Superfund and Technology Liaison, Region 5
Charles (Chuck) Maurice has been with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 1993. Starting in 2004, he has been the Office of Research and Development (ORD) Superfund and Technology Liaison (STL) to EPA Region 5, based in Chicago. As such, he is an ORD-Office of Science Policy (OSP) staff member embedded in the Region 5 Superfund Division. Chuck is a member of the EPA Risk Assessment Forum and co-chairs its technical panel on cumulative risk assessment. He is also an active member of numerous other EPA national forums and workgroups. A member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) since 1991, he served on its Midwest Regional Chapter Board of Directors from 1998 to 2001 and 2007-2010 and as President from 2008-2009.
Chuck provides technical support regarding hazardous substances through his own expertise, organizing conferences and seminars, and by coordinating with colleagues in technical support centers and laboratories throughout ORD. He also communicates regional research priorities and needs back to ORD, especially regarding cumulative risk and contaminated sediments.
Prior to 2004, Chuck was an ecologist and ecological risk assessor in the Region 5 Office of Strategic Environmental Analysis, Critical Ecosystems Team, and Waste Management Division. Before coming to EPA, Chuck was a senior ecologist and ecological risk assessor for the environmental consulting company, Ecology and Environment, Inc.
Chuck holds a Ph.D. in plant biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.S. in biological sciences from Bowling Green State University, and a B.S. in environmental biology from Eastern Illinois University.