• Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) from Texas Tech University
    BS in Zoology from Texas Tech University
    ABS PSM Training
    PHA Leadership Training


James has also served several years in a variety of corporate EHSS/PSM roles. He has extensive experience developing permit applications, negotiating permit conditions with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and developing management systems to ensure compliance with state and federal environmental, safety, security, and process safety regulations. Over his career he has helped develop innovative and cost effective solutions for numerous air, water, and waste issues in addition to successfully managing the costs and schedule for the implementation of the resulting capital and expense projects. 

The following is a list of specific projects by media:


  • Air Projects
    • MSS Permit Applications
    • NSR Permit Application for a $100 million plant expansion
    • Initial and renewal application of Title V Permits
    • HON Reporting
    • Performed negotiation and fulfillment of Agreed Orders
    • Performed internal auditing of permit stipulations
    • PBR preparation
    • Ozone Depleting Substances record keeping
    • Prevention of Significant Degradation Netting
    • Negotiating Best Available Control Technology Requirements Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP
    • Air Control Devise Trouble Shooting Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP
    • Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP Compliance


  • Water/Wastewater Projects
    • TPDES Permitting
    • Storm water Discharge and Multi-Sector Permitting
    • Discharge Monitoring Reporting
    • Drinking Water System Registration / Monitoring


  • Waste
    • RCRA Part A and B Permitting
    • Notice of Registration Maintenance
    • Hazardous Waste Management
    • Notice of Registration Maintenance
    • Secondary Materials Classification
    • Texas Waste Management Rules


  • Remediation
    • Affected Property Assessment Reports
    • Remediation Action Plans
    • Design and installation of a soil vapor extraction system to remediate benzene contamination of the Ogallala Aquifer
    • Reclamation plan for a 600 Acre mine tailings pond
    • Interception of seepage plumes
    • Reclamation of a salt contaminated impoundments


  • Safety / Process Safety / RMP
    • Submitting and updating EPA risk Management Plans
    • Leading Process Safety Audits
    • Conducting PSM/RMP incident investigations
    • Development of Risk Assessment / Risk Management Procedures
    • Development and implementation of hazard recognition and accident prevention programs
    • Development and implementation of life critical safety procedures

​​​​​​​​James Scroggins is an Environmental, Industrial Hygiene and Safety, Process Safety Consultant with Open Range Engineering Services, PLLC located in Pampa, Texas. James has 40 years of experience in the petrochemical, refining, mining and milling industry as an environmental engineer, production engineer, technical supervisor, Environmental, Health, Safety, Process Safety, Security Manager, and corporate Environmental, Health, Safety & Security (EHSS) Manager. In addition James has participated in several environmental and equipment assessments related to merger and acquisition activities and insurance claims.

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