Mohsen Nazemi, Deputy Director, Site Mitigation & Restoration Program

Mohsen Nazemi, Deputy Director

Mohsen Nazemi is the Deputy Director for the Site Mitigation & Restoration Program at DTSC. Governor Brown appointed him on September 16, 2016. Nazemi has thirty-eight years of experience as an environmental regulator at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), where he served for eight years as the Deputy Executive Officer for the Office of Engineering and Compliance. In that capacity, he was responsible for strategic planning and program implementation, and organizing, directing and overseeing operations of a staff of more than 300.

Nazemi’s career spans 40 years of regulatory agency, private sector, academic, and research experience in engineering, air quality, and environmental fields. His experience includes more than 38 years in engineering, permitting, compliance, and enforcement, as well as rule and policy development and implementation, with more than 25 years at executive and senior management levels at SCAQMD. Throughout his career, he has served as Chair, Co-chair or member on numerous statewide and national committees and task forces on issues ranging from permitting, multi-media enforcement, energy, and petroleum refinery regulation, to pollution prevention, oil spill prevention and response, and environmental justice, to name only a few.

He is a registered Professional Engineer with a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from UCLA, and holds certificates in Hazardous Materials Management.