Kevin Seals is Hanson’s chief environmental scientist. He joined the company in 1987 and manages the environmental portions of large-scale projects that require federal approval under the National Environmental Policy Act. These services include the preparation of environmental assessments and impact statements for infrastructure projects across the country. Kevin also has many years of experience preparing Section 404 permits under the Clean Water Act, which includes wetland delineations, habitat evaluations, surveys for threatened and endangered species and mitigation planning for impacts to these protected resources. He also has experience in geotechnical soils analysis, Phase I environmental site assessments and soil organic vapor sampling and gas chromatography testing for underground storage tanks.
He also is involved in managing public engagement activities, such as open houses, community presentations and media releases. Kevin has been instrumental in developing and managing an award-winning program for encouraging minority students to pursue careers in the fields of engineering and science — the Grow Our Own Minority Participation Program.
He has provided these services for numerous projects, including the ongoing Springfield Rail Improvements Project and the Hunter Lake project, both in Springfield, Illinois; permitting of Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area in Chandlerville, Illinois; U.S. Route 67 Expressway from Jacksonville to Godfrey, Illinois; U.S. Route 20 over the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa; Tier 2 master plan and environmental impact statement for the planned South Suburban Airport near Monee, Illinois; widening and reconstruction of a 22-mile section of Interstate 90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) in Boone, McHenry and Kane counties in Illinois; reconstruction and widening of a 3.6-mile section of the South Tri-State Tollway in Cook County, Illinois; and the Paducah and Louisville (P&L) Railroad relocation for the Kentucky Dam lock addition on the Tennessee River in Kentucky.
He is a member of the Association of Conservation Engineers, Society of Wetland Scientists, Association of State Wetland Managers and serves on the Center for American Archeology’s board of directors.
Hazardous Waste Operator and Emergency Response
Private Pilot License
Professional Association of Diving Instructors Open Water Diver Certification
Illinois State University: Bachelor’s degree, biological sciences