Addressing Odors for Streamlining Organic Waste Project Air Permitting, CEQA and Compliance
Julie Mitchell, Senior Air Quality Scientist, Yorke Engineering
This presentation will discuss the challenges addressing odors in the air permitting and CEQA process for various organic waste processing activities and provide technical insights on recent monitoring developments and how to apply these to achieve valid and representative results.
Ms. Julie Mitchell has worked in the air quality consulting field since 1994. She is based in San Diego where she provides environmental planning, permitting, and compliance support. Ms. Mitchell has prepared numerous environmental documents and air permit applications for organic waste, composting, waste-to-energy, and industrial projects throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her technical specialties include evaluation of criteria pollutant, toxic air contaminant, and greenhouse gas emissions, and analyses with air dispersion models for air quality impacts, odor assessments, and health risk assessments. She works closely with local, State, and federal agency staff, including participating in public hearings, to obtain air permits and approvals of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessments.