Superfund and Technology Liaison, Region 3
Bill Hagel is the Superfund and Technical Liaison (STL) and Regional Technology Advocate (RTA) in Region 3. As such, he is a senior environmental scientist for the Office of Research and Development, but he is stationed in the Region 3 offices in Philadelphia. As STL, Bill provides direct technical assistance on hazardous waste issues and facilitates access to ORD, tools, and expertise. As RTA, Bill gets involved with technology needs of the non-Superfund environmental programs and is Region 3's representative on the Environmental Technology Council (ETC).
From 1980 to 1991, Bill worked for EPA Region 3 as a Superfund Remedial Project Manager and later became a Section Chief in the Remedial Response Program. In 1987, he completed a developmental assignment as the special assistant to the Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 3. Bill has his B.S. degree in Biology from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and an additional associate's degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Prior to returning to Region 3 after a 16 year hiatus, Bill worked as an environmental consultant performing a variety of functions in support of EPA and state programs. From 1991 to 2000, Bill worked with the EPA Technology Innovation Office (now the Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (TIFSD)) supporting training and technology evaluation programs. He also was the program manager for the Pennsylvania General Technical Assistance Contract and from 2000 to 2004 the program manager for the Region 3 Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START).