Kelly D. Moran, Ph.D.
Dr. Moran is President of TDC Environmental, LLC. A chemist with more than 25 years of experience as an environmental professional, Dr. Moran was one of the first to recognize the tremendous potential for true source control as a cost-effective solution to wastewater and stormwater pollution, which led her to co-found both of California’s major stormwater source control projects: the Brake Pad Partnership and the Urban Pesticides Pollution Prevention Project (UP3 Project).
Dr. Moran has quantified true pollutant sources and reductions achievable from specific true source control measures for multiple water pollutants, including copper, zinc, PCBs, and pesticides.
Dr. Moran’s work has been honored with numerous awards, including the U.S. EPA Region 9 Environmental Award for Outstanding Achievement.
President, TDC Environmental, LLC (1999-present)
Provides science-based environmental consulting services to agencies across California. Cofounded and staffed two key projects--the Urban Pesticides Pollution Prevention Project (UP3 Project) and the Brake Pad Partnership. The UP3 Project has triggered national pesticide regulatory changes that prevent pesticides water pollution, as well as California regulations of pyrethroid insecticides predicted to reduce pyrethroid toxicity in urban runoff by 80-90%, eliminating pyrethroid-caused aquatic toxicity that was occurring in most California urban watersheds. The Brake Pad Partnership developed a solution to water pollution from vehicle brake pads that is currently being implemented nationwide. The >50% urban runoff copper reductions not only benefit salmon and other copper-sensitive aquatic organisms--they substantially benefit California municipalities, which stand to save from $50 to $100 billion in copper-related Clean Water Act compliance costs over the next 30 to 40 years.
Manager of Environmental Control Programs, Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant (1993-1999)
Planned and implemented about 25 pollution prevention programs to reduce water pollution from more than 100 major industries, 1,000 commercial businesses, and 80,000 residences. Program reduced levels of 5 key metals in the plant’s wastewater by 30 to 80% and eliminated problems with arsenic, lead, nickel, selenium, silver, and tributyltin. In 1998, the program was named the Nation’s Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Program by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.
Project Manager and Hazardous Materials Group Supervisor, Environmental Science Associates (1988-1993)
Performed environmental impact assessments, health risk assessments, accident analyses, and environmental compliance analyses. Successfully managed jobs from $3,500 to $500,000 and staff from 2 to 33 people with performance periods from 3 weeks to 2 years. Principal author of more than a dozen environmental review documents and co-author of more than 100 additional reports
Ph.D., Chemistry, U. C. Berkeley
Bachelor of Science with Honors, Chemistry, Stanford University
California EPA Green Ribbon Science Panel (2009-present; Co-Chair 2013-present)
San Francisco Bay Regional Monitoring Program Science Advisor (2013-present)
California State Water Board Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program Science Advisor (2013-present)
City of San Mateo, Planning Commission (2006-2013; Chair 2008/09 and 2010/11)
City of San Mateo, Sustainability Advisory Committee (2007)
California Stormwater Quality Association Executive Program Committee (2006-present)
City of San Mateo, Public Works Commission (1999-2006; Chair 2002/03 and 2005/06)
California State Source Reduction Advisory Committee (1999-2013; Chair 1999-2004)
Honors and Awards
U.S. EPA Region 9 Environmental Achievement Award - 2004
California Stormwater Quality Association Outstanding Service Award - 2010, 2012, 2013
Pollution Prevention Advocate of the Year, Western Regional Pollution Prevention Network - 2002
Letter of commendation, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board - 1999
American Chemical Society
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
California Stormwater Quality Association
Sustainable San Mateo County
California Product Stewardship Council