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About EPA

About the Regional Administrator for EPA's Region 9 Office in San Francisco

John Busterud

Portrait of John Busterud, EPA Pacific Southwest (Region 9) Regional AdministratorJohn Busterud has over 30 years of experience as an environmental and energy attorney. Prior to joining EPA, he was Senior Director and Managing Counsel, Environment and Real Estate, Law Department, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), in San Francisco, California from 1985-2016. At PG&E, he managed a broad practice including air and water quality, hazardous materials compliance and remediation, endangered species, and legislative and environmental policy matters. During his tenure at PG&E, John served as an industry representative on EPA’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee from 2012-2017.

John is also a retired U.S. Army Colonel with multiple Combined, Joint and Interagency assignments, including active duty deployments in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Combined Forces Command on the Korean Peninsula.

Most recently he served as a board member for the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance, Vice Chair of the California Veterans Board and Chair of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East.

John received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College, New York, and his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College.