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: firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax: 919-469-4137.
SOURCE Environmental Resource Center