Stephanie Grelle holds a B.S. degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor and serves as a Senior Environmental Consultant with the Thrival Company. Stephanie began her career as a Quality Assurance chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, and now has 20 years of experience in the Environmental Compliance field.
Stephanie spent three years at Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant conducting waste and groundwater sampling, regulatory inspections and recordkeeping as well as State and Federal Compliance reporting. In 1993, Stephanie joined the Environmental Staff at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) overseeing Air Permitting & Compliance for the existing semiconductor operations at the Austin facility. During construction of the newest Austin fabrication facility, Fab 25, Stephanie ensured compliance with the state air permitting regulations and played a key role in emissions calculations and air permitting requirements for the development of AMD’s fabrication facility in Dresden, Germany.
During her 10 years at AMD, Stephanie gained a broad range of experience across all environmental media, ending her career as the Sr. Environmental Staff over Environmental Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. During her career at AMD, Stephanie had oversight and maintenance of the site New Source Review permits and City of Austin Industrial Waste Water Permit and assisted in the development of an Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) incorporating RCRA Contingency Plan, SPCC, SWPPP, and the City of Austin Toxic Organic Management/Slug Control Plan. Regulatory reporting responsibilities included compiling and submitting the Texas Tier Two, Toxic Release Inventory, Source Reduction/Waste Minimization, and Industrial Wastewater Self-Monitoring Reports as well as the Annual Emission Inventory.
Stephanie assisted with the development of site Environmental Programs, including Storm Water, Industrial Wastewater, Air Quality, Groundwater, ODS/Global Climate Change, and Waste Management Programs and had oversight of site environmental compliance audit and corrective action measure development. Stephanie also developed instructional modules and conducted routine Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Emergency Response Team training as part of her role in supporting AMD’s EHS department.
Additional regulatory work included an integral role in the development and promulgation of Standard Exemption #115 (now 30 TAC 106.225) for Semiconductor Manufacturing and compilation of comments on proposed Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit. Stephanie was an active member of the Clean Air Force of Central Texas and assisted in the development of Commute Solutions program for Austin semiconductor site.
As an Independent Consultant in the Environmental arena, Stephanie has experience in EMS implementation for the Texas A&M System Offices and provided support for the Intellex EMS data management tool. She has compiled facility waste classifications, Federal Title V air permit documentation, and has conducted Screen3 air dispersion modeling to support air permitting applications.