Please join us for our next virtual AWMA lunch meeting, where our topic will be “Energy and Air Quality Regulation in Colorado: Perspectives on Enacting Science-Based Policy in the Age of Community Science.”
The meeting will be heldonline via Microsoft Teams, from 12PM-1PM, on Tuesday, February 22nd.
If you plan to attend this meeting, please RSVP to Sara Nuttall (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Air emissions regulations governing the energy sector in Colorado are among the most stringent in the United States, and have driven environmental policies and regulations at the federal level. Further, the Colorado energy sector faces increasing community scrutiny at a level unparalleled elsewhere in the nation for impacts to ozone, public health, and climate change. Mr. Hodek will present the state of air quality regulation and progress made by the energy industry regarding improvements in air quality and associated impacts. Further, this presentation will explore the policy challenges faced and progress made in enacting data-driven, science-based policy in the face of community science and intense activism.
Eric Hodek is a Principal at Ramboll US Consulting, Inc. He has over 24 years of environmental management experience with emphasis in air quality permitting, impact analysis and compliance. He is an expert in air quality permitting and impact analysis under Clean Air Act (CAA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations at the state and federal level. Mr. Hodek began practicing environmental and air quality management in Colorado in 2003 as the Environmental Manager for Cemex in Lyons. He is currently a principal at Ramboll, a global engineering and consultancy firm, providing permitting, compliance and regulatory advocacy support to industrial and government clients on state, federal, and tribal land across the Intermountain West. As an advisor to Weld County Board of County Commissioners, he has been heavily involved in air quality legislative and rulemaking efforts affecting energy, transportation, and agriculture in Colorado. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma, College of Engineering and a M.B.A. cum laude from the University of Colorado in Boulder.