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Lead Region Process

The purpose of the "Lead Region" system is to ensure the quality of agency decisions by providing an organized, consistent and effective regional role in all the major phases of Agency decision-making.

  • Regional offices assigned as Lead Regions are responsible for working with their respective National Program Managers (NPMs) to identify and synthesize the concerns of all ten regions into a "regional view" that can be effectively factored into Agency decision-making.
  • NPMs are responsible for soliciting and incorporating input from their Lead Regions on major policy, regulatory and resource decisions.

The current Lead Region structure has been in place since June 1984.

Lead Region Assignments and Coordinators for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Lead Region
FY 2017-18
Assignments Lead Region Coordinator Telephone Lead Region
FY 2019-20

1

Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) (RCRA/UST)

Jeff Norcross

617-918-1839

2

2

Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)

Caroline DeDora 

212-637-3924

3

3

Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) (Superfund / Brownfields / Oil Pollution / Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention); Office of Homeland Security (OA/OHS)

Jill Lowe

215-814-3123

4

4

Office of Research and Development (ORD); Regional Science and Technology Organization (RS&T)

Bobbi Carter

706-355-8708

5

5

Office of Water (OW)

Kate Balasa

312-886-6027

6

6

Office of Environmental Information (OEI)

Kim Graves

214-665-6565

7

7

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and Office of General Counsel (OGC)

Toni Gargas and Sarah LaBoda

913-551-7193 and 913-551-7424

8

8

Office of the Administrator (OA) and Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA)

Stephanie Ackerman

303-312-7824

9

9

Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)

Idalia Perez

415-972-3428

10

10

Office of Administrator and Resources Management (OARM) (includes OA - Office of Small Business Programs/Office of Civil Rights); Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)

Andrea Westenberger

206-553-6111

1

Headquarters Lead for Lead Region Coordinators in Office of Regional Operations (RO)

Alison Kent

202-564-7645