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.
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.