Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance
U.S. Department of the Interior, Region 1 North Atlantic - Appalachian
5 Post Office Square, Room 18011
Boston, MA 02109
Telephone: (617) 223-8565
Fax: (617) 223-8569
States: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT
|Andrew L. Raddant||Regional Environmental Officer|
|Diane Lazinsky||Regional Environmental Protection Specialist|
Principal program areas of the Regional Office include:
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
The Office assures compliance with NEPA through review of environmental documents and by providing environmental compliance consultation with bureaus.
Federal Project Reviews
The Office manages the Department's technical and policy reviews of the environmental and natural resource aspects of non-Interior projects and proposals through NEPA, FERC, and other environmental reviews in Regions I and II.
The Office coordinates, provides leadership for, and promotes consistency in the Department's responses to incidents affecting natural and cultural resources and historic properties, lands and facilities under the Department's jurisdiction during and following oil discharges, hazardous substance releases, and natural disasters. This includes removals at hazardous materials sites under Superfund in Regions I and II and representation of the Department on the Region I and II Regional Response Teams, and the U.S./Canada Joint Response Teams covering the New York, Vermont, Maine, and Atlantic maritime international border areas.
Hazardous Materials Management
The Office assists headquarters and bureaus in the coordination and oversight of remedial, corrective, and management actions of the Department.
Staff Support to Secretary
The Office, through the headquarters office, advises the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget, and other top Departmental officials about policies, programs, and individual actions affecting natural resources and environmental quality in Regions I and II.