EPA's Direction in Environmental Regulations to be Unveiled at Environmental Summit '98

Charles Fox, EPA Associate Administrator For Reinvention To Speak At Major

Environmental Summit

Feb 09, 1998, 00:00 ET from Environmental Resource Center

    CARY, N.C., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles Fox, EPA's Associate
 Administrator for Reinvention, will speak at Environmental Summit '98, the
 international environmental health and safety conference and exposition, on
 May 11, 1998 in Research Triangle Park, NC.
     Mr. Fox will bring the audience up to date on EPA's reinvention program
 activities and successes. The mission of the Office of Reinvention is to
 promote innovation to achieve greater and more cost effective public health
 and environmental protection. Mr. Fox serves as the principal advisor to EPA
 Administrator Carol Browner in matters pertaining to reinventing EPA's
 programs and is responsible for management of the Office of Reinvention's
 activities which are: 1) serving as a primary gateway for
 stakeholders/customers to use in interacting with EPA on reinvention; 2)
 defining the vision, strategy, ground rules, and principles for reinvention by
 engaging stakeholders; 3) ensuring new approaches are identified, designed,
 and piloted by fostering program-specific approaches in other EPA offices and
 managing Agency-wide approaches in the Office of Reinvention; 4) integrating
 and coordinating new approaches across the Agency into a coherent strategy for
 change; 5) tracking reinvention progress and evaluating reinvention success;
 and 6) ensuring successful new approaches are incorporated into the way EPA
 does business.
     Regulatory reinvention is one of the main topics driving Environmental
 Summit '98. The objective of the Summit is to develop a defined plan for
 industry on proceeding into the 21st century in a manner that preserves and
 protects the environment, works with government to establish effective
 environmental regulations, and complies those regulations. Attendees will have
 access to the top speakers in environmental, health and safety, and will join
 them in discussing topics including ISO 14000, water and air quality,
 hazardous waste management systems, risk management and assessment, pollution
 prevention, and transboundary environmental issues.
     Environmental Summit '98 will also offer a technology expo staffed with
 vendors who will demonstrate solutions to the challenges facing industry.
     Space is filling rapidly and only a limited number of registrations can be
 accepted.  For more information on attending or exhibiting at Environmental
 Summit '98, visit the Summit web site at http://www.ercweb.com/SUMMIT98;
 contact Brooke at 888-4ES-1998, ext. 223; e-mail: bramos@ercweb.com; or fax:

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