Laura Fleming is the Deputy Director of the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC) at the U.S. Department of Interior. She joined OEPC in 2021 after spending over 15 years with the Department of Defense. She most recently served as the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy Environmental Program Chief, where she led a team that supported capitalized fuel facilities worldwide with restoration and compliance funding and technical support. She also led the development of environmental program policy and guidance as it pertained to DLA Energy’s mission. Before leading the Division, Laura served as the Environmental Compliance Branch Chief overseeing compliance assessments of fuel facilities, National Environmental Policy Act analyses, and analysis and guidance of environmental regulations. She previously served in DLA as an environmental protection specialist managing compliance and restoration projects. Before that, she provided civil service support to the US Army Garrison Fort Belvoir Directorate of Public Works in their environmental office, working on hazardous waste program compliance, recycling, and cleanup. She also worked for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality where she performed compliance inspections, compliance assistance visits, and enforcement actions in air and hazardous and solid waste medias.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration.
The Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, supports the Director in implementing the OEPC mission.