MAY 2009

Obama chooses Stanislaus to run EPA waste office

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts: Anne Castle, assistant secretary for Water and Science, Department of the Interior; Mathy V. Stanislaus, assistant administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Environmental Protection Agency; Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Department of Defense; John U. Sepúlveda, assistant secretary of Human Resources, Department of Veterans Affairs; Roger Baker, assistant secretary for Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs; and William Gunn, general counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

Mathy V. Stanislaus, nominee for assistant administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Environmental Protection Agency has over 20 years of experience in the environmental field, primarily in the areas of brownfields, Superfund and solid waste. He is an environmental lawyer and chemical engineer. Stanislaus co-founded and currently co-directs New Partners for Community Revitalization, Inc. (NPCR), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance the renewal of New York’s low and moderate income neighborhoods and through the redevelopment of brownfield sites.

Stanislaus served as assistant regional counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in its New York Region II offices. He was responsible for all aspects of enforcement cases brought under CERCLA (Superfund), and Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Act. He is a current board member of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, Inc.