June 7, 2017 – Los Angeles
SCAQMD’s Air Quality Management Plan:
A Blueprint for Achieving Air Quality Standards and Healthful Air

In order to attain aggressive federal ozone standards, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) must reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by a staggering 45% by 2023.  To achieve the necessary reductions, the SCAQMD is kicking off the development of new regulatory and incentive programs.

Please join AWWEE’s Los Angeles and Orange County/Inland Empire Regional Leadership Teams as they join together to bring you this presentation on the SCAQMD’s recently approved Air Quality Management Plan and a discussion on the plan’s potential impacts on the residential, commercial, industrial and transportation sectors.

Michael Krause, SCAQMD’s Planning and Rules Manager will present his perspective on how SCAQMD will be rolling out the implementation of the new programs.

Lauren Nevitt, Environmental Affairs Manager at SoCalGas, will share the utility perspective on the impacts and opportunities presented by new air district standards.

Speaker Bios

Michael Krause

Michael Krause earned his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.  Mr. Krause worked in the oil industry and the environmental consulting field before launching his 26-year career with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).  Recently promoted to Planning and Rules Manager, Mr. Krause oversees the preparation and release of the Draft 2016 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) complimenting his work as Program Supervisor over the 2012 AQMP.  Previously, he oversaw the preparation of all environmental assessments in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for SCAQMD rule development and air quality permit projects, as well as the led the effort to create the California Emissions Estimator Model (CalEEMod) in 2010, chairing the statewide CalEEMod Focus Group within the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA), periodic updates and improvements to the model, along with assisting and advising users in its operation.  Mr. Krause began his career at the SCAQMD as an Air Quality Engineer permitting a variety of air polluting and toxic sources followed by preparing over 120 environmental assessments in accordance with the requirements of the CEQA for new and modified rules and regulations as an Air Quality Specialist; and managing the development of CEQA documents for 45 permit projects, including large refinery and utility projects.  Mr. Krause has co-designed and developed the SCAQMD’s CEQA website, was co-creator of SCAQMD 400-CEQA form, and has been an active member on a number of working groups developing approved significance thresholds for PM2.5, localized impacts, and greenhouse gases (GHGs) for industrial sources.

Lauren Nevitt

Lauren Nevitt is an Environmental Affairs Manager for the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), a Sempra Energy regulated California utility. She is a recent addition to the team at SoCalGas and has extensive air quality and regulatory experience. Ms. Nevitt manages a team of air quality experts responsible for engaging with the nine air districts in the utility’s service territory.

Prior to joining SoCalGas in 2016, Ms. Nevitt was Senior Deputy District Counsel at the South Coast Air Quality Management District where she counseled on air quality planning efforts, rulemakings, and permitting decisions. Ms. Nevitt also previously worked as a litigation associate at Sidley Austin LLP.

Ms. Nevitt earned her J.D. at UCLA School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Political Science at Tufts University.

This is a special free event.  Lunch will be provided courtesy of the AWWEE Los Angeles and Orange County/Inland Empire Regional Leadership Teams.

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