An Interview with your Western Washington Air Regulators: Register now!

July 14, 2023 • News + Events, Puget Sound • Views: 4580

Registration is now open!  SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2023 — 

An Interview with your Western Washington Air Regulators

An in-person lunch panel hosted by the Puget Sound A&WMA Chapter


The A&WMA Puget Sound Chapter is pleased to present “An Interview with your Western Washington Air Regulators” in-person event.   You are invited to join us at the Swedish Club in Seattle for this lunch-time panel, featuring key air regulator authorities from state, local, and federal air regulatory agencies in Western Washington. Panel members will include air program inspectors and permit writers who will provide an overview of current regulatory developments as well as responses to questions provided by the A&WMA and from the attending audience.

Lunch provided by the A&WMA Puget Sound Chapter. 

When: September 6th , 2023

Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Location: Swedish Club – Viking Room,  1920 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle

Cost: Members – $75 and non-Members – $100

(fees help cover the event expenses and help fund our student support activities and chapter operations)




Our invited speakers:

MengChiu Lim (Washington Department of Ecology)

MengChiu Lim is an Environmental Engineer at Ecology and the lead agency contact for major source air permits.  He was the primary author of Ecology’s current PSD permitting guidance.


Sara Conley (Environmental Protection Agency Region 10)

Sara Conley is an enforcement officer at EPA Region 10 in Seattle. She is an air quality scientist specializing in emissions control, air permitting, and regional air quality analysis and management. Sara holds a M.S. Degree in Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology from the University of Washington.


John Dawson (Puget Sound Clean Air Agency)

John Dawson in an engineering manager at the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency in Seattle.  Previously, he worked as the Deputy Director for the Florida DEP Division of
Air Resource Management and as an air quality scientist with the EPA. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon.


Chris Kitchen (Puget Sound Clean Air Agency)

Chris Kitchen is an inspection manager at the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency in Seattle. Previously, he worked as an environmental manager at various facilities in the Puget Sound region. He holds a M.S. degree in Ecology and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh.


Lauren Whybrew (Olympic Regional Clean Air Agency)

Lauren Whybrew is an engineer at the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency in Olympia. Her work focuses on ORCAA’s Notice of Construction and Title V Air Operating permit programs as a reviewer and permit writer. She holds a B.S. degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington.


Agata McIntyre  (Northwest Clean Air Agency)

Agata McIntyre is the Engineering Manager at the Northwest Clean Air Agency in Mount Vernon, Washington. She has more than 20 years of experience as an air quality regulator in Washington. Agata has written and reviewed numerous New Source Review permits, Air Operating Permits, and conducted inspections at a wide verity of facilities.

Agata joined the Northwest Clean Air Agency in 2013. Prior to joining NWCAA, she worked as a permit writer at the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency in Seattle WA. Agata earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington, Evans School. She is a registered professional engineer in Washington.