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Organization of EPA's Region 1 Office in Boston

Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and 10 Tribal Nations

On this page:

Organization Chart

 

Office of the Regional Administrator

 

Air and Radiation Division

Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division

Laboratory Services and Applied Science Division

Land, Chemicals, and Redevelopment Division

Mission Support Division

Office of Regional Counsel

Superfund and Emergency Management Division

Water Division

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Leadership and Organizational Responsibilities

Office of the Regional Administrator

  • (617) 918-1111  
Acting Regional Administrator: Deborah Szaro

Deputy Regional Administrator: Vacant

How we're organized:
  • Immediate Office:
    • provides the overall supervision of the Region, with all Division Directors reporting to the RA;
    • implements planning, programming, implementation, control, and direction of technical and administrative aspects of Region 1 programs and activities;
    • develops plans, establishes internal operating policies and procedures, and resolves operational problems;
    • manages Regional resources, and continually evaluates Regional programs and activities; and
    • selects, assigns, provides direction and guidance to EPA staff as necessary to achieve program objectives.
  • Public Affairs Branch
Programs we administer:
  • Environmental justice
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Public affairs
  • Community engagement
  • Children’s health
  • Environmental education
  • Tribal affairs
  • International affairs
  • Congressional and intergovernmental relations
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Special Emphasis Programs

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EPA's Region 1 includes:

Air and Radiation Division

Acting Director: Lynne Hamjian

How we're organized:
  • Air Quality Branch
  • Energy and Resilience Branch
  • Air Permits, Toxics and Indoor Programs Branch
  • Grants and Program Support Branch
Programs we administer:
  • State and Federal Implementation Plans (SIPs/FIPs)
  • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) designations
  • Air permits
  • Air toxics
  • New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
  • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
  • Maximum Attainable Control Technology (MACT)
  • Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)
  • Air grants
  • Radon
  • Indoor air
  • Voluntary programs consultation, technical assistance and outreach (Energy Star, radon, asthma, etc.)
  • Programmatic grant support, including  state, tribal, air, and water grants

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Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division

Director: Karen McGuire

How we're organized:
  • Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Branch
    • Water Compliance Section
    • Air Compliance Section
    • Waste and Chemical Compliance Section
    • Toxics, Pesticides and Drinking Water Compliance Section
    • Multi-Media Assistance and Support Section
Programs we administer:
  • Enforcement of broad range of environmental statutes, including air, water, wetlands, drinking water, waste, toxics and pesticides
  • Inspections, compliance assurance and assistance
  • Risk Management and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Tips and complaints

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Laboratory Services and Applied Science Division

Acting Director: Johanna Hunter

How we're organized:
  • Quality Assurance Branch
  • Field Services Branch
  • Lab Services Branch
Programs we administer:
  • Quality management
  • Scientific integrity
  • Field sampling
  • Lab services

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Land, Chemicals, and Redevelopment Division

Acting Director: Nancy Barmakian

How we're organized:
  • Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Branch
    • Brownfields and Sustainable Materials Management Section
    • RCRA Waste Management, UST and Pesticides Section
    • RCRA Corrective Action and TSCA Section
Programs we administer:
  • Hazardous waste management
  • RCRA facility corrective action
  • Underground storage tanks
  • Brownfields
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Asbestos demolition/renovation
  • Pesticides
  • PCB guidance, technical assistance and remediation plan review oversight
  • Pollution prevention

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Mission Support Division

Director: Arthur Johnson

How we're organized:
  • Information Services Branch
    • Information Resources Section
    • Information Technology Section
  • Customer Service and Facilities Branch
  • Comptroller Branch
  • Human Resources Branch
  • Contracts and Procurement Branch
  • Grants Management Branch
Programs we administer:
  • Strategic planning and process improvement
  • Budget
  • Finance
  • Financial aspects of cost recovery
  • Management Control and Financial Integrity (FMFIA)
  • Facilities and security
  • Health and safety
  • Human resources
  • Information technology and information management (including geographic information systems)
  • Customer service support
  • Management of grants and interagency agreements 
  • Contracts and acquisitions

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Office of Regional Counsel

Regional Counsel: Carl Dierker

How we're organized:
  • Counseling Branch
  • Legal Enforcement Branch
    • Superfund and Site Remediation Legal Enforcement Section
    • Regulatory Legal Enforcement Section
Programs we administer:
  • Legal counsel
  • Litigation
  • Ethics
  • Regional Hearing Clerk
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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Superfund and Emergency Management Division

Director: Bryan Olson

How we're organized:
  • Emergency Planning and Response Branch
    • Emergency Response and Removal I Section
    • Emergency Response and Removal II Section
  • Remediation Branch I
    • New Hampshire/Rhode Island Superfund Section
    • Maine/Vermont/Connecticut Superfund Section
    • Massachusetts Superfund Section
  • Remediation Branch II
    • Superfund Federal Facilities and Information Management Section
    • Remedial Policy, Contracts and Site Assessment Section
Programs we administer:
  • Superfund site assessment and cleanup
  • Emergency response
  • Oil spill prevention and planning

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Water Division

Director: Ken Moraff

How we're organized:
  • Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Branch
    • Drinking Water Quality and Protection Section
    • Municipal Assistance Section
  • Surface Water Protection Branch
    • National Estuary Program and Marine Protection Section
    • Watershed and Nonpoint Source Management Section
    • Wetlands Protection Section
    • Water Quality Standards Section
  • Water Permits Branch
    • Municipal Permits Section
    • Industrial Permits Section
    • Stormwater and Construction Permits Section
Programs we administer:
  • Coastal and ocean resources
  • Drinking water
  • Groundwater protection
  • Water infrastructure
  • National Estuary Program
  • Lake Champlain Basin Program
  • Southeast New England Program
  • Non-point source pollution
  • NPDES permits
  • Ocean disposal and dredging
  • Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)
  • Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)
  • Water quality standards
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
  • Wastewater and stormwater permitting
  • Watershed restoration
  • Wetlands

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