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Bureau of Air Quality
Air Quality Central Office Organizational Chart
- Represents Bureau at legislative, press, regulated community
and general public functions.
- Maintains communications within the DEP and outside entities.
- Manages the Bureau's resources to achieve the goals of the Clean
Air Act and the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act.
- Establishes Bureau goals, objectives and management policies.
- Phone: (717) 787-9702.
- E-mail: Joyce E. Epps,
- Coordinates the Bureau's program development activities as they
relate to federal Clean Air Act and state Air Pollution Control
- Serves as Bureau liaison with other governmental entities, interstate
groups and advisory committees in matters related to program development
and existing program interface.
- Represents the Bureau at press, regulated community, program
development and general public functions.
- Phone: (717) 787-1455.
- E-mail: Dean Van Orden,
Support Services Section
- Provides accounting, budgeting, purchasing, personnel and
contract management assistance.
- Provides clerical and administrative support related to correspondence,
travel arrangements, office management, special projects and
- Administers and controls various funds and grants.
- Oversees the preparation of fiscal data and reports.
- Phone: (717) 772-3433
- E-mail: Dawn Levarto
Air Information Management
- Manages the collection and analysis of air data.
- Manages the air program data systems and hardware.
- Assures accessibility of the data to the public and Department
in understandable forms.
- Manages data quality and control.
- Provides guidance to AQ staff on current and proposed quality
assurance guidelines from EPA and the DEP Quality Management
- Reviews quality assurance documentation and procedures to
assure compliance with established standards.
- Participates in the development of internet and eGov applications,
such as AES*OnLine, that allow facilities to submit data to
- Develops and assists in creating reports that utilize collected
- Provides support to AQ staff for their desktop computing needs
including hardware and software purchases/maintenance.
- Operate and maintain the internal AQ web server and oversee
content creation for the DEP external web site.
- Coordinates Geographic Information System (GIS) application
- Manages and maintains the Air Quality Point Source Inventory
(Plant Emissions) and reporting to EPA and others.
- Manages and maintains the Air Quality Area Source Inventory
and reporting to EPA and others.
- Coordinates the Air Information Management System (AIMS)
and oversees Air Quality Computer System Analysis, Enhancements,
- Coordinates and reports Emissions Reporting Information and
- Coordinates and reports Emission Inventory and Compliance
Information to EPA.
- Reports Air Quality Laboratory Results to the region and coordinates
Air Quality Samples with Air Quality Point Source Inventory
and the AIMS Computer System.
- Estimates, coordinates, and reports plant and area wide emissions
of hazardous air pollutants (HAPS) to EPA and other users of
- Represents Air Quality data and business practices to the
Departmental Multimedia Computer System, eFACTS (Environment,
Facility, Application, Compliance Tracking System).
- Coordinates and reports Air Quality Information to management
- Phone: (717) 787-1455.
- E-mail: Dean Van Orden,
Division of Air Quality
- Collects current and maintains historical data on air pollution.
- Conducts investigative sampling to determine nature and extent
- Produces a daily forecast of air quality, the Pollutant Standards
- Initiates emergency control programs.
- Develops new sampling and analysis techniques.
- Phone: (717) 783-9268.
- E-mail: Nick Lazor, Chief
Toxic Monitoring Section
- Conducts ambient air quality studies of toxic pollutants using
a variety of portable and stationary monitoring equipment. Parameters
monitored include volatile organic compounds, hydrogen sulfide,
mercury, carbon dioxide, aldehydes, combustible gases, particulate
matter, and weather elements.
- Handles air monitoring aspects of hazardous waste disposal/destruction
and of Superfund site work.
- Arranges for sample analysis by the DEP Bureau of Laboratories
- Analyzes monitored data and conducts comparison studies for
- Oversees the DEP's acid rain and mercury deposition networks
as well as a seasonal ragweed pollen sampling network.
- Phone: (717) 783-9477.
- E-mail: Mike Hopko, Chief
Quality Assurance & Data Assessment
- Collects and validates ambient air quality data.
- Conducts quality assurance of ambient air instrumentation.
- Coordinates with EPA on data reporting.
- Distributes Pollutant Standards Index.
- Repairs ambient air equipment.
- Orders and distributes ambient air equipment parts.
- Operates and maintains ambient air equipment in Southcentral
- Phone: (717) 772-3377.
- E-mail: Sean Nolan, Chief
Field Operations and Maintenance Section
- Develops technical aspects of ambient air quality field monitoring
- Operates and maintains statewide ambient air monitoring field
- Evaluates/selects new air monitoring locations, arranges leases,
develops site construction specifications.
- Conducts special study/special investigative sampling.
- Reviews contractor proposed monitoring plans.
- Conducts periodic reviews of air monitoring network, identifying
data trends used to continually update the location and number
- Phone: (717) 772-3958.
- E-mail: Don Torsello, Chief
Division of Air Resource
- Develops regulations, policies, and guidance necessary to implement requirements of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act (APCA).
- Develops strategies and programs to address interstate transport issues.
- Develops State Implementation Plans.
- Work with regional and national groups on the development and implementation of stationary and area source emission reduction strategies.
- Phone: (717) 772-3436.
- E-mail: Kirit Dalal, Chief
- E-mail: Susan Hoyle, Regulatory Coordinator
Mobile Sources Section
- Works with PennDOT to implement vehicle emissions inspection/maintenance
- Implements voluntary and pilot programs to reduce pollution
from cars, trucks and offroad sources.
- Works with metropolitan planning agencies to ensure transportation
projects are consistent with air quality plans.
- Works with national and regional groups on other mobile source
issues such as improved gasoline and diesel fuels.
- Phone: (717) 772-3926.
- E-mail: Chris Trostle
Stationary Sources Section
- Prepares projected stationary source SIP Inventories.
- Develops regulations for stationary and area sources.
- Develops and administers programs that reduce interstate transport of pollutants.
- Coordinates the activities of the Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee.
- Phone: (717) 772-3921.
- E-mail: Randy Bordner
Air Quality Modeling Section
- Conducts Air Dispersion Modeling.
- Conducts PSD Modeling Requirements & Analysis.
- Forecasts Air Quality Index for portions of the State.
- Develops attainment demonstration plans for nonattainment areas.
- Phone: (717) 783-9243.
- E-mail: Andrew Fleck
Division of Compliance
- Develops policy and guidance on air quality rules and regulations.
- Oversees the Small Business Assistance Program.
- Coordinates and tracks enforcement actions with the Regional
- Operates Continuous Source Emission Compliance Program.
- Coordinates with the Philadelphia and Allegheny County Departments of Health in administration of their approved air quality management programs.
- Coordinates with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in administration of inspection and enforcement commitments.
- Coordinates with EPA in joint enforcements.
- Phone: (717) 772-3369.
- E-mail: Ron Gray, Chief
Compliance Assistance & Monitoring Section
- Tracks and reports Notices of Violation, enforcement actions and penalty payments.
- Administers Small Business Compliance Assistance programs.
- Administers outreach programs for compliance assistance.
- Administers High Priority Violation program in coordination with Regional Programs and EPA.
- Administers Compliance Monitoring Strategy in coordination with Regional Programs and EPA.
- Coordinates with Regional Programs in implementation of Stage I and Stage
II Vapor Recovery requirements
- Develops enforcement policies
- Develops programs for the regulation of air toxics and provides
expertise on air toxic related issues to Regional staff and
- Phone: (717) 772-2330.
- E-mail: Scott Kepner
Continuous Compliance Section
- Provides enforcement programs for sources required to monitor emissions using Continuous Source Monitoring Systems (CSMS's).
- Develops and implements CSMS compliance assurance policies,
- Provides CSMS enforcement case assistance and policy interpretations.
- Provides Continuous Source Monitoring workshops for source owners/operators and Regional staff.
- Provides progress and compliance tracking and reporting
of CSMS enforcement cases for Regional Managers and EPA.
- Applies enforcement policy considerations to CSMS quarterly
data through the quarterly reports.
- Provides presentations and analysis of CSMS information and
- Phone: (717) 772-4482.
- E-mail: Doug Haulik
Division of Permits
- Develops policy and guidance on permitting activities required
by the Clean Air Act and Air Pollution Control Act.
- Oversees regional permitting activities for consistency and
- Provides assistance on pollution control technology determinations.
- Develops policy on air toxics and risk assessment.
- Phone: (717) 787-4325.
- E-mail: Krishnan Ramamurthy,
New Source Review
- Assists in the implementation of New Source Review(NSR)/Prevention
of Significant Deterioration(PSD) and other permitting regulations.
- Develops and provides guidance and oversight for the new Title
V operating permit program.
- Coordinates with other Department permitting programs.
- Phone: (717) 787-4325.
- E-mail: Virendra Trivedi
Technical Support Section
- Participates in all activities involving control technology
- Develops comprehensive air permitting criteria documents for
various source categories.
- Assists regions in making determinations of Reasonably Available
Control Technology(RACT), Best Available Technology(BAT), Best
Available Control Technology(BACT), Maximum Achievable Control
Technology(MACT), and Lowest Achievable Emission Rate(LAER).
- Phone: (717) 772-3977.
- E-mail: Naishad Bhatt
Air Toxics & Risk Assessment Section
- Provides risk assessment and risk management support to the regions.
- Develops permitting air toxics management policies.
- Assists regions in making determinations of Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) and Best Available Technology (BAT), as related to HAPs and air toxics.
- Co-ordinates compliance with provisions of the Clean Air Act as related to Air Toxics, including developing state plans where appropriate to address Emission Guidelines and providing comment to EPA on proposed NESHAPs and Emission Guidelines.
- Coordinates statewide enforcement of the Asbestos NESHAP.
- Phone: (717)787-4325
- E-mail: Craig Evans, Chief
Division of Source Testing
- Measures and verifies pollution emissions from industrial sources.
- Operates Continuous Emission Monitoring program.
- Conducts fuel analysis programs.
- Phone: (717) 787-6547.
- E-mail: Charles Zadakis, Chief
Continuous Emission Monitoring Section
- Reviews quarterly data submissions.
- Generates periodic and special reports from CEM information.
- Performs on-site inspections of CEM equipment.
- Performs audit programs consisting of challenging analyzers
with calibration gasses and overall system evaluations.
- Conducts phased approval system for design, installation,
and testing of CEM systems.
- Phone: (717) 772-3944.
- E-mail: Natalie Russ
Source Testing Section
- Performs emissions tests in response to requests by regional
personnel or for audit purposes.
- Develops, implements, and oversees the oxygenated and
Stage II fuels programs in the southeast region.
- Reviews consultant/company pre-test protocols and test report
- Develops, implements, and oversees the Department's Stage
II vapor control system testing program in the Southeast Region.
- Evaluates new EPA testing/analytical procedures.
- Observes source tests conducted by consultants/companies.
- Phone: (717) 783-9249.
- E-mail: Rick Begley