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Debra DiCianna has extensive experience in the compliance and operational issues of shipowners and the design/performance of ballast water management systems. Debra is a delegate for the US at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Tech Panel.
Prior to joining Choice Ballast Solutions, Debra supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on development of the 2013 Vessel General Permit and research for future updates. She also consulted for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Military Sealift Command and the American Bureau of Shipping in developing waste management solutions, assessing environmental compliance issues, and designing ship environmental systems. During her tenure with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Debra studied the design and performance of treatment technologies and developed water discharge regulations.
Debra has Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.