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Veteran EPA Staffer Takes Top Management Slot in Research Unit

Jan. 13, 2022, 8:38 PM

A longtime EPA employee will help lead the agency’s research division starting Jan. 30, overseeing scientists whose work feeds into regulations and other decisions.

As the new principal deputy assistant administrator, Maureen Gwinn will have a management role at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development according to an internal email reviewed by Bloomberg Law on Thursday.

One of the office’s top priorities will be to find more ways of measuring “forever chemicals” in the environment, according to Christopher Frey, the Biden administration’s nominee to head the office.

The office’s various research branches focus on air and energy, ...