Regional Offices - Philadelphia



General Information

Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance

Philadelphia Region

Custom House, Room 244

200 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Telephone: (215) 597-5378

Fax: (215) 597-9845

States: DC, DE, IL, IN, MD, MI, MN, OH, PA, VA, WI, WV

Please note this office is not a personal identification verification (PIV) card (also known as a credential, common access card, LincPass, smart card, badge, etc.) credentialing center. For these services, please contact your local Personnel Security Office or visit the GSA Credentialing website for assistance in locating a credentialing center.


John Nelson Regional Environmental Officer
Valincia Darby Regional Environmental Protection Specialist

Principal Program Areas

Principal program areas of the Regional Office include:

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

The Office assures compliance with NEPA through review of environmental documents and by providing environmental compliance consultation with bureaus.

Federal Project Reviews

The Office manages the Department's technical and policy reviews of the environmental and natural resource aspects of non-Interior projects and proposals through NEPA, FERC, and other environmental reviews in Regions III and V.

Emergency Response

The Office coordinates, provides leadership for, and promotes consistency in the Department's responses to incidents affecting natural and cultural resources and historic properties, lands and facilities under the Department's jurisdiction during and following oil discharges, hazardous substance releases, and natural disasters. This includes removals at hazardous materials sites under Superfund in Regions III and V and representation of the Department on the Regional Response Teams.

Hazardous Materials Management

The Office assists headquarters and bureaus in the coordination and oversight of remedial, corrective, and management actions of the Department.

Staff Support to Secretary

The Office, through the headquarters office, advises the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget, and other top Departmental officials about policies, programs, and individual actions affecting natural resources and environmental quality in Regions III and V.

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