Jeff Scott leads EPA Region 9’s Land Division which covers a number of both traditional and multi-media programs. The Division is responsible for the hazardous waste, underground storage tank, and zero waste programs under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Division also protects the public and empowers communities by preventing exposures to toxic compounds regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and by implementing the Pollution Prevention Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the Region’s Environmental Education and Children’s Health programs. In addition, the Land Division focuses on environmental and human health activities in underserved and disproportionately burdened communities such as the US-Mexico border area, the outer Paci c islands, and on tribal lands, including cross-program consolidated grants to the Pacific islands and the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act. Jeff has long been a champion for pushing holistic multi-media approaches to addressing environmental issues.
Enrique has been the Director of the Superfund Division in EPA’s Paci c Southwest Region 9 of ce since June 2013. EPA Region 9 includes California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, the Navajo Nation and 146 other federally recognized tribes, and the Paci c Island territories of Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas. Prior
to joining the Superfund Division, Enrique served as the Director of the Communities and Ecosystems Division from 1998. Enrique started his EPA career in 1985 in Washington, D.C. and he was appointed to the federal Senior Executive Service in 1999.
Alexis is the Acting Regional Administrator of EPA’s Paci c Southwest Region (Region 9), based in San Francisco. She oversees a regional staff charged with implementation and enforcement of federal environmental laws in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Paci c Islands, and 148 tribal nations. From 1994 to 2012, she served as the Director of the Water Division in Region 9, leading implementation of the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and other statutes. Earlier in her career at EPA, she worked in the Superfund and Hazardous Waste programs. In 2008, Alexis received the Presidential Rank Award.
Welcome, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 – 25th Annual Tribal/EPA Conference here in Viejas from October 31st to November 2nd. On behalf of the San Pasqual Band of Indians, we welcome you to Kumeyaay Country and are honored to co-sponsor the 2017 conference.
The San Pasqual Environmental Office is busy working on an exciting and productive conference agenda for all attendees. This year’s conference will have plenty of networking opportunities, informative presentations, and valuable training. We hope you will join us in Viejas for the 2017 conference.