Chuck Schmidt is an environmental consultant located in Red Bluff,California.  He has expertise in measuring air emissions from area sources, including air pathway analyses (APA).  He provides a technical service which includes: studying the source, developing a technical approach, writing work plans, conducting testing, qualifying the air emissions data, and reporting the air emissions from the area source. The assessments include area sources in any industry or on any site, and the data generated serve a variety of project needs.

CE Schmidt, Ph.D has worked as a consultant for over 31 years and has many years of experience developing project-specific technical approaches, directing applied research, managing programs including subcontractors, and marketing.

His main interests include conducting area source assessments using the US EPA flux chamber, developing innovative cost effective approaches to solve environmental problems, and conducting high quality technical research. CE Schmidt's goal is to provide a high quality technical consulting service to his clients with his principle role being a problem solver.

CE Schmidt provides a variety of professional services; He is a leading expert in conducting area source assessments. While at Radian Corporation and under contract to the US EPA, CE Schmidt developed the US EPA recommended surface emission isolation flux chamber area source assessment technology and assisted in developing the Air Pathway Analysis (APA) approach recommended by the US EPA. As a leader in this field, he has conducted hundreds of assessments from practically every known area source including uncontrolled and controlled hazardous waste landfills, municipal landfills, many unit processes at TSDFs, hazardous and municipal wastewater treatment facilities, land application treatment facilities, fugitive emissions from a variety of industrial and agricultural processes including farms and composting, odor assessments, and urban sources such as assessing impacts from contaminated groundwater plumes in the urban environment. Typically, these data are used to support exposure assessment supporting screening-level or in-depth level health risk assessments.

He has developed and uses other gas-phase, site assessment technologies including the US EPA recommended downhole flux chamber and various soil gas assessment approaches. The data collected from using these technologies, especially the surface flux chamber, provide high quality, representative area source data that go beyond the data quality provided by predictive (screening-level) modeling assessment approaches. Area source flux data, used with an appropriate dispersion model, provide for in-depth level APA that can be used to meet the needs for many project investigations.


Team Members

Teaming up with other consultants on projects to meet the client's needs makes for cost-effective programs staffed with professionals that are dedicated to the work, highly trained, well-qualified, and have extensive experience/background in their trade.  Here are a few of the colleagues I am proud to say that I routinely team with:

Tom Card- Senior Civil Engineer, expert in WWT emissions/scrubber technologies, modeler, process engineer, expert witness.

Steve Hoyt- Senior Analytical Chemist, laboratory director, expert in conventional and non-conventional analytical methods for organic compounds, expert witness.

John Phillips- Senior Point Source Engineer, laboratory director, expert in assessing point sources and regulatory stack methods, expert witness.

Chuck Schmidt- Senior Atmospheric Scientist, expert in surface emission assessment, QA/QC, expert witness.