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Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

Jim Jones
Jim Jones

President Obama nominated Jim Jones to be the Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) in January 2012. Jim was confirmed by the U.S. Senate August 1, 2013. He is responsible for managing the office which implements the nation’s pesticide, toxic chemical, and pollution prevention laws. The office has an annual budget of over $234 million and more than 1,100 employees.

Jim’s career with EPA spans more than 29 years. He has an M.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a B.A. from the University of Maryland, both in Economics.