Tim Rimpo Joins ESA as Air Quality Program Manager


Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading California environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Tim Rimpo has joined our Sacramento Office. Tim will serve as ESA’s Director of Air and Noise Technical Service Group and Air Quality Program Manager.

“Air quality and climate change issues represent an increasing area of concern for many of our clients,” said Dan Dameron, Director of ESA’s Central Valley/Sierra Community Development Practice. “Tim’s depth of experience conducting air quality and climate change impact and planning studies translates into realistic and cost-effective approaches to meet our clients’ air quality regulatory obligations.”

Tim brings 28 years of experience that includes air permitting, air and greenhouse gas emissions inventories, CEQA and NEPA documentation, and health risk assessments. He has worked on residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments, industrial and energy facilities, water infrastructure projects, and transportation projects and plans. Tim collaborated with the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association to develop potential greenhouse gas (GHG) thresholds that could be used for CEQA documents and GHG/Climate Change policies that could be incorporated into General Plans. He developed a software tool for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District that can be used to estimate GHG emissions for projects subject to CEQA and NEPA.  Tim also worked with Caltrans to identify approaches for evaluating GHG impacts from transportation projects.

Tim is a member of the Air & Waste Management Association’s Mother Lode Chapter and the Association of Environmental Professionals Superior Chapter. He holds a Masters in economics with a specialization in natural resources and environment policy from Colorado State University at Fort Collins and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Press Release: Tim Rimpo Joins ESA as Air Quality Program Manager