toxicity testing and toxicity evaluations of industrial and municipal wastewaters. Responsible for developing oil and gas industry effluent standards.

Whitescarver Associates, Inc. 1980-1985

Managed a staff of twelve professionals and provided technical and informational services to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Directed projects for the Effluent Guidelines Division and the Permits Division in effluent guidelines development, water basin studies, writing discharge permits for states, analytical symposia, pretreatment guidance, and environmental audits. Conducted and managed permit writer workshops on more than 12 major industrial sectors. Developed the final EPA national regulations for the porcelain enameling, coil coating, and canmaking industries.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  1971-1979
Washington, D.C.

Recognized by EPA as the “national expert in the background and formulation of municipal permitting policy and program direction.” Developed standard procedures used throughout EPA Headquarters, Regional Offices, and State NPDES agencies. Provided expert assistance to EPA Regional and Headquarters staff concerning the application of agency policy and program direction to the municipal permitting processes. Received recognition for the conduct of technical conferences at the national level to implement the discharge permit program. Received EPA’s Bronze Medal for special achievements in the development of effluent guidelines. Responsible for the development of the Porcelain Enameling Effluent Guidelines and the Shipbuilding and Repair Guidance Document. Provided expert witness testimony in litigation proceedings. Served on EPA committee to develop national industrial pre-treatment policies.

U.S. Air Force  1962-1968

Served as a B-52 copilot and received the Air Medal for combat missions in Southeast Asia.

Trans World Airlines 1968-1991
Pilot/Flight Engineer

As a pilot/flight engineer, carried passengers in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Honored in 1986 for the expert evacuation of a Lockheed 1011 airplane on fire after landing at Charles De Gaulle International Airport, Paris. The flying career was interrupted three times by furloughs and personal leaves of absence. This was useful to this provided opportunities to pursue environmental protection goals and other business interests.