Greening Region 6
James Behrmann, FWS
As the Region 6 Environmental Compliance Coordinator for Safety, Occupational Health and Aviation Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jim Behrmann demonstrated innovative leadership in promoting environmental stewardship in Region 6 Refuges and Fish Hatcheries. Mr. Behrmann has emphasized the relationship between sustainable practices and the mission and objectives of the Fish and Wildlife Service. For example, by encouraging the use of re-refined lubricating oil in passenger vehicles, Mr. Behrmann's work supports used oil recycling businesses, which promotes appropriate care of this auto waste, thereby preventing illegal discharges to waterways. Environmentally preferable copy paper is now used in the Regional Office, and also in 20 field stations, supporting markets for "tree-free" post-consumer fiber and preventing discharges associated with chlorine deinking and bleaching at these paper mills. Eighty-five of the Region 6 field stations now have appointed Waste Prevention and Recycling Coordinators. Mr. Behrmann relies on these Recycling Coordinators to serve as the focal point for distributing information and for tracking program successes.
James L. Behrmann, Environmental Compliance Coordinator,
US FWS, Region 6, speaking at the Environmental
Achievement Showcase Forum, in the Interior Museum.