Joel Firebaugh

Senior Air Quality Engineer

Joel has been working in air quality consulting since 2002. He assists clients with air permitting, emission estimation and inventory development, dispersion modeling, regulatory applicability analysis, BACT (best available control technology) determinations, and compliance tracking and demonstration.

At the Barrick Cortez and Ruby Hill Mines in Nevada, to name one example, he provided comprehensive air quality consulting services. He prepared and submitted several permit modification applications, provided support for compliance issues, and has worked with mines and regulators on implementing new mercury control rules.

Other work includes regulatory dispersion modeling analyses for various open-pit and underground mining operations in Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and Latin America. He has also performed a Prevention of Significant Deterioration modeling analysis for a power generation facility, modeling analyses for oil and gas exploration projects on- and off-shore, and impacts from a chemical facility.

He has worked with mining clients on developing compliance tracking tools and reporting.