Jim Formby


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Current Position: 

RCRA grant manager, and Voluntary Cleanup Program/Corrective Action Project Manager

Job duties: 

Manage resources related to RCRA cleanup and sites within the state of Texas. Manage various sites that require remediation in the state.
Provides QA/QC for data collection of state and federal performance measures.


Hopefully I have been part of keeping Texas residents safe from contaminated soil and groundwater and requiring cleanup from responsible parties.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about conservation and protecting wildlife and maintaining natural resources.

Describe your educational history: 

BS, Bio-Environmental Science, August 2000, Texas A&M, College Station

What advise would you give to the current Aggies interested in entering environmental industry? 

There a many aspects to environmental work (i.e., assessment, remediation, fate and transport, modeling). They are all important, but I would suggest you determine one that you are most interested in and be as knowledge able as you can on that particular subject matter. In other words strive to be an expert in something and make yourself stand out. You will be an even more asset wherever you work.

If you were entering the environmental industry today, what area would you pursue? Why?

I would work in reclamation and restoration of wildlife management areas. With development of industry and human impacts to our natural wildlife areas more and more negative impacts are destroying these resources. I would want to work with state and federal agency to incorporates policy that protects these area. There are many voices that speak up for protection of human health, but not nearly enough for those that don’t have a voice

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