The OES team has worked in the private sector as well as in various capacities with regulatory agencies. Our team includes the following people:
Fred P. Osman, P.E., BCEE
Fred has over 30 years of experience in environmental regulation, both as a regulator and in the private sector. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and is a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania in the Environmental Field and he is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Fred began his career as an Air Pollution Control Engineer with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources Bureau of Air Quality Control, where he was appointed Chief of the Air Quality Section. In 1987 Fred was selected by the Secretary of DER to plan and implement DER’s first formal emergency response program (in 1990, his department responded to over 4,000 environmental incidents). In this position, Fred served as the Governor’s representative to the Federal Region III Regional Response Team with responsibility for coordinating state responses to spills of hazardous materials or oil under the National Contingency plan.
In addition, Fred served as the DER’s representative to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council, the Pennsylvania Committee for Radiological Emergency Protection, and the Pennsylvania Hazardous Materials Transportation Advisory Committee. Fred was selected as the state of Pennsylvania’s representative to the national task force established by EPA to review the adequacy of the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) program which was established as a result of the Ashland Oil Spill. He was DER’s primary contact on all issues relating to SARA Title III.
Bill has been practicing in the field of air quality since 1991. After receiving his B.S. in meteorology from Florida State University he began his career as a regulator with the State of Alabama, and has served continuously as an air quality consultant to industries and governments in the United States and abroad since 1993.
Bill has performed numerous air permitting, dispersion modeling, and compliance studies for clients throughout the United States, the Middle East, and Africa. He is proficient in the use of several different models, including AERMOD and CALPUFF. He regularly attends conferences/classes to stay abreast of the latest developments in the air dispersion modeling world, he has authored and presented many technical papers on dispersion modeling, and has taught air dispersion modeling classes to a variety of audiences in the United States and the Middle East.
Bill has conducted a multitude of modeling analyses that address the new 1-hr NO2, 1-hr SO2, and PM2.5 NAAQS. Many of these analyses have been for gas-fired combustion turbines and have involved a detailed assessment of startup/shutdown emissions and intermittent sources. He has utilized unique approaches to the development of offsite inventories using EPA modeling guidance, and he has implemented the Plume Volume Molar Ratio Method (including identifying representative in-stack NO2/NOx ratios) to address 1-hr NO2 impacts.
Bill managed a project for a major manufacturing facility in the Southwestern United States to address Lead monitoring/compliance issues. This project, which reviewed monitoring conducted by the State and EPA in the context of the (at the time) recently revised Lead NAAQS, was conducted in response to a proposed Lead nonattainment designation by EPA. Bill’s team authored comments on whether or not the data supported the establishment of a Lead NAAQS nonattainment area, along with comments on the proposed boundary should there be a Lead NAAQS nonattainment area. Ultimately EPA agreed with the position of Bill’s team in that the data collected, both in the method in which they were collected and the values of the data, did not support the determination of a Lead NAAQS nonattainment area in the area and withdrew its proposed nonattainment designation.
Bill has also done extensive work overseas. He managed the air quality portion of the Strategic Environmental Assessment for the King Abdullah Economic City, an 80 billion dollar development, in Saudi Arabia. As part of this effort, he directed the development of a comprehensive emissions inventory for facilities both within the city and nearby, conducted the air dispersion modeling, and interfaced with subcontractors across the world as well as the client based in Dubai to ensure timely and under-budget delivery of work products.
Beyond OES, Bill was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee, advising on the development and administration of programs and policies to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods, services, and products. In addition, Bill also serves on the Maryland/DC Export Council (DEC), a joint government/industry organization that provides assistance to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Maryland/DC area to begin or increase their exports.
Joe Nazzaro is the Director of the Continuous Emission Monitoring branch of OES. He has over thirty years’ experience in continuous emission monitoring regulation as an employee of a regulatory agency in addition to his work with OES.
Joe began his environmental career as an Air Pollution Control Engineer with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources’ Bureau of Air Quality control, where he held a number of staff positions which culminated in his appointment as Chief of the Continuous Emission Monitoring Section. He has a total of 30 years’ experience working in Pennsylvania’s air program, during which time he drafted Pennsylvania’s continuous emission monitoring regulations and authored Pennsylvania’s Continuous Source Monitoring Manual from the first edition through the initial drafts of the current Revision No. 8.
Mr. Nazzaro received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1972. He has published a number of technical papers and presented papers at a number of conferences, including those of the Air and Waste Management Association, the Air Pollution Control Association, and the Engineering Foundation.
Tom was previously the Air Program Manager for DEP’s Northcentral Region and has a vast knowledge of all aspects of Air Pollution Control regulations. He assists clients in obtaining air permits as well as with ongoing compliance issues.
Mr. Pounds was previously the Chief of the Municipal and Residual Waste Division of the DEP and was instrumental in the development of most of the regulations that exist today. He is an acknowledged expert on Pennsylvania’s regulation of all types of solid waste, and his background and experience is invaluable in assisting clients in assessing compliance with waste regulations and in finding beneficial uses for secondary materials.