Ms. Stephanie Adrian currently works in the Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA) at the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. She has worked in EPA’s international office since 1999 and is a lead on global policy issues related to international electronic waste and the Basel Convention. Prior to working on electronic waste issues, she managed EPA’s international drinking water programs. She has an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Hygiene. Her interest in environmental health originated during her two years spent living and working with impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic.
– Member, Office of International and Tribal Affairs. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
– Member, Office of International Programs.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
– International Water Programs Manager.USEPA
– USEPA Office of International Activities U.S. EPA
– Board Memberships & Affiliations: Chair of the StEP Steering Committee – US Environmental Protection Agency
The CWIT project is an opportunity to get a better handle on illegal WEEE which is one of the biggest challenges in the e-waste sector. I look forward to sharing experiences from the US as well as learning from the EU partners so that we might achieve an overall reduction of illegal trade globally
US Environmental Protection Agency
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The agency conducts environmental assessment, research, and education. It has the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing national standards under a variety of environmental laws, in consultation with state, tribal, and local governments. It delegates some permitting, monitoring, and enforcement responsibility to U.S. states and Native American tribes. EPA enforcement powers include fines, sanctions, and other measures. The agency also works with industries and all levels of government in a wide variety of voluntary pollution prevention programs and energy conservation efforts. The agency has approximately 17,000 full-time employees and engages many more people on a contractual basis.
See also the US EPA’s international e-waste site: http://epa.gov/international/priorities-ew.html