We’re Growing a Great Team in Our Cleveland Office!

April 23, 2020
We’re committed to providing the highest quality service to our clients, so we’re investing in significant growth of our capabilities in the Cleveland area. Our office currently provides the following services.

Air Quality

  • Minor and major source permitting
  • Compliance auditing and reporting
  • Regulatory affairs and compliance
  • Policy development
  • Penalty negotiations
  • Emissions inventories and reporting
  • SARA 313 reporting
  • Semi-annual deviation and monitoring reports
  • Greenhouse gas reporting

Waste Management

  • Siting
  • Zoning
  • Permitting
  • Construction
  • Operation
  • Environmental compliance

Construction Management

  • Project scheduling
  • Project management
  • Budgeting
  • Quality control/inspection

Meet the Team!

Jim Cooper of CEC Cleveland

Jim Cooper
Principal and CEC Cleveland Office Lead (That’s me!)

I’m the office lead for the CEC Cleveland office and I bring 20 years of experience in the field of air quality. I’ve been involved in projects for coal mining, oil & gas, limestone and aggregate processing, chemical manufacturing, steel and aluminum manufacturing, glass manufacturing, asphalt manufacturing, thermal drying, and medical waste. As an industry liaison to local and federal trade associations for the bigger part of the last decade, I worked to mitigate impacts of unfavorable regulatory actions. I have successful relationships with regulators such as the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Division of Air Pollution Control, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Air Quality, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Air Quality, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

Tony Pelletier, P.E., of CEC Cleveland

Tony Pelletier, P.E.

Tony has more than 24 years of experience in solid waste engineering and environmental management. Over the course of his career, he has held senior technical and managerial positions with both solid waste management companies and environmental consultants. He spent 13 years of his career working for large- and mid-sized solid waste hauling and disposal companies and has experience with solid waste landfills, hauling companies, transfer stations, and material recovery facilities. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Richard York of CEC Cleveland

Richard York

Rich has over 22 years of experience in the construction industry, including seven years serving as the manager of stormwater compliance, and two years as general contractor operations trainer. He has experience in numerous types of projects, including retail development, educational developments, renovation, and post-landslide stabilization.

Sarah Buzas of CEC Cleveland

Sarah Buzas
Assistant Project Manager

Prior to joining CEC, Sarah worked with the Cleveland Division of Air Quality (Cleveland DAQ) and Ohio EPA for nine years as an environmental compliance specialist and permit review manager with extensive knowledge of the Ohio EPA and Federal EPA Air Permitting Program in a wide variety of industry sectors. Her work with the Ohio EPA includes the development of Engineering Guides, General Permits, and Permits-by-Rule. She is a certified Asbestos Management Planner and Optical Gas Imaging Thermographer and is trained to operate ProMax simulation software for the oil & gas industry.


You can find us at:

6150 Parkland Boulevard, Suite 115
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Visit our CEC Cleveland homepage here. We hope to hear from you soon!

About the Author

Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper serves as CEC's Cleveland Office Lead and is a Principal in our Air Quality practice. He has spent more than 10 years working in the oil & gas industry and has effective relationships with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Air Quality, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's Division of Air Pollution Control, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Air Quality, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Air Quality, Planning, and Standards.

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