October 14, 2019

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Shagun Bhat to Present on Air Quality Regulations at the A&WMA 2019 Louisiana Section Annual Conference

Shagun Bhat, Ph.D. (Texas) will present "Air Quality Regulations: Updates and Rule Revisions" at A&WMA 2019 Louisiana Section Annual Conference at the L'Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at 1:00 p.m. on October 16, 2019.

Shagun will be joined by Geosyntec staff members Anica Haynes and Kelly Williams.

Shagun Bhat is a Senior Air Quality Professional based in Texas with more than 12 years of experience focused on air quality management, including air quality permitting and compliance, air dispersion modeling and exposure assessment, emissions inventory development, optical emissions measurement technologies, and air quality planning and management.

Anica Haynes is a Principal Environmental Consultant based in Louisiana and with more than 19 years of experience focused on diverse technical and project management experience in environmental consulting, primarily in the chemical, energy, industrial, and manufacturing industries.

Kelly Williams is an Environmental Scientist based in Louisiana focused on multi-media permitting and compliance primarily for the waste and energy industries.

The Annual Conference is the most attended Section event with over 350 participants. The conference is presented in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and attendees cover the following sectors: Government agencies, Trade Associations, Legal, Consulting, Industries, and students.

The Louisiana Section is a member unit of the Air & Waste Management Association, a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for technology exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to environmental professionals


The current Administration's stance on environmental regulations, including those related to air quality, was clear with the delayed implementation, and rollbacks of about 30 environmental rules. However, the Administration's ability to issue strong deregulatory policies remains uncertain. While the current process of rolling back regulations has not always been smooth, the Administrative has used a two-pronged strategy to first delay the rule to buy some time, and then draft a final substantive rule. Regulations have either been rolled back, reinstated or are currently in litigation. There were a total of 22 planned rollbacks for policies and regulations related to air pollution and ambient air emissions. While 10 of the planned air quality rollbacks have been completed, 12 are currently in the process, with the Administration trying to finalize many of these rollbacks before the end of this year.

This presentation will provide a summary of completed and planned rollbacks as they relate to air quality regulations, along with implications due to these rollbacks for the oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemicals, and refining sectors.

More Information

About the event: https://la-awma.org/conference/  
About LA-AWMA: https://la-awma.org/
For consultation regarding Air Quality Regulations, contact Shagun Bhat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Shagun: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/shagun-bhat
Learn more about Anica: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/anica-haynes
Learn more about Kelly: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-williams-faerber-765a7927/