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Cynthia A. Carter

Cynthia A. Carter

Air Quality Specialist (CEQA)


Greater Los Angeles Area

As an aspiring environmental change-maker, I am a highly accomplished engineer and leader. My experiences are stationary and mobile permit writing, regulatory compliance, environmental consulting, emissions modeling and emissions research. In addition, my involvement with the Air & Waste Management Association, Society of Wo...






Air Quality Specialist (CEQA)

Project manager for SCAQMD Lead Agency California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) projects, prepares Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), analyzes SCAQMD rules and regulations CEQA applicability, and handles public comments. Experience working with governmental agencies, regulatory agencies (EPA, DTSC, and local cities).

South Coast Air Quality Management District

Air Quality Engineer II

• Issued 250+ permits for major refineries and other stationary sources
• Managed and worked on RECLAIM and (initial and renewal) Title V permit applications
• Handled, prepared public hearings and workshops for Title V facilities, AB 2588 Toxics Hot Spots Program, and Ports of San Pedro
• Negotiated permits with facilities and EPA. Calculated emissions, handled daily correspondence with refineries, interpreted SCAQMD rules, Federal (CAA, CFR) and California regulations.
• Dealt with SCAQMD’s Hearing Board, Legal , CEQA, AER, and Planning Groups
• Extensive training in CARB courses (CAM Plans, Health Risk Assessment and Dispersion Modeling, MACT, CEMS, RICE NESHAP/NSPS, Turbines, Power Plants)

Air & Waste Management Association

Board Member Volunteer -Secretary for the West Coast Section

• Started West Coast Section’s monthly newsletters
• Implemented the Section’s first budget
• Recruited organizational firms, professionals, and student members
• Organized 2 technical tours
• Coordinated Board meetings, agenda, minutes, workshops, and local conferences

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