Steve Goans is Deputy Director at the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. Steve is responsible for implementation of Federal Clean Water Act requirements and State of Nebraska water programs. Steve has been with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) for more than 27 years working mostly in water programs with occasional special projects in Air and Land divisions. Steve lead the development of the Assessing Wastewater Infrastructure Needs (AWIN) project which helps identify sustainability risks for communities. AWIN is used to make decisions on design, timing, and enforcement as NDEQ administer environmental requirements. Previous to NDEQ Steve worked for a private contractor on military projects around the country.
Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has additional education in Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Steve is a Professional Civil Engineer registered in the State of Nebraska. Steve is a member of the Nebraska Water Environment Federation and active in the national Association of Clean Water Administrators and the Environmental Council of States.