This Senior Executive Service (SES) position is located in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-chemical-safety-and-pollution-prevention-ocspp. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
The Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) provides leadership in managing all toxics-related and pollution prevention activities in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). The incumbent is responsible for the implementation of several important environmental statutes with broad cross-media impacts, including the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act of 2010, and other statutes.
OPPT evaluates industrial chemicals and both requires and promotes risk reduction and responsible risk management practices throughout the life cycle of chemicals; promotes pollution prevention activities and the design, development, and application of safer chemical processes and technologies in the industrial sector; and promotes public understanding of the risks of chemicals and public involvement in environmental decision-making through development and dissemination of information on toxic chemicals.
Specific responsibilities of the Director include: