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Innovative Methods and Strategies to Tackle Air Pollution


Innovative Methods and Strategies to Tackle Air Pollution

The U.S. Consulate General Chennai invites you for a discussion on

“Innovative Methods and Strategies to Tackle Air Pollution”


Jack Broadbent
Chief Executive / Air Pollution Control Officer
Bay Area Air Quality Management District


Eric Stevenson
Director of Meteorology, Measurement, and Rules
Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Venue: The American Center, U.S. Consulate, Chennai, #220, Anna Salai, Chennai 600006

*The presenters will be joining us virtually from California, as we connect with audiences at the American Centers in New Delhi and Kolkata.*

Jack Broadbent serves as the Chief Executive Officer/Air Pollution Control Officer, for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. In this position, Mr. Broadbent is responsible for directing the Air District's programs to achieve and maintain healthy air quality for the seven million people that reside in the nine county region of California's San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Broadbent previously served more than two and a half years as the Director of the Air Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9. In that position, Mr. Broadbent was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Clean Air Act as well as indoor air quality and radiation programs for the Pacific Southwest region of the United States.

Eric Stevenson is a chemical engineer with over 25 years of experience in the environmental field. He has designed remediation systems, performed air pollution emissions permitting, testing and monitoring and, as the current Director of Meteorology, Measurement and Rules at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, manages the Air Monitoring, Laboratory, Source Test, Meteorology, Quality Assurance, Data Management and Rule Development programs. He is a member of various committees and work groups dealing with air quality issues on a local, state and national level, including the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) Air Monitoring Steering Committee, charged with interfacing with the U.S. EPA to develop monitoring rules and guidance.

Note for visitors to the consulate:

Please plan to arrive at the Cathedral Road entrance of the U.S. Consulate by 9:00 a.m.
Please carry an original, valid, government-issued photo id such as Voter ID, Passport, Drivers’ License or PAN Card.
Cellphones must be deposited at the security counter of the Consulate. No other electronic device is permitted including iPad/Notebook/Laptop etc.
Please note that there are no parking facilities for visitors within the Consulate premises.

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