Fred Osman is the founder of Osman Environmental Solutions, LLC (OES), an environmental consultancy based in Harrisburg, PA. OES specializes in air and waste permitting and compliance issues and brings to the client a unique mix of knowledge of the regulatory process and the regulatory mind set, as well as business strategy development in the air emissions and waste management areas. Mr. Osman has over fify years’ experience in environmental regulation, both as a Division Director of a regulatory agency and in the private sector.
Prior to the establishment of OES, Mr. Osman was a co-founder and co-owner of Evergreen Environmental, Inc., (EEI) and spent over twelve years with that organization as a consultant in environmental regulatory matters.
During his career in the private sector, Mr. Osman has performed consulting services for Fortune 500 companies (General Electric, Caterpillar, Exelon, Duke Energy, Williams), other nationally known major companies (Harley-Davidson, Covanta, Harsco, Solar Turbines, Cinergy, Horsehead Industries, Empire Kosher, Hanover Foods), and many smaller to mid-size companies, as well as several colleges and governmental agencies.
Mr. Osman received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1970. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania in the Environmental Field, and he is a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Mr. Osman has performed permitting and regulatory valuation/compliance services for electric generating facilities, cement plants, concrete plants, oil and gas upstream and midstream companies, mushroom growers, motorcycle manufacturers, the secondary metals industry, wood furniture manufacturers, and food producers, to name a representative sample.
The majority of his practice is in the major industry sector, where he has worked with industries in power generation, solid waste disposal, coating industries with VOC issues, food processing, wood products, mineral products, and metallurgical processes.
In terms of areas of practice, these include the full reach of regulatory/compliance issues, from acquisition of construction permits and operating permits, to emissions reports for regulated industry, including criteria pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and greenhouse gas emissions, and other required compliance reports.
Mr. Osman 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 Air Quality Section. He has a total of sixteen years’ experience working in Pennsylvania’s air program.
In June of 1987, Mr. Osman was selected by the Secretary of DER to plan and implement DER's first formal emergency response program. His responsibilities included staffing, budget, training, equipping, and maintaining 24-hr readiness of a staff of 72 personnel, who responded to over 4000 environmental incidents in 1990. His responsibilities also included coordinating all DER programs in responding to emergency situations. In this position, Mr. Osman 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. He also served as the Department of Environmental Resources representative to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council, the Pennsylvania Committee for Radiological Emergency Protection, and the Pennsylvania Hazardous Materials Transportation Advisory Committee. Mr. Osman 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.
Areas of Expertise
· New Source Review Permitting
· Client Rehabilitation
· Greenhouse Gas Reporting
· Expert Testimony
· Alternative Fuels
· Emissions Inventory Development
· Environmental Audits
· Due Diligence
· Toxics Release Reporting
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