About EPA

Judges Serving on EPA's Environmental Appeals Board


Honorable Leslye M. Fraser

Judge Leslye M. Fraser served as Associate General Counsel of the Pesticides and Toxic Substances Law Office within EPA’s Office of General Counsel. She also previously served as the Director of the Office of Regulations, Policy and Social Sciences within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, engaged in private law practice in Los Angeles and Washington, DC., and was a research engineer and project manager at a leading aerospace company.

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Honorable Catherine R. McCabe

Judge Catherine R. McCabe served as Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance from 2005 to 2011. Before joining EPA she served for 22 years in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, including as Deputy Chief of the Environmental Enforcement Section from 2001 to 2005. She previously served as a New York State Assistant Attorney General, and engaged in private law practice in New York City.

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Honorable Kathie A. Stein

Judge Stein served as Director of EPA's RCRA and Air Enforcement divisions within the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and as Acting Regional Counsel for EPA Region III. Before joining EPA, she held positions with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Maryland Attorney General's Office, and engaged in the private practice of law.

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