John D. Cain

Founder & President

Mr. Cain has over forty years of comprehensive environmental management experience as a state regulator, a remediation consultant, an industry environmental manager, a senior manager for an international consulting firm, and the founder and President of Novesis, Inc.

Mr. Cain has over forty years of comprehensive environmental management experience as a state regulator, a remediation consultant, an industry environmental manager, a senior manager for an international consulting firm, and the founder and President of Novesis, Inc.

Mr. Cain is considered an authority on hazardous waste identification, permitting, compliance and corrective action. He has direct experience working with all aspects of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste management since 1979. He has been involved with litigation support as a consulting expert and testifying expert for a variety of complex environmental matters including RCRA, Superfund, recycling determinations, and permitting applicability disputes. His Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) expertise has been gained from over thirty years of working all sides of the CERCLA process: as a regulator doing site discovery, site assessment, Hazard Ranking System (HRS) site scoring, and identification of Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs); as a consultant working on-site investigations, HRS site scoring litigation support, remedial designs and remediation; and as a PRP representative negotiating CERCLA liability, equitable cost allocation, and working to control remediation costs. He has actively participated with the formulation and promulgation of significant environmental regulation and legislation including the South Carolina Environmental Audit and Disclosure Immunity Act and the South Carolina Environmental Protection Fund Act.

Mr. Cain’s multi-disciplinary experience with a wide range of intricate environmental issues has made him an effective client advocate and persuasive negotiator who has consistently achieved favorable results from State and Federal regulatory agencies. He has been successful with helping his clients realize significant cost savings through strategic planning and comprehensive regulatory understanding. His business approach has also resulted in positive long-term relationships with clients, regulatory officials, and industry leaders.