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Office Functions

The Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations (OCIR) serves as EPA's principal point of contact for Congress, States, and local governments. The Office serves as the liaison with these constituencies on the Agency's major programs as well as on intergovernmental issues.

The Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations is comprised of two major offices: The Office of Congressional Affairs, which facilities all legislative activity at EPA; and the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, which facilities interactions between States and local government.  A smaller component of OCIR, the Information Management Divison, manages the resources of the Office. 

Some of the functions of OCIR include:

Porgrams and projects managed by OCIR

Contact Us:

Telephone:
(202)564-5200

Mail:
Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460

OCIR Organization

Laura Vaught, Associate Administrator

Joyce Frank, Principal Deputy Associate Administrator

Phone: (202) 564-5200
Email: frank.joyce@epa.gov

The Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations includes:

Office of Congressional Affairs

Nichole Distefano, Deputy Associate Administrator
Phone: 202-564-7178
Email: distefano.nichole@epa.gov

Office of Intergovernmental Relations

Mark Rupp, Deputy Associate Administrator
Phone: 202-564-7178
Email: rupp.mark@epa.gov

Information and Management Division

Aretha Brockett, Acting Director
Phone: 202-564-0911
Email: brockett.aretha@epa.gov

NOTE: The Office of Regional Operations has been reorganized under the Deputy Administrator

 

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