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About the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER)

What We Do

The Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response provides policy, guidance and direction for the Agency's emergency response and waste programs. We develop guidelines for the land disposal of hazardous waste and underground storage tanks. We provide technical assistance to all levels of government to establish safe practices in waste management.

We administer the Brownfields program which supports state and local governments in redeveloping and reusing potentially contaminated sites. We also manage the Superfund program, which responds to abandoned and active hazardous waste sites and accidental chemical releases. Finally, we encourage innovative technologies to address contaminated soil and groundwater.

Programs and Projects Managed by OSWER

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Organization

Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator

Barry Breen, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator
Nitin Natarajan, Deputy Assistant Administrator

The Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response includes:

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Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI)

What We Do

We administer Superfund, the federal government's program to clean up the nation's uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. We're committed to ensuring that remaining National Priorities List hazardous waste sites are cleaned up to protect the environment and the health of all Americans. OSRTI implements the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

Programs and Projects Managed by the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation

Mail code: 5201P | EPA mailing addresses

Location: EPA Headquarters at Potomac Yards

OSRTI Organization

Robin H. Richardson, Acting Director

  • Phone: 703-603-9048

Franklin Hill, Acting Deputy Director

  • Phone: 703-603-8855

The Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation includes:

Resources Management Division

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Assessment and Remediation Division

  • Dana Stalcup, Acting Director
    • Phone: 703-603-8702
  • David E. Cooper, Acting Associate Director
    • Phone: 703-603-8763

Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

  • Pamela Barr, Director
    • Phone:703-603-0262
       
  • Jeff Heimerman, Associate Director
    • Phone: 703-603-7191

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Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR)

What We Do

ORCR’s mission is to protect human health and the environment by ensuring responsible national management of hazardous and nonhazardous waste. ORCR implements the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Our goals are to:

Programs and Projects Managed by the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery

Mail code: 5301P | EPA mailing addresses

Location: EPA Headquarters at Potomac Yards

ORCR Organization

Barnes Johnson, Director

  • Phone: 703-308-8895

Rosemarie Kelley, Deputy Office Director

  • Phone: 703-308-8895

The Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery includes:

Materials Recovery and Waste Management Division

  • Betsy Devlin, Director
    • Phone: 703-308-8880

Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division

  • Cheryl Coleman, Acting Director
    • Phone: 703-308-8254

Program Implementation and Information Division

  • Sonya Sasseville, Acting Director
    • Phone: 703-308-8648

Program Management, Communications and Analysis Office

  • Mark Huff, Director
    • Phone: 703-308-8730

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Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST)

What We Do

The Office of Underground Storage Tanks carries out a Congressional mandate to develop and implement a regulatory program for underground storage tank (UST) systems storing petroleum and certain hazardous substances. An underground storage tank system is a tank and any underground piping connected to the tank that has at least 10 percent of its combined volume underground.

Programs and Projects Managed by the Office of Underground Storage Tanks

Mail code: 5401P | EPA mailing addresses

Location: EPA Headquarters at Potomac Yards

OUST Organization

Carolyn Hoskinson, Director

  • Phone: 703-603-9900

Mark Barolo, Deputy Director

  • Phone: 703-603-7141

The Office of Underground Storage Tanks includes:

Release Prevention Division

  • Linda Gerber, Director
    • Phone: 703-603-7163

Cleanup and Revitalization Division

  • Will Anderson, Director
    • Phone: 703-603-7156

Management and Communications Division

  • Ray Worley, Director
    • Phone: 703-603-7172

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Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR)

What We Do

EPA’s Brownfields program provides grants and technical assistance to communities, states, tribes, and other stakeholders, giving them the resources needed to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties protects the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off greenspaces and working lands. EPA’s Land Revitalization program works with communities, states, non-profits and other stakeholders to develop and test sustainable approaches for the reuse of formerly contaminated properties. OBLR implements the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act.

Programs and Projects Managed by the Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization

Mail code: 5105T | EPA mailing addresses

Location: EPA Headquarters at Washington, D.C. Federal Triangle campus

OBLR Organization

David Lloyd, Director

  • Phone: 202-566-2731

Gail Ann Cooper, Deputy Director

  • Phone: 202-566-0168

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Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

What We Do

OEM works with other federal partners to prevent accidents as well as to maintain superior response capabilities. One of our roles is to provide information about response efforts, regulations, tools, and research that will help the regulated community, government entities, and concerned citizens prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. OEM administers the Oil Pollution Act and several other environmental statutes.

Programs and Projects Managed by the Office of Emergency Management

Mail code: 5104A | EPA mailing addresses

Location: EPA Headquarters at Washington, D.C. Federal Triangle campus

OEM Organization

Reggie Cheatham, Acting Director

  • Phone: 202-564-8003

Dana Tulis, Deputy Director

  • Phone: 202-564-7938

The Office of Emergency Management includes:

Regulation and Policy Development Division

  • R. Craig Matthiessen, Director
    • Phone: 202-564-8016
  • Kim Jennings, Deputy Director
    • Phone: 202-564-7998

Resources Management Division

  • Victoria L. van Roden, Director
    • Phone: 202-564-4253
  • Lynn Beasley, Deputy Director
    • Phone: 202-564-1965

Preparedness and Response Operations Division

  • Gilberto Irizarry, Director
    • Phone: 202-564-7982
  • Josh Woodyard, Associate Director
    • Phone: 202-564-9588

Preparedness and Removal Team

  • Brian Schlieger, Team Leader
    • Phone: 202-564-3128

Emergency Operations Center & Continuity Branch

  • Eugene Lee, Branch Chief
    • Phone: 202-564-7988

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Consequence Management Advisory Team (CMAT)

  • Erica Canzler, Director
    • Phone: 202-564-2359
  • Mike Napilinski, Associate Director
    • Phone: 617-918-1268

CBRN Operational Planning Team

  • Elise Jakabhazy, Team Leader
    • Phone: 617-918-1228

Field Operations Branch

  • Paul Kudarauskas, Branch Chief
    • Phone: 202-564-2415

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Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO)

What We Do

FFRRO works with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), and other federal entities to develop creative, cost-effective solutions to their environmental problems. FFRRO's overall mission is to facilitate faster, more effective and less costly cleanup and reuse of federal facilities. By focusing on partnering and public involvement, FFRRO, and its counterpart offices in the EPA Regions, have made great strides in improving federal facilities cleanup.

Programs and Projects Managed by the Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office

Mail code: 5106P | EPA mailing addresses

Location: EPA Headquarters at Potomac Yards

FFRRO Organization

Charlotte Bertrand, Acting Director

  • Phone: (703) 603-0049

Doug Maddox, Acting Deputy Director

  • Phone: (703) 603-0087

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