Dallas AIChE – June 28, 2011 Meeting Announcement
DATE: Tuesday June 28th 2011
TIME: 6:00 PM Officer / Directors’ Meeting with Officers and Directors Election
PLACE: Two Guys From Italy Restaurant
COST: Cost of your meal (typically $8-15)
RSVP by email to Shannon Kramer at email@example.com. If by phone, please call J. R. Rodriguez at 940-725-0493.
SPEAKER: Nancy Garnett, P.E., Environmental Manager – Cement & Expanded Shale.
TOPIC: Topic: Review of Environment Regulations for Industrial Facilities
What’s in it for me?
Here’s part of the answer:
• I will be better informed on the most recent developments in environmental regulations applicable to industrial facilities.
• I will have a better understanding of the requirements for environmental protection and compliance with the law.
• I should see some areas where my responsibilities as an engineer relate to those that depend upon my decisions for their welfare.
• I will have the opportunity to network with leaders in the Chemical Engineering field
Special Note: During the business portion of this meeting we will be electing our new slate of Officers and Directors for 2011-2012. This is a great opportunity to contribute to make the Section the way you want it to be. Please attend and participate in the election; better still, volunteer for any open positions that you would be willing to fill and contribute in.
You can also volunteer to offer a talk on your favorite engineering or management subject, making yourself known to your peers and seniors attending the meeting or receiving the meeting invitation. Do not miss the meeting!
Nancy Garnett received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University in 1981. She began her career at Halliburton Services Research Center in Duncan, OK in 1981 as the first woman engineer at that location. After 3 years working as an “expert” in hydraulic fracturing, she transferred to Dallas, TX to work at Halliburton’s Dallas Division office where she provided cost estimates of services (cementing, acidizing, tools, fracturing) provided by Halliburton in addition to designing fracturing treatments. In 1990, she began a new career in the environmental field as an engineer for Texas Industries, Inc. (TXI). She was promoted to Environmental Manager – Aggregates & Concrete with TXI in 2001. In 2006 she was promoted to Environmental Manager – Cement & Expanded Shale.
Members of the TXI environmental department work as internal consultants for TXI. They cover all aspects of environmental regulations and provide guidance to plant managers to assure that they have the information they need to stay in compliance with applicable regulations. TXI is a construction materials company which include concrete batch plants; mining of sand, gravel and limestone; bagged consumer products; expanded shale & clay manufacturing; and cement manufacturing. Nancy has worked with these facilities in Texas, Colorado, California, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Her current focus is on the ESC plant in Navarro County and two cement plants in Texas (New Braunfels and Midlothian).
Nancy is not a native Texan. She was raised in various areas around the US because her father was in the USAF. Areas in which she lived are Ohio, Maine, New Mexico, South Dakota, and then back New Mexico for high school and college. After college she worked in Oklahoma then to Texas in 1984.
Nancy was treasurer, secretary, vice chair and chair of Dallas Section of AIChE in the early 1990s. She is completing her second term as Chair today. She became a registered professional engineer in Texas in 1993.
Today she will provide an overview of environmental topics related to industrial sites.