Patricia Overmeyer, Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization
at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, presented the Brownfields Reauthorization Legislation webinar during yesterday’s edition of NDC’s Washington D.C. Update Webinar Series.
Presentation: Brownfields Reauthorization Legislation
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Patricia Overmeyer is the Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR). Ms. Overmeyer has worked in U.S. EPA’s Brownfields Program since January of 2002 and was instrumental in developing the program’s core policies and priorities since its inception. Previously, Ms. Overmeyer served as OBLR’s Team Leader for the Brownfields Policy, Research and Outreach Team, which coordinates brownfields and land revitalization research, partnerships, policy development and communications. Ms. Overmeyer coordinates EPA’s biannual National Brownfields Training Conference.
Ms. Overmeyer is responsible for overseeing the implementation of EPA’s regulations governing required standards and practices for conducting environmental site assessments or “All Appropriate Inquiries,” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). She coordinated the development of the regulation that establishes standards and practices for conducting all appropriate inquiries and served as EPA’s Designated Federal Official for the Agency’s Federal Advisory Committee that was tasked with developing the proposed regulation on all appropriate inquiries. Prior to her tenure with OBLR, Ms. Overmeyer worked in U.S. EPA’s Hazardous Waste Identification division where she was responsible for the development of regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Ms. Overmeyer earned her M.S. from Carnegie-Mellon’s School of Urban and Public Affairs and has a B.A. in economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.