Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance
Pacific Northwest Region
620 SW Main Street, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: (503) 326-2489
Fax: (503) 326-2494
States: WA, OR, ID
|Allison O'Brien||Regional Environmental Officer|
|Brian Milchak||Regional Environmental Assistant|
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 Region X, excluding Alaska.
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 and representation of the Department on the Region X Regional Response Team/Northwest Area Committee.
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 Region X, excluding Alaska.