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Russell E. Train

Official portrait of Administrator Russell E. Train
Official portrait of Administrator Russell E. Train

1973-1977

Administrator Train served as the second EPA Agency Administrator, from September 1973 to January 1977. During this time, he supported EPA's expansion of interest in international affairs; the approval of the catalytic converter to achieve Clean Air Act automobile emission reductions; the implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES); and EPA's work to balance the demands of the energy crisis with environmental issues.