Anthony J. Sadar, M.S., CCM


University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, Ph.D. in Science Education (presently enrolled)
M.S., Environmental Science, University of Cincinnati, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1984
B.S., Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Meteorology, 1976
Board Certified Consulting Meteorologist, American Meteorological Society (Certification No.: 552)
Certificate for 40-hour OSHA Health & Safety Training for Hazardous Waste Cleanup Operations (meets 29 CFR 1910.120 requirements)


10/2000 to Present-Adjunct Professor, Environmental Science and Meteorology, Community College of Allegheny County, Robert Morris College (now Robert Morris University), and Penn State-McKeesport

10/1997 to 9/2000-SE Technologies, Inc., Bridgeville, PA, Chief Environmental Scientist

06/1997 to 10/97-Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Pittsburgh Operations, Harmarville, PA, Senior Environmental Specialist

05/1989 to 6/97-Center for Hazardous Materials Research (CHMR), University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center, Harmarville, PA, Manager, Air Projects

09/1986 to 04/1989 and 01/1991 to Present-Robert Morris College, Community College of Allegheny County, and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Science Instructor (part-time)

12/1978 to 04/1989-Allegheny County Health Department, Bureau of Air Pollution Control, Pittsburgh, PA, Air Pollution Administrator II (previously Air Pollution Meteorologist)

07/1979 to 10/1981-The Verland Foundation, Inc., Sewickley, PA, House Parent (part-time)

01/1978 to 12/1978-Dames & Moore, Park Ridge, IL, Meteorological Technician

06/1977 to 09/1977-RCA Service Company, OMS, Inc., Cape Lisburne, Alaska, Weather Observer in Charge

12/1976 to 03/1977-Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA, Substitute Teacher (part-time)

1975 to 1976-Department of Meteorology, Penn State, Weather Observer (part-time)


Prepared and supervised numerous Risk Management Plans (RMPs) for a wide variety of industries, including chemical plants, paper manufacturing, wastewater treatment, food processing, and general industrial operations. The chemicals involved with these facilities included anhydrous ammonia, carbon disulfide, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen fluoride, propane, toluene diisocyanate, and others. Models used to determine the offsite consequences of "worst-case" and alternative releases consisted of ALOHA™, ARCHIE, HGSYSTEM, RMP*Comp™, SCREEN3, and SLAB.

Developed DTERM, the Diverse Topography Emergency Response Method, a modeling technique for estimation of air-toxics impacts from accidental releases. DTERM is especially helpful for verifying traditional modeling results, environmental risk communication, and for presenting modeling results to the public. Conducted an onsite evaluation of a large fertilizer manufacturing plant to determine the most significant odor sources, including evaluating meteorological conditions during odor incidents and investigating potential sources outside the plant area. Performed air dispersion modeling on the plant's point and large area sources to simulate the odor impact on the community.

Assessed the causes of forest degradation near a large coal-fired power plant in Spain through a field investigation, analysis of air monitoring data, and complex terrain modeling.

Evaluated the impact of new laboratory exhaust emissions on building air intakes and nearby critical receptors for the architectural department of a large university.

Performed and directed numerous modeling demonstrations for a multi-state plastic products manufacturing facility that emitted primarily volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and air toxics. These demonstrations were required for completion of air permit applications.

Validated and disseminated air pollution and meteorological data.

Provided expert testimony on meteorology and dispersion modeling.

Provided technical support and technical project management for CHMR's Apollo Oversight Project, which involved directing dispersion modeling and onsite and offsite investigations of the Babcock & Wilcox nuclear facility decommissioning in Apollo, PA.

Participated in CHMR's technical evaluation of Waste Technologies Industries-a new, commercial hazardous waste incinerator located in East Liverpool, OH-by critiquing previous dispersion modeling work performed on the incinerator air emissions and engaged in public forums on the health impact of the plant.

Acted as CHMR's Technical Advisor to Ohio Valley Environmental Renewal-a citizen's group in Pittsburgh, PA, which was examining the burning of hazardous waste in a local cement kiln. Acted as CHMR's Technical Advisor to Bethlehem Center Elementary School (Washington County, PA) concerning an indoor air quality problem apparently caused by VOCs. Participated in a well-attended meeting at the school to address parents' concerns.

Participated in the development of an air monitoring and analysis program for a large sanitary landfill located near Pittsburgh, PA.

Participated in the development of air toxics guidelines for both the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources and the Allegheny County Health Department.

Acted as Team Leader for on-scene response to hazardous materials emergencies in Allegheny County, including participation in serious chemical emergencies such as a chemical warehouse fire, butane tank car derailment, and the nation's largest inland oil spill on the Monongahela River, upriver from Pittsburgh, PA.

Participated in the development of air-monitoring guidelines to conform with abrasive blasting regulations in Allegheny County.

Researched numerous air pollution problems including tropospheric ozone, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter exceedances, status of asbestos conditions in all Allegheny County schools, odor impacts on communities from local sources, air impacts from accidental chemical releases, and adequacy of stack heights and locations.

Managed technical projects ranging from a few thousand dollars for air emission source evaluations and dispersion modeling to two million dollars for air permit application assistance for a multi-state manufacturing firm.

Business leader for Air Quality/RMP/Plastics Industry projects for multi-media environmental consulting firm. Responsibilities include sales calls, marketing literature development, and meeting program development and budget projections.

Lectured on diverse environmental topics, including weather observations for pollution control programs, synoptic meteorology, acid deposition, global warming, stratospheric ozone depletion, air quality regulations and permits, adiabatic diagrams, dispersion modeling, Federal Risk Management Program compliance, and emergency response to hazardous materials accidents.

Lectured for environmental and physical science courses for CHMR, Air & Waste Management Association, Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Robert Morris College, Community College of Allegheny County (North, South, Allegheny, and Boyce campuses).

Prepared training materials on a wide variety of air-quality topics including air-pollution control, risk management planning, weather observations, emergency response, and air-dispersion modeling. Two complete training manuals and one hard-back technical book were written, with co-authors, for day-long and multi-day specialty classes.


American Meteorological Society, National Member (1970-Present); former officer Greater Pittsburgh Chapter (1976-1977;1971); and Penn State Branch (1975-1976)

Air & Waste Management Association, Member (1983-Present; 1978-1979)

Member of Editorial Review Board for Environmental Technology magazine (1999-2000)


"Public Support of Power Plants Requires Effective Communications," Power Engineering, November 2001
"Do Drips Mean Money Down the Drain?," Water Engineering & Management, October 2001
"Taking the Higher Road," Environmental Protection, March 2001
"Meeting the Challenge of Environmental Community Relations," Composites Fabrication, October 2000
"Communicating a Risky Business," Environmental Technology, September/October 1999
Environmental Risk Communication: Principles and Practices for Industry, CRC Press LLC/Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, September 1999 (co-author, M. Shull)
"Communicating Your Environmental Risk Management Program Helps Make Your Plant a Welcome Neighbor," Plant Engineering, April 1999
"Building Better Airflow," Environmental Technology, March/April 1999
"112(r): A Risk Management Overview," Pollution Engineering, December 1998
"EPA's Risk Management Program: Planning for Worst-Case Hazardous Substance Releases and Public Concern," Pennsylvanian Magazine, September 1998 (co-author, M. Shull)
"Time is Running Out: Authorities May Need to Submit Risk Management Plans to EPA," The Authority, Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, August 1998 (co-author, M. Shull)
"Planning for the Worst," Environmental Technology, March/April 1998
"Risky Business: Effective Risk Communication," Environmental Technology, March/April 1997 (co-author, S. Paff)
"112Rx : A Prescription for Effective Risk Communication," Pittsburgh Engineer, Fall 1996
"Risk Communication and Public Acceptance of Hazardous Waste Incineration," in Proceedings of Fifteenth International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies, Savannah, May 1996
"Understanding Air Quality Regulations: A Brief Primer for the Plastics Industry," paper presented at Plasform Conference, Cleveland, June 1995
"Demand to Curb Pollution is Getting Everyone in on the Act-The Clean Air Act," Plant Engineering, March 6, 1995
"Rx for Sick Buildings: Architectural Impacts on Airflow and Air Quality," Pittsburgh Engineer, Fall 1994
"Citizen Advisory Committees Help Public Evaluate HazMat Facility Proposals," Environmental Solutions (formerly HazMat World), June 1994
"ODOR: Another Nasty Four-Letter Word," Pittsburgh Engineer, Spring 1994
Air Pollution: Control, Sampling, and Meteorology, Course Manual for Community College of Allegheny County, Environmental Technician Program, January 1994 (primary co-authors, D. Beachler and J. Wright, first edition of manual entitled Environmental Air Monitoring and Surveillance, March 1993)
"Assisting the Public with Their Evaluation of Proposed Hazardous Waste Incineration," in Proceedings of World Congress III on Engineering & Environment, Bejing, China, October 1993
"Dispersion Modeling," Environmental Protection, March 1993
"Modeling Air Pollution," Pittsburgh Engineer, March/April 1992
"The Diverse Topography Emergency Response Method (DTERM) for Air Dispersion Analysis of Toxic Chemical Releases," in HazTech International '90 Conference Proceedings, Pittsburgh, October 1990 (co-author, K. Mechlin)
Estimating Dispersion During an Emergency Response (With Emphasis on Complex Terrain), Course Manual for Air & Waste Management Association's 82nd and 83rd Annual Meetings, June 1989 and 1990
"Doubts About the ‘Greenhouse Effect’," Agrichemical Age, February 1990
"Questioning the ‘Greenhouse Effect’," Pittsburgh Engineer, July/August 1989
"Air Monitoring Guidance for Abrasive Blasting Operations," Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, December 1987 (co-author, H. Patel)
"Protecting Building Occupants from Their Own Stack Effluent: Evaluation of the Height of a Hospital Waste Incinerator Stack," in Proceedings of APCA International Specialty Conference on Thermal Treatment of Municipal, Industrial, and Hospital Wastes, November 1987
"The Awesome Aurora," Weatherwise, April 1987 (cover story)
"An Air Monitoring Program for Determining Particulate Matter, Free Silica and Lead Exposure from Abrasive Blasting of Bridges," in Proceedings of the Steel Structures Painting Council, 5th Technical Symposium, New Orleans, January 1987 (co-author, H. Patel)
"The Inversion in Your Morning," Pittsburgh Engineer, Issue 3, 1986
"Acid Rain: Conflicting ‘Facts’," Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, April 1986 (letter to editor)
The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI): Its Dissemination and Implementation in Several United States Cities, University of Cincinnati, 1984 (M.S. Thesis)
"Implementation of the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI)," presented at 77th Annual Meeting of the Air Pollution Control Association, San Francisco, June 1984 (co-author, M. Ruby)


Provided on request