Metropolitan Houston Chapter

Chevron Retirees Association

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June 7, 2016


Leah Oberlin,
 Houston Port Authority
Leah Oberlin is the Environmental Affairs Director for the Port of Houston Authority. The Port of Houston Authority (Port Authority) owns, operates and leases the public facilities at the Port of Houston including the general cargo terminals at th Turning Basin, the Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals. Ms. Oberlin is responsible for the management of the Port Authority's Water Programs, which include projects associated with storm water, wastewater, potable water, spill prevention control and countermeasures, dredging return water, vessel discharge, petroleum storage tanks, wetlands, NEPA, and soil/ground water remediation requirements, regulations, and permits at Federal, State, and Local Levels.

Ms. Oberlin has over 15 years of experience in the environmental field, most recently with HNTB Corporation where she served as the Environmental Planning Department Manager. While at HNTB, she specialized in federal permitting and National Environmental Policy Act projects including the Grand Parkway Segments H&I Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the South Padre Island 2nd Causeway EIS.    Her experience also includes ten years with the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Section Chief of the Palm Beach Gardens Regulatory office and Supervisory Environmental Engineer, where she supervised and/or prepared multiple large scale NEPA/federal permits associated with mining, dredging, coastal development, beach nourishment, water quality improvement, and other projects.

Ms. Oberlin earned a B.S. in Marine Science from Texas A&M University at Galveston, and has a M.S. in Environmental Engineering and Geological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame.

Check out excerpts from her presentation here.

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