David Schmeltz, USEPA, USA
David Schmeltz is a senior environmental specialist in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Office of Atmospheric Programs (OAP). David has more than 20 years of experience with atmospheric and environmental monitoring programs and has expanded national and global capacity to monitor, assess, and report the efficacy of emission reduction policies. In addition, David is the USEPA representative to the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP), presently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee, and was instrumental in establishing NADP’s Atmospheric Mercury Network. He also co-founded the Asia-Pacific Mercury Monitoring Network and currently co-leads the network, working collaboratively with scientists in Asia and North America. David is also part of a team of mercury science and policy experts supporting U.S. activities under the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Prior to joining USEPA, David was a consulting associate providing scientific and technical support to federal environmental rule-makings. David received a BA degree in environmental policy from the University of Michigan, his MS degree in environmental science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and an MPA degree in environmental administration from Syracuse University. He has published numerous reports and journal articles and currently serves as a Guest Editor of Atmospheric Environment for a special issue on the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Clean Air Act Amendments.