Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, Sacramento, Region IX
2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1712
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone number: 916-978-5677
States: AS, AZ, CA, CNMI, GU, HI, NV
|Janet Whitlock||Regional Environmental Officer|
Principal Program areas of the Regional Office include:
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 Interior'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 Region IX.
Emergency Response & Hazardous Material Management
The Office assists the Department's National Coordinators for response and recovery of natural and cultural resources and historic properties under the Stafford Act National Response and National Recovery Frameworks following natural disasters. The Office provides regional leadership, coordination, and promotes consistency in the Department's response to and recovery of Department managed lands and resources following discharges of oil and hazardous substances under the National Contingency Plan. This includes removals at hazardous materials sites under Superfund in Region IX and representation of the Department on the Region IX and Oceania Regional Response Teams.
Hazardous Materials Management
The Office may assist headquarters office to coordinate and oversee all remedial, corrective, and management actions of the Department involving hazardous material responsibilities under a variety of Federal and State statutes.
Staff Support to Secretary of the Interior
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 Region IX.