David G. Byro

November 5, 2008 at 4:03 am Leave a comment

Environmental Scientist, Office of Environmental Innovation, Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division,US Environmental Protection Agency

(David Byro will be working in the Philippines from September 28 – December 18. The U.S. Embassy is pleased to organize his schedule and offer his skills to different Philippine government agencies, private enterprise, educational institutions, and interested non-government organizations. You may contact him in Manila: c/o Economic Section, US Embassy, Manila, Roxas Boulevard, City of Manila. Telephone: 301-2000 extn 5242, Email: byrodg@state.gov (pre 12/18/08) ; byro.david@epa.gov (post 12/18/08)

Relevant Experience

Developed in-country experience in conservation of marine resources while putting B.S. degree in Biological Oceanography to practice as a fisheries volunteer in the Philippines from 1981 – 1983.

Published paper on fisheries project in Bais City, Negros Oriental. Fluent in Bisayan (Cebuano) and basic Pilipino.

Served as dive master and scientific diver on intermittent marine and fresh water research projects.

Expertise in the transfer of EPA’s innovative environmental technologies programs (Environmental Technology Verification/Small Business Innovation Research) and will assist in exploring alternative energy options.

Developed and operated the first regional Business Assistance Center in the US including the creation of a strong network of industry, state, local and third party business assistance providers to facilitate collaborative projects with industry. The Business Assistance Center’s focus is to provide compliance assistance, promote pollution prevention and encourage the development of innovative environmental technologies

Current Areas of Expertise:

– development and operation of Business Assistance Center, focused on improving environmental compliance in the private small business sector through collaborative industry partnerships.

– multi-media regulatory and technical assistance and innovative technology development

-dive master and scientific diver on intermittent marine and fresh water research projects

Previous Professional International Experience:

1981 – 1983 Philippines Fisheries Peace Corps Volunteer

June 1995 Philippines Project scoping for EPA’s and USAID’s US Asian Environmental Partnership

project on the Butuanon River


Drexel University/US EPA Continuing Education, Philadelphia, PA,Aquatic Toxicology and Groundwater Hydrology courses 1986-1987

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, B.S. Biological Oceanography 1977-1979

University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, Study toward a B.S. Biology


Reviving the Bais City Oyster Industry, ICLARM Newsletter, July 1983, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Philippines Oyster Project Opens Way for Small-Scale Farms, Fish Farming International, February 1983, London.

Areawide Implementation of Groundwater Institutional Controls at Superfund Sites, U.S. EPA, July 1991, Washington, D.C

Other Qualifications:

Scholarship: Earned academic Kopplemann scholarship (1976-1979).

Languages: Fluent in Cebuano (Scored 4.0 out of possible 5.0 in Peace Corps exam).

Certifications: 40 Hour Health and Safety/HAZWOPER ; Lead Auditor ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems; SCUBA/Dive Master; CPR; First Aid; AED


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