Local Program Update Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency Air Quality Office
Mecklenburg County Air Quality Air Quality Director Leslie Rhodes Admin. Support Coordinator Ieshishua Pierce Permit & Enforcement Program Manager Jason Rayfield Air Monitoring Program Manager Jeff Francis Mobile Source Program Manager Megan Green Admin. Support Asst. III Sheila Holman Sr. Air Monitoring Specialist Suzanne Hollenbeck Air Monitoring Specialist (2) Kelly Love Eric Moore Sr. Air Quality Specialist Shelley Lanham Air Quality Specialist (2) Jennifer Fickler Jenna Hudak AQ Supervisor Chuck Greco AQ Supervisor Lexin Murphy Sr. Air Quality Specialist (2) Donna Cavaliere Aaron Matijow Air Quality Specialist (2) Andrew Deal James Pascal Sr. Air Quality Specialist Richard Nelson Air Quality Specialist (4) Bryan Gabriel Ruth Jacquot Danielle Jones Evan Shaw
AQC and BOCC • Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners • Adopts Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control Ordinance • Air Quality Commission • Citizen advisory board established by the Board of County Commissioners to provide citizen and stakeholder input to the Board of County Commissioners, local municipalities and staff through the review and recommendation of air pollution management policies, long-range plans, operations and their budgetary impacts in order to achieve the mission.
Rule Adoption –By Reference • Provide “mark-up” to NCDAQ, County Attorney, and EPA for comment • Present at public meeting for AQC approval/comment and public comment • BOCC Adoption of MCAPCO • Submission of updated ordinance to NCDAQ for inclusion into SIP.
Rule Adoption –Not By Reference • Stakeholder meetings • Provide “mark-up” to NCDAQ, County Attorney, and EPA for comment • Present at public meeting for AQC approval/comment and public comment • Publish notice in newspaper with 30-day public comment period • BOCC takes formal action to set public hearing date • BOCC opens public hearing, takes comment and closes public hearing • Revisions if necessary and BOCC Adoption of MCAPCO • Submission of updated ordinance to NCDAQ for inclusion into SIP.
2012 NOx Emission Sources, Mecklenburg County
Compliance Assistance/Incentives • Annual Workshops • AQ Forum in the Fall • Compliance Workshop in the Spring • Assigned Environmental Specialist responsible for permitting, inspection and enforcement at a facility • ACE (Air Compliance Excellence) AwardsAnnual Meeting • AirWaves Newsletter • UNCC Environmental Assistance Center • Annual Customer Surveys
ACE Awards • Air Compliance Excellence Award Program, designed by regulated community through focus groups. • Recognized facilities that complied with all their Air Quality permit requirements from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 • The inaugural ACE Awards were issued August 15, 2014 • Letter & certificate mailed to facility’s AQ Primary • Copy of letter to Highest Ranking Local Official
Leslie H. Rhodes, Director Mecklenburg County Air Quality 700 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28097 704-336-5430 Leslie.Rhodes@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov