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Frank Burbach, P.E.


Mr. Burbach has 23 years of experience in the field of air permitting and compliance.  He originally worked for 3 years at Georgia’s Air Protection Branch writing air permits and initiating enforcement action for a variety of companies, including power generation, mineral processing, and shipbuilding.  After leaving the state, Mr. Burbach joined an Atlanta-based environmental consulting firm, where he prepared air permit applications and assisted a variety of clients with the development of air permitting strategies.  He has worked as a consultant for the remaining time, providing high-level air permitting expertise to a variety of industrial clients and, at one point, supervising a group of air permitting engineers in Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. His expertise is in the area of PSD and Title V permit application preparation and enforcement negotiations.  He has developed considerable experience in metallurgical industries, such as steel making, lead smelting, aluminum recycling, and copper rod manufacturing.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air permitting and compliance issues
  • Air pollution control system evaluation
  • Emission inventory calculations
  • PSD / NSR / NESHAP / NSPS regulations
  • Air Records Management Systems development
  • Georgia ozone nonattainment areas
  • Air toxic modeling assessments


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983.


Professional Engineer, registered in Florida and North Carolina

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