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Organization Chart for EPA's Region 4 Office

 

Region 4 Regional Administrator and Deputy Regional Administrator

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Air, Pesticides, Toxics Management Division

Office of Environmental Accountability

Office of External Affairs

Office of Policy and Management

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Division

Science and Ecosystem Support Division

Superfund Division

Water Protection Division

Organization

Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator

EPA’s Region 4 office includes:


Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division

Director: Beverly Banister

What We Do: The Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division is responsible for achieving Cleaner Air, Healthier Communities, Safer Food, and Emergency Readiness. We do this through implementing both regulatory and voluntary programs.

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Office of Environmental Accountability

Regional Counsel and Director: Mary J. Wilkes

What We Do: The Office of Environmental Accountability (OEA) provides legal advice and counseling for Region 4; assists regional program offices in criminal enforcement activities; plans, coordinates, and monitors the Region's enforcement and compliance assurance program, including federal facilities; and provides leadership in implementing national enforcement activities and initiatives.

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Science and Ecosystem Support Division

Location: Athens, GA
Director: Michael V. Peyton

What We Do: Located in Athens, Georgia, the Science and Ecosystem Support Division (SESD), through its scientific and technical support services, provides a solid foundation for decision making by a wide variety of environmental programs and initiatives. SESD, with its state-of-the-art laboratory facility and its multidisciplinary staff of chemists, biologists, engineers, and other scientists and professionals, serves as the primary provider of scientific and technical expertise and environmental data for the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Region 4 program offices located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Division

Director: Alan Farmer

What We Do: The RCRA Division in Region 4 is working to preserve and restore the land using the most effective waste management and cleanup methods available. We use a hierarchy of approaches to protect the land: reducing waste at its source, recycling waste, managing waste effectively by preventing spills and releases of toxic materials, and cleaning up contaminated properties. The Region is especially concerned about threats to our most sensitive populations, including children, the elderly, and individuals with chronic diseases. EPA draws upon the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to address these issues for hazardous waste management facilities.

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Superfund Division

Director: Franklin Hill

What We Do: Superfund protects the public and the environment by cleaning up the nation’s worst hazardous waste sites. EPA Region 4 Superfund’s cleanup activities include both short-term and emergency cleanups as well as long-term cleanups at National Priorities List (NPL) and Superfund Alternative sites.

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Water Protection Division

Director: James Giattina

What We Do: The Water Protection Division in Region 4 works to implement water programs in the eight southeastern states. The Division is a dynamic organization that has responsibilities for:

  • permitting and enforcement of facilities that discharge to water bodies
  • working with states, tribes and local governments to protect our coastal areas
  • helping to provide safe drinking water to our citizens, and
  • implementing and overseeing regulatory programs in our states.

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Office of External Affairs

Director: Larry Lincoln

What We Do: The Office of External Affairs (OEA) facilitates the exchange of information between EPA and the public, congress, and state and local government; broadly communicates EPA's mission to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment; promotes public awareness of environmental issues; advances and develops environmental education and training; and solicits stakeholder commitment to environmental stewardship and environmental protection.

The office provides the following specific services:

  • Media Relations
  • Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Environmental Education and Outreach
  • Environmental Information Services

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Office of Policy and Management

Location: Main Regional office

Assistant Regional Administrator: Kenneth R. Lapierre

What We Do: The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) has a wide range of responsibilities in Region 4, ranging from personnel issues and information management to grants administration and research on a variety of environmental issues.

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