Trade & Foreign Investment Committee
Principal, Ramboll US Corp.
Joseph Hower has over 30 years of experience in air quality management, including greenhouse gas (GHG) management, regulatory compliance, permitting, litigation support, expert witness work, risk management and pollution control engineering.
His projects have ranged from highly complex permit evaluations to managing the installation and startup of multi-million dollar air pollution control systems. Joe also leads Ramboll ENVIRON’s work in the area of emissions trading. His service on the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Advisory Council for nearly five years has provided him with an excellent understanding of regulatory processes. He uses this expertise to negotiate complex technical agreements and permits with agencies, assist facilities with compliance programs, responses to enforcement actions, and provide technical expertise to litigation teams.
Joe teaches air quality permitting courses at the University of California, Los Angeles, and serves on the American Association of Port Authorities Environment Committee, and is a current Board Member and a past chair of the West Coast Section of the Air & Waste Management Association and Chair-Elect of the FuturePorts Board of Directors. He is a former member of the CleanTech Orange County Board of Directors. Joe also has a residential real estate portfolio.