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Leslie L. (Lee) Beck

Lee Beck is a environmental engineer in the US EPA Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Laboratory, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division, (APPCD), Emissions Characterization and Prevention Branch (ECPB). He received a B.S. Chemistry from Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN.

Research Area
His work in ECPB is primarily involved with the fine particulate emissions program, specifically with continued development and deployment of the "Dilution Sampler" and the SPECIATE database, global warming mitigation technology, greenhouse gases, database development, oversee development of computational models, development of PM 2.5 measurement equipment, NSPS, NESHAP, Industrial Technology, and emission control techniques.

From 1988 - 2003, Lee assisted APPCD's global climate research program in the Atmospheric Protection Branch, part of that time as Team Leader for the Technology Applications Assessment and Co-control Team. Three comprehensive software packages which were developed under Lee's direction are GloED (Global Emissions Database), GloTech (Global Technology Database), and GloTEM (Global Technology Evaluation Model). These are tools that have not been rigorously validated or been through quality assurance and as such are for internal use only.

Lee's recent publications include technical papers on GloED, GloTech, a Data Attribute Rating System (DARS), and sources of nitrous oxide emissions. He has published more than a dozen technical papers since joining APPCD, and has made more than 20 presentations to domestic and international research organizations regarding his work in Global Climate Research. He was a contributing author for the Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change published by John Wiley and Sons in 2001.

Prior to joining APPCD, Lee served on the staff of the Emissions Standards Division of EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, where he received the Bronze Medal for his work in developing and implementing the Control Technology Center. Prior to that, Lee served as Lead Engineer for the development of more than 18 New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.

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Lee Beck (beck.lee@epa.gov)

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