Trinity Consultants

Staff spotlight: atmospheric chemist addresses California air quality issues


Courtesy of Courtesy of Trinity Consultants

With over a decade of experience addressing West Coast air quality issues, Dr. Charles Lee, Managing Consultant in Trinity’s Irvine, California office, is a valuable resource on air quality, greenhouse gas (GHG), and risk related issues such as permitting requirements, air quality monitoring, source testing, auditing, GHG verifications, and health risk assessments. Dr. Lee is particularly experienced in the issues faced by the petroleum refining and chemical industries including compliance with the South Coast AQMD’s Regional Clean Air Incentive Market (RECLAIM) program. He is also active in tracking recent regulatory developments on condensable particulate matter (CPM), particulate matter less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) New Source Review (NSR), and the implications for industry. With his in-depth knowledge and expertise, Dr. Lee has provided consulting services to assist industrial clients with PM2.5 NSR implementation regulations, CPM test methods, and compliance. Charles Lee_Ektron

Dr. Lee is an accredited lead verifier by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to perform verification of GHG reporting under the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) in all industry sectors including petroleum refinery, cement, electricity power, and general industry sectors. Dr. Lee is also an accredited verifier for California Climate Action Registry (CCAR). As an experienced environmental auditor with significant expertise regarding emissions calculations and verification, data reviews, sampling plans, and inventory programs, Dr. Lee performs GHG verification assessments efficiently while providing keen insight into potential improvement opportunities. His credentials are very valuable for industries looking for mandatory or voluntary verification of GHG emissions for different reporting and offset reduction projects. Dr. Lee also provides verification services to verify GHG emissions for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s mandatory reporting GHG rule.

Dr. Lee graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in chemistry and received his doctorate in physical/atmospheric chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. He also completed graduate work at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, conducting research in collaboration with the Center for Cloud, Chemistry, and Climate. Contact Dr. Lee at (949) 296-4100 or at

Customer comments

No comments were found for Staff spotlight: atmospheric chemist addresses California air quality issues. Be the first to comment!