EPA Activities Relevant to Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Issues

December 3, 2012

9:30 – 11:30AM Eastern

Hosted by The Horinko Group’s Water Division

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Overview

As part of the Mentoring Environment & Energy Together project, The Horinko Group hosted a webinar on December 3 entitled, EPA Activities Relevant to Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Issues. The webinar was presented by G. Tracy Mehan, Principal at The Cadmus Group and former Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Water.

The webinar provided an overview of EPA’s involvement in hydraulic fracturing issues concerning water, covering topics such as which EPA Offices are most directly involved, scope of the congressionally-mandated EPA hydraulic fracturing study, and activities currently underway within the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.

Moderator

  • G. Tracy Mehan, Principal at The Cadmus Group and former Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of WaterG. Tracy Mehan, III is a Principal with The Cadmus Group, an environmental consulting firm, since 2004. Mr. Mehan served as Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2001-2003. He served as Environmental Stewardship Counselor to the 2004 G-8 Summit Planning Organization (2004). Mr. Mehan also served as director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes (1993-2001) and as Associate Deputy Administrator of EPA in 1992. He served as director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources from 1989 to 1992. Presently, Mr. Mehan serves on the Water Science and Technology Board and the Committee on the Mississippi River and the Clean Water Act for the National Research Council of the National Academies. He has also served as an independent expert judge for the Municipal Water Conservation Achievement Award Program (2006) sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and its Urban Water Council. Mr. Mehan is a former board member for the Great Lakes Protection Fund and a current board member for the Great Lakes Observing System. Mr. Mehan is a graduate of Saint Louis University and its School of Law.

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