Judith A. Enck
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On November 5, 2009, Judith A. Enck was appointed US Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator of Region 2 by President Barack Obama.
Enck is responsible for a staff of about 900 and an annual budget of $700 million. In cooperation with state and regional authorities in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally recognized Indian Nations, EPA Region 2 administers federal programs governing air and water pollution, industrial discharges, toxic substances, pesticides, protection of streams, lakes and the ocean, solid and hazardous wastes, the cleanup of chemical spills and abandoned hazardous waste sites, and much more.
Previously, Enck was deputy secretary for the Environment in the NYS Governor's office, responsible for policies and operations of the state’s environmental protection agencies including the Department of Environmental Conservation; Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; Adirondack Park Agency; and others. She worked with the NYS Legislature to pass a number of far reaching environmental laws addressing acid rain, toxics, pesticides, recycling, energy conservation and environmental funding.
Enck also served as a policy advisor in the NYS Attorney General’s office; senior environmental associate for NYPIRG; and executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York. She has received environmental protection awards from the Attorney General’s office, the Sierra Club, Center for Women in Government, the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, and others.
Enck, a graduate of the College of St. Rose, splits her time between Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and rural Rensselaer County.