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Lead Region Process

The purpose of the "Lead Region" system is to ensure the quality of agency decisions by providing an organized, consistent and effective regional role in all the major phases of Agency decision-making.

  • Regional offices assigned as Lead Regions are responsible for working with their respective National Program Managers (NPMs) to identify and synthesize the concerns of all ten regions into a "regional view" that can be effectively factored into Agency decision-making.
  • NPMs are responsible for soliciting and incorporating input from their Lead Regions on major policy, regulatory and resource decisions.  

The current Lead Region structure has been in place since June 1984.

Lead Region Assignments and Coordinators for Fiscal Year 2015-2016

(updated October 1, 2014)

View the Lead Region Assignments and Coordinators as a printable PDF

Lead Region
FY 15–16
Area(s) of Responsibility Lead Region Contact Telephone Lead Region
FY 17-18

1

Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention 

Margaret Morris

617-918-1092

2

2

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency (Superfund / Brownfields / Oil Pollution / Chemical and Emergency Preparedness and Prevention / Homeland Security)

Kristin Giacalone 

212-637-4407 

3

3

Office of Research and Development and OA - Regional Science and Technology (Labs / Quality Assurance / Field Services / The National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference Institute)

Michael Dunn 

215-814-2712

4

4

Office of Water  

Mary Jo Bragan

404-562-9275

5

5

Office of Environmental Information

Steven Dean

312-886-4446

6

6

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and Office of General Counsel Stacy Murphy
Barbara Nann
214-665-7116
214-665-2157
7

7

Office of the Administrator and Office of International and Tribal Affairs

Katy Miley

913-551-7916

8

8

Office of Air and Radiation

Eric Wortman

303-312-6649

9

9

Office of Administrator and Resources Management (includes OA - Office of Small Business Programs / Office of Civil Rights); Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Meltzer

415-972-3714 

10

10

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (RCRA / UST)

Melissa Winters

206-553-5180

1
Headquarters Lead for Lead Region Coordinators in Office of Regional Operations

Chad Nitsch 

202-564-4714