October 16, FCC-OSPE Luncheon

Date: October 16, 2014

Place: LaScala Restaurant, 4199 West Dublin Granville Road, Dublin, Ohio

Time: Registration: 11:30 am, Lunch: 11:45 am

Cost: Members: $20.00, Non-Members $30.00


Program: A Basic Introduction to Environmental Engineering for Non-Environmental Engineers 

As professional engineers it is often expected that we are familiar with many technical areas that are beyond the scope of our primary discipline of engineering. In an era where engineering education is becoming increasingly specialized, it is inherent in our responsibilities as professional to understand enough about related areas of engineering to work in a multi-disciplinary project.

In this seminar, we will briefly cover the history and basics of how the various regulatory agencies implement and enforce environmental laws and regulation. We will cover the basics of several common environmental regulations that are likely to be encountered on a typical design project, and discuss key implications these regulations may have on project design and schedule, including construction and post-construction stormwater management requirements, National Environmental Policy Act coordination, all appropriate inquiry, wetlands and air permitting. Finally we will discuss some current local environmental hot topics, including horizontal fracing, climate change and toxic algae.

Speaker: Devon E. Seal, P.E., MBA

Devon has over 10 years of experience at Gresham, Smith and Partners as an environmental consultant for airport, municipal and industrial clients. Devon is an environmental project manager with experience that includes environmental management assistance, regulatory compliance audits and environmental assessments, stormwater management assistance, air emissions inventories, industrial cleaning, national environmental policy act assistance, resource conservation and recovery act reporting, spill prevention and environmental training. Her work includes assisting clients with identifying compliance issues, developing and implementing environmental regulatory strategy, and she has been involved in projects from the preliminary planning phases through construction close-out. Devon received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

A certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development for attending the program will be presented at the luncheon.