Weiss Associates




Joyce Adams, PG, CHG, QISP, QSD
Senior Project Geologist

Joyce Adams is a geologist with a Bachelor’s Degree and more than 25 years of experience in soil and groundwater investigations, as well as 12 years of experience in industrial and construction storm water management, hazardous materials compliance, and waste management. Her experience includes hydrogeologic and geochemical interpretation, subsurface investigations, construction oversight, vapor intrusion risk assessments, industrial and construction storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) development and implementation, SWPPP training, health and safety management and training, and field work supervision.  Ms. Adams was one of the first Trainer of Record (ToR) and Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner under the recently adopted General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities, Order 2014-0057-DWQ.

Ms. Adams began her career at Weiss in 1990, and in addition to developing an extensive portfolio of client services, she managed Weiss’s corporate safety program for eight years and developed and taught numerous occupational health and safety training courses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil and groundwater investigation and remediation
  • Vapor intrusion risk assessment
  • Storm water compliance and management, including SWPPP and best management practices development, storm water sampling, and reporting
  • Regulatory compliance for sites subject to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Permitting per Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) Waste Discharge Requirements and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program
  • Construction oversight


  • Bachelor of Science in Geology, California State University, Fresno, California
  • RCRA/Title 22, California Hazardous Waste Management Course, McCoy and Associates, Inc.

Professional Registrations and Certifications

  • Professional Geologist (PG), State of California No. 7380
  • Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG), State of California No. 960
  • Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (QSD) and Practitioner (QSP) No. 22900
  • Trainer of Record and Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP) No. 001