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Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator for Water

Nancy Stoner

Since February 1, 2010, Nancy Stoner has been serving as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Effective February 13, 2011, she has been serving as the Acting Assistant Administrator for Water.

Ms. Stoner's extensive career in environmental policy and law began in 1987 as a trial attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Following her time at the Department of Justice, she served as Director of the Office of Policy Analysis in the office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where she contributed to development of EPA's environmental auditing and self-disclosure policies.

Most recently Ms. Stoner served as the Co-Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) Water Program. As the Director, she was responsible for supporting the development of sound environmental policies and practices to protect water resources under the clean Water Act. Among her many responsibilities, Ms. Stoner spearheaded NRDC's work to clean up the Anacostia River in Washington, DC including facilitating the use of green infrastructure and low-impact development measures that reduce stormwater flows and sewer overflows into the Anacostia. Ms. Stoner is a 1986 graduate of Yale Law School and a 1982 graduate of the University of Virginia.