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Robert J. Wayland, Ph.D.


Dr. Robert Wayland is the Leader of the Combustion Group for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards. Dr. Wayland has over 20-years experience in air quality programs, including experience with EPA's ozone, particulate matter and air toxics programs and as a Senior Scientist with Science Applications International Corporation's (SAIC) Environmental Science and Engineering Division. In his current position, Dr. Wayland manages the development of air regulations for industrial and utility combustion sources, which are regulated under sections 111, 112 and 129 of the Clean Air Act. Currently, he is involved in the Agency's development of a multi-pollutant emissions strategy for the utility sector, which includes the final Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR), which were promulgated in March 2005. Additionally, he is involved in the Agency's legislative effort for multi-pollutant controls for the utility sector, which is referred to as the Clear Skies Act legislation.

Dr. Wayland received his B.A. (1981) and M.S. (1983) in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, and his Ph.D. (1991) in Atmospheric Sciences from N.C. State University. He is currently an active member of the American Meteorological Association and the American Geophysical Union, and has served as an adjunct Assistant Professor at NCSU in the Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department.


Topic(s)PresentationAudienceDurationAvailability
- Air QualityMercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS)--Reducing Air Toxics from the Power SectorGrades 9-12, College, Community60 minutesDay and Evening
- Air QualityCarbon Pollution Standards (CPS)-- Reducing Greenhouse Gases from the Power SectorGrades 9-12, College, Community60 minutesDay and Evening
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