Environmental Protection Agency



1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001

Phone, 202-260-2090. Internet, www.epa.gov.

Administrator Christine Todd Whitman

Deputy Administrator Linda J. Fisher

Associate Administrator for Joseph J. Martyak

Public Affairs

Associate Administrator for Edward D. Krenik

Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations

Associate Administrator for Jessica L. Furey

Policy, Economics, and Innovation

Staff Offices:

Director, Office of Homeland Mary U. Kruger


Chief Judge, Office of Susan L. Biro

Administrative Law Judges

Director, Executive Secretariat William H. Meagher

Director, Office of Children's Elizabeth Blackburn, Health Protection Acting, Joanne Rodman, Acting

Director, Office of Civil Rights Karen D. Higginbotham

Director, Office of Cooperative Daiva A. Balkus

Environmental Management

Director, Office of Executive Diane N. Bazzle


Director, Office of Small and Jeanette L. Brown

Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Director, Science Advisory Board Vanessa T. Vu

Lead Environmental Appeals Edward E. Reich

Judge, Environmental Appeals Board

Program Offices:

Assistant Administrator for Morris X. Winn

Administration and Resources Management

Assistant Administrator for Air Jeffrey R. Holmstead

and Radiation

Assistant Administrator for John Peter (J.P.) Enforcement and Suarez

Compliance Assurance

Assistant Administrator for Kimberly T. Nelson

Environmental Information and Chief Information Officer

Assistant Administrator for Judith E. Ayres

International Affairs

Assistant Administrator for Stephen L. Johnson

Prevention, Pesticides,

Assistant Administrator for Paul J. Gilman

Research and Development

Assistant Administrator for Marianne L. Horinko

Solid Waste and Emergency Response

Assistant Administrator for G. Tracy Mehan III


Chief Financial Officer Linda M. Combs

General Counsel Robert E. Fabricant

Inspector General Nikki L. Tinsley


The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment--air, water, and land--

upon which life depends.

The Environmental Protection Agency was established in the executive branch as an independent agency pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 3 of

1970 (5 U.S.C. app.), effective December 2, 1970. It was created to permit coordinated and effective governmental action on behalf of the environment. The Agency is designed to serve as the public's advocate for a livable environment.


Office of Homeland Security EPA's homeland security responsibilities include Federal leadership for some activities and significant involvement for others. EPA serves as the lead Federal agency charged with protection of the Nation's water infrastructure from terrorist attack, cleanup of any biological or chemical attacks, and reduction of national chemical industry and hazardous materials sector critical infrastructure vulnerabilities. EPA also has significant...

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