News from the Southeast
Orange County, Florida Names New Director. April 24, 2018. Wanda Parker-Garvin has been named the new Regulatory Compliance Program Coordinator for Orange County, Florida's Air Quality Management Program. We welcome Wanda to her new position and wish her much success in managing Orange County's air quality.
Wanda has over 27 years of experience in air quality, asbestos, wastewater, and hazardous waste programs. She is well-versed in various functional areas such as compliance, enforcement, and permitting. She most recently served as an Environmental Manager for Florida DEP’s Central District in Orlando since August 2006. Wanda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Florida A&M in Tallahassee.
VISTAS Regional Haze Technical Work Begins. April 20, 2018. Today, the VISTAS contractor team of Eastern Research Group and Alpine Geophysics were authorized to begin work on several technical tasks related to emissions inventories and modeling. The project work plan and quality assurance project plan were previously approved and can be seen on the Technical Project portion of this web site. The modeling protocol is currently under development. The project is scheduled to be completed by July 2, 2019. More information on the regional haze project can be found at the "Technical Center" tab on this web site.