Air Protection Branch
4244 International Parkway, Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30354
404.363.7000 Fax: 404.363.7100
Keith M. Bentley, Branch Chief
Ambient Monitoring Program
Phone: 404.363.7006 Fax: 404.363.7100
Susan Zimmer-Dauphinee, Program Manager
Conduct ambient monitoring for acid rain, air toxics, VOCs, lead,
ozone, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter,
and meteorological conditions.
- Data Analysis Unit
Janet Aldredge-Byars, Unit Manager
- Meteorology Unit
- Operations Unit
Oretta Ferdinand, Unit Manager
- Operations 2 Unit
Ken Buckley, Unit Manager
- Quality Assurance Unit
Alex Yang, Unit Manager
Measure levels of air pollutants throughout the state.
Use data to determine compliance with ambient air quality
Use data to evaluate the need for special controls and to assist
with citizen inquiries.
Participate in the Smog Alert and Forecast program.
Phone: 404.362.2675 Fax: 404.362.2653
- Primary state responder to incidents at nuclear power plants.
- Oversee remedial actions involving radioactive materials.
- Maintain environmental radiation monitoring networks around commercial and defense nuclear facilities in or bordering Georgia.
- Regulate the concentration, storage and disposal of radioactive waste material.
- Provide radio-analytical laboratory support to EPD's drinking water and other regulatory programs.
|Industrial Source Monitoring Program
404.363.7141 Fax: 404.363.7100
Ross Winne, Program Manager
- Chemical & VOC Source Monitoring Unit
- Combustion & Mineral Source Monitoring Unit
DeAnna Oser, Unit Manager
- Data Management Unit
Brian Gregory, Unit Manager
Specify and approve all stationary source emissions monitoring
and testing procedures.
Work with stationary source permitting and compliance programs to
ensure consistent and reliable testing methods.
Observe and certify all acid rain emission continuous
|Mobile and Area Source Program
Pam Earl, Program Manager
- Engines & Fuels Unit
William Cook, Unit Manager
- Inspection & Maintenance Unit
Tim Smith, Unit
- Enforcement Unit
Larry Cooper, Unit Manager
- Public Affairs Unit
Kelley Nardell-Powell, Unit Manager
Evaluate and control emissions from mobile (vehicular and
non-road) sources and area (small stationary) sources.
Implement enhanced vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance
Implement clean fueled fleets program.
Ensure compliance with Stage I and Stage II gasoline vapor
Address Atlanta ozone non-attainment issues including developing
and implementing control strategies.
Implement the Partnership for a Smog-Free Georgia program.
Provide contract administration for the Clean Air
|Planning and Support Program
Jimmy Johnston, Program Manager
- Administrative & Financial Management Unit
Bob Shih, Acting Unit Manager
- Data and Modeling Unit
James Boylan, Unit Manager
- Planning & Regulatory Development Unit
James Kelly, Unit Manager
Plan, coordinate, and conduct emission inventories for the
Coordinate and develop air pollution reduction control
Develop computer dispersion modeling for permit reviews and air
Plan for air quality attainment; coordinate the development of
state implementation plans and rule makings.
Establish and collect permit fees.
Maintain weather and meteorological data.
Coordinate visible emissions (smoke) school.
Phone: 404.362.2675 Fax: 404.362.2653
- Regulate use of radioactive materials other than at nuclear reactors.
- Administer the Georgia Radiation Control Act.
- License and inspect users of radioactive materials.
- Primary state responder for incidents involving radioactive materials and radiation exposure at licensed facilities.
- Member of emergency response team for incidents at nuclear power plants.
- Inspect and assure compliance at facilities including hospitals, doctors offices, radiopharmacies, industrial radiography, colleges, universities, environmental laboratories, industrial plants with gauging devices, and consultants.
A Closer Look into the Radioactive Materials Program
Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
Phone: 404.362.4842 or 877.427.6255 Fax: 404.363.7100
Teresa Shiflett, Program Manager
- Provide technical and scientific advice and assistance to small business on behalf of other EPD programs.
- Conduct Permit Assistance On-site compliance assessment visits. (The visits allow a determination of compliance without the threat of enforcement actions.)
- Represent small businesses on regulatory review and updates
- Hold workshops and seminars on air regulations to trade and industry groups.
- Aid in investigating and resolving complaints and disputes from small business against the Air Protection Branch
|Stationary Source Compliance Program
404.363.7018 Fax: 404.363.7100
Karen Hays, Program Manager
- Air Toxics Unit
Michael Odom, Unit Manager
- Chemicals/Minerals Unit
Doug Waldron, Unit Manager
- VOC/Combustion Unit
James Eason, Unit Manager
Conduct inspections of stationary sources of air pollution
(includes combustion, chemical, mineral, and VOC sources).
Enforce Air Quality Control Rules for combustion, chemical,
mineral, and VOC sources.
Ensure that sources of air toxics are in compliance with air
Respond to citizen complaints about air quality problems.
Provide compliance assistance to newly regulated sources subject
to air toxics rules.
|Stationary Source Permitting Program
404.363.7020 Fax: 404.363.7100
Eric Cornwell, Program Manager
- Chemical Permitting Unit
David Matos, Unit Manager
- Combustion Permitting Unit
(Vacant), Unit Manager
- Minerals Permitting Unit
Hamid Yavari, Unit Manager
- NOx Permitting Unit
Furqan Shaikh, Unit Manager
- VOC Permitting Unit
Manny Patel, Unit Manager
Review applications and issue air quality permits for new and
modified industrial and other stationary air sources.
Review applications and issue Title V air permits and Synthetic