News from the Southeast

December 31, 2018WEST VIRGINIA DAQ DIRECTOR RETIRES.  Fred Durham, director of the WV Division of Air Quality for the past 4 1/2 years, retired today.


October 12, 2018:  NEW KY DAQ DIRECTOR - MELISSA DUFF.  Today, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection announced that Melissa Duff has been named Director of the Kentucky Division for Air Quality.  Melissa has served the Commonwealth of Kentucky for over 16 years in various positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Assistant Director of KY DAQ.  She previously worked five years in private industry as a process design and quality engineer.  She has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.  Melissa replaces Sean Alteri who was named Deputy Commissioner of KY DEP on August 16.  Congratulations to Melissa and best wishes in this new and important assignment.


October 10, 2018:  JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALABAMA DIRECTOR NAMED TO EPA CASAC.  The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Dr. Corey Masuca has been named to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee.  Corey is the Principal Air Pollution Control Engineer with the Jefferson County Department of Health's local air pollution control program located in Birmingham, Alabama.  Earlier this year. Dr. James Boylan, Manager of the Planning and Support Program in Georgia EPD's Air Protection Branch, was also named to CASAC. Regional Haze Technical Work Continues.  January 2, 2019.  Projection year (2028) air quality modeling continues for the VISTAS regional haze project.  The area of influence analysis is approaching completion.  More information on the regional haze project can be found at the "Technical Center" tab on this web site.