EPA Pesticides Chief Leaving for Role at Chemical Safety Office

June 12, 2020, 9:39 PM

The longtime director of the EPA’s Office of Pesticides Programs is leaving his role for a position at that office’s parent agency, according to an internal email and confirmed by an agency spokesman.

Rick Keigwin will become the acting deputy assistant administrator for management at Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention starting June 22, wrote Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, the chief of that office, in a June 10 internal email to staff obtained by Bloomberg Law.

Ed Messina, the pesticide office’s deputy director for programs, will replace Keigwin in an acting position, Dunn wrote.

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