Richard A. Penna




1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Developed the existing compliance program for motor vehicles and engines as part of the initial team at EPA in the 1970s.
  • Served as Assistant Director of a Congressional Commission responsible for developing recommendations for revisions to the Clean Air Act
  • Since entering private practice in 1982, worked on virtually all major EPA and California rulemakings for emission standards and on-board diagnostic requirements covering light duty vehicles, heavy-duty engines and recreational marine engines.
  • Represented major vehicle manufacturers in significant compliance matters under EPA and California rules.
  • Advises a number of vehicle and engine manufacturers regarding EPA and California tailpipe and evaporative emission standards, as well as fuel economy and greenhouse gas requirements applicable to light and heavy-duty vehicles.


Air Quality Regulation in California

"Mobile Emission Sources"
Los Angeles, CA

Massachusetts v. EPA Decision

Society of Automotive Engineers
Washington, DC