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About EPA

About the National Program Manager for Regional Laboratories

What We Do

As the National Program Manager for Regional Laboratories, EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) is responsible for the strategic direction, budgetary alignment and overall performance of the laboratories associated with each of EPA’s ten Regional offices. In coordination with the Regions’ Laboratory Services and Applied Sciences Divisions and other Agency partners, ORD is working in the following areas:

  • Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of EPA’s laboratories by developing guidance and policies that promote corporate use of best laboratory practices, and by establishing metrics to measure the responsiveness of the regional laboratories in meeting customer needs;
  • Enhancing stakeholder awareness and understanding of the high quality analytical services provided by the regional laboratories to the Agency, states, tribes and local communities;
  • Building partnerships and leading cross-Agency groups charged with improving the performance of the laboratory enterprise.


Fred Hauchman, Executive Lead

Mary Greene, Principal Associate Director