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[GreenYes] FW: Bush EPA transition team and issues
Apologies for cross-posting. Thought this would be of some interest to folks. It doesn't say who can respond to this survey, so the more recyclers the merrier?

Chris


> ***
> From Fred Krupp, Environmental Defense (Fred_Krupp@environmentaldefense.org):
> 
> I recently agreed to serve on a transition advisory committee for EPA.  The
> committee members have been asked to provide materials for a briefing book
> being prepared for EPA Administrator-designee Whitman to focus her
> attention on the critical issues she should be addressing should she be
> confirmed.
> 
> One of the reasons I accepted this invitation is that I wanted to make sure
> that the concerns of the full range of environmental groups were put before
> Governor Whitman. I am therefore particularly concerned that your views on
> the critical challenges still remaining be included in her briefing
> materials.
> 
> The timetable we have been given is a daunting one.  The transition staff
> has sent out the attached questionnaire.  They have asked that the
> questionnaire be emailed to them by the close of business on January 11th.
> The questionnaire should be submitted to scott.sutherland@bushcheney.gov.
> Please copy me on your response so that I can follow up in making sure your
> concerns are put before the incoming Administrator.
> 
> Fred Krupp
> 
> 
>         DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR TRANSITION ADVISORY TEAM MEMBERS
>                      ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
> 
> 
> These are meant to help you consider the types of issues you may want to
> think about and briefly react to as a member of the Bush-Cheney EPA
> Transition Advisory Team.
> 
> 
> 1.   If a short list of top issues facing EPA were being developed, from
> your perspective what issues should be on that list?
> 
> 
> 2.   Please identify any other major issues (including budget issues) that
> you think would or should require the new Administrator's involvement?
> 
> 
> 3.   Are there any opportunities within EPA that may arise in the first
> year of the new Administration that the President-elect and Administrator
> should know about?
> 
> 
> 4.   Are there any critical issues that you think might rise to the
> Presidential level for decision in the first year of the new
> Administration?
> 
> 
> 5.   Are you aware of any significant opportunities or challenges that will
> face the new Administration in any of the following areas: Congress,
> private sector, public sector, interest groups, public perceptions, or the
> press?
> 
> 
> 6.   Are there any management or administrative issues that need to be
> addressed?
> 
> 
> 7.   Are there any significant administrative actions (organizational
> changes, executive orders, directives, program letters, rulemakings, or
> lawsuits) that should be reviewed early in the new Administration?
> 
> 8.   Please provide any other information you feel would be helpful.
> 
> ***
> EPA Transition Team:
> 
> Gary Baise, Baise, Miller & Freer
> General Counsel for Equipment Manufactures Assn and the N.A. Truckers Assn.
> Argued against EPA regulation of PM emissions
> 
> Gordon Binder, Aqua International Partners
> CEO of AMGEN
> Chairman of Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturer's Assn.
> Director for the Biotechnology Industry Organization
> 
> Dorothy Bowers, Retired
> Lobbyist for Merck & Co. re: Environment/Superfund issues
> 
> Jamie Conrad American Chemistry Council
> Consulted on the creation of EPA's Office of Environmental Information
> 
> Mary Gade, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal
> Former EPA Region 5 employee
> Former Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
> Former Director of Illinois EPA
> Advocated devolution of EPA's authority to States, and eliminating 
> the EPA regional offices. According to Ms. Gade, "the next Administration must 
> lead us toward a new way of thinking about environmental problems -- and 
> away from outdated and top-heavy regulatory structures that have outlived their> 
> usefulness."
> 
> Bob Grady, The Carlyle Group - investments and venture capital
> former Executive Associate Director of the Office of Management and 
> Budget, taught course at Stanford "Strategic Decisions in a Regulated World"
> 
> Dan Greenbaum, Health Effects Institute
> former Chair of EPA's Blue Ribbon Panel on oxygenates in gasoline
> 
> Charlie Grizzle, The Grizzle Company -environmental consultant
> 
> Hank Habicht, Global Environment & Technology Foundation
> Former Deputy EPA Administrator
> 
> Steve Hayward, Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy
> Director, Center for Environmental and Regulatory Reform 
> which "promotes the new resource economics, an approach to environmental issues that
> emphasizes markets, property rights and individual incentives as a superior strategy
> for safeguarding the environment."
> according to Mr. Hayward, "Government statistics on sprawl are politicized, exaggerated, and ultimately unreliable. Their intention, it seems clear, is to create a crisis where none exists."
> 
> Rich Innes, Conservation Strategies, LLC
> Director of Federal Affairs for Browning Ferris Industries (BFI)
> 
> Christopher Jones, Director of EPA, Ohio
> former chief of environmental enforcement at the Ohio Attorney General's Office
> 
> Chuck Knauss, Swidler, Berlin, Shereff, Friedman, LLP
> partner with Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP, a Washington, DC, law firm representing industrial interests
> 
> Fred Krupp, Environmental Defense Fund - Executive Director
> 
> Jonathan Lash, World Resources Institute
> authored a book criticizing the Reagan/Gorsuch environmental regime
> 
> Elliot Laws, Texaco, Inc.
> Former EPA Assistant Administrator Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, active on brownfields issues, supported Republican version of Superfund Reform legislation
> 
> The Honorable Mike Leavitt, Governor of Utah
> 
> Ray Ludwiscewski, Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher
> former General Counsel for EPA
> former EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement
> 
> Dale Moore, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
> former House AG Committee Legislative Director
> 
> Jim Moseley, Farmer
> former Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and
> Environment
> former Agricultural Advisor to EPA Administrator William Reilly
> has testified on behalf of National Pork Producers Council
> 
> Bill Reilly, World Wildlife Fund
> Former EPA Administrator
> 
> Robert E. Roberts, Environmental Council of the States
> South Dakota Secretary for Department of Environment and Natural
> Resources
> 
> Bill Ruckelshaus, Madrona Venture Group
> Former EPA Administrator
> Chairman of Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI)
> 
> Jeff Saitas, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
> former director of air quality for TNRCC
> 
> Steve Sandherr, Associated General Construction
> 
> Jim Seif, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
> former EPA Region III Regional Administrator, former lobbyist for the oil industry (Mobil Oil), the chemical industry (BioChem, Inc.), the waste industry (Envirosafe Services of PA), and the gambling industry (Caesars/Atlantic City).
> 
> Andy Sharkey, American Iron and Steel Institute
> Director for the National Assn. Of Manufacturers
> 
> John Paul Woodley, Jr., Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
> 
> David Struhs, Florida DEP
> former Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner, former VP at Canyon Group, Inc., an electric and gas utility industry consulting firm, former Chief of Staff to the Council on Environmental Quality
> 
> 
> 




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