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Lead Region Process

The lead region system is an important vehicle to ensure Regional input is sought and considered in the work of EPA. The current lead region structure has been in place since June 1984.

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. Assigned 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.

Lead Region Assignments and Coordinators

FY 2013-2014
(updated September 30, 2013)

Lead Region
FY 13–14

Area(s) of Responsibility

LRC Contact

Telephone

Lead Region
FY 15-16

1

Office of the Administrator

Dan Abrams

617-918-1067

7 (combined with OITA)

1

Office of Environmental Information

Patricia O’Brien Brian Gallant

617-918-1193
617-918-1952

5

2

Office of Administrationor and Resources Management (includes OA - Office of Small Business Programs/ Office of Civil Rights)

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Jen Thatcher

212-637-3593

9

3

Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention 

Jacqueline Guerry

215-814-2184

1

4

Office of Air and Radiation

Ken Mitchell

404-562-9065

8

5

Office of Homeland Security

Eileen Deamer

312-886-1728

-

6

Office of International and Tribal Affairs

George Craft

214-665-6684

-

6

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

Lisa M Price

214-665-6744

2 (combined with Homeland Security)

7

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance 

Office of General Counsel

Lynn Slugantz

913-551-7883

6

8

Office of Water

Diane Sanelli

303-312-7822

4

9

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

Laurie Amaro

415-972-3364

10

10

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

Lisa Olson

206-553-0176

3

Headquarters Lead for Lead Region Coordinators in Office of Regional Operations

Chad Nitsch

202-564-4714