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GLIN==> EPA Region 2 Gets New Regional Administrator



Note: EPA Region 2 includes New York State.

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EPA Region 2 Gets New Regional Administrator
Official Swearing-In Today for Jane M. Kenny

Contact: Mary Helen Cervantes-Gross    (212-637-3675)

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 3, 2001

(#01142) New York, N.Y. -   It's official!  Jane M. Kenny is the new
Regional Administrator of U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2.  Kenny takes the EPA
leadership position overseeing all
federal environmental programs for a region covering New Jersey, New York,
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands.  She was sworn-in as Regional Administrator at a ceremony held
today in EPA's Manhattan office with
EPA employees attending.

"I am looking forward to working with the many professional and talented
people of EPA Region 2 who do such
a tremendous job of protecting the environment and serving the people of
this very diverse region, said Regional
Administrator Jane M. Kenny."

Jane Kenny comes to EPA from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs,
where she served as
Commissioner, working to address critical environmental and community
redevelopment issues in the state,
including brownfields redevelopment, urban revitalization and
sustainability.  As Commissioner, Ms. Kenny also
served as chair of the state's Brownfields Task Force and the New Jersey
Meadowlands Commission, which under
Kenny's leadership, has taken the unprecedented action of preserving more
than 1,700 acres of wetlands
and uplands as open space.

As Regional Administrator, Jane Kenny has overall responsibility for
planning, programming, implementation
and direction of EPA activities in Region 2.  The Regional Administrator
serves as the Administrator's principal
representative in the region and is responsible for accomplishing the
Agency's national objectives.

EPA Region 2 currently has 945 employees on-board.  EPA staff are stationed
at the main regional office at 290
Broadway in lower Manhattan; in an Edison, New Jersey facility, which houses
the region's science laboratory; at
the region's Caribbean Environmental Protection Division office in San Juan,
Puerto Rico; in the Stamford,
Connecticut  Long Island Sound office and in field offices on St. Thomas and
in Niagara Falls, New York.  The
region's fiscal year 2001 budget is approximately $760 million, under seven
different appropriations.

NOTE: DIGITAL PHOTO OF TODAY'S SWEARING-IN CEREMONY AVAILABLE. IF INTERESTED
IN HAVING A COPY SENT TO YOU BY E-MAIL.  SEND AN E-MAIL REQUEST TO,
"AYALA.WANDA@EPA.GOV".










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