HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer announced today that Marcus Kohl, director of DEP's Office of Program Integration, has been named regional director of the agency's North-central office effective July 2.
"Marcus has been tested under fire on some of the most critical and complex projects we have had since I have been here," Krancer said. "He has proven his mettle as a facilitator and he has produced results. He has earned respect both inside and outside DEP, and I know that he will be a stellar leader for our North-central regional office."
Kohl joined DEP in 2002 as an environmental advocate for the south-central regional office, serving as a liaison between the regulated community, citizens and the agency to ensure the public interest was at the forefront in regional permitting decisions. In 2006, he joined the Office of Water Management and assisted with coordinating the drafting and enforcement of regulations protecting the state's water resources. Kohl served in that capacity until 2011, when he joined the Office of Programs, where he led efforts to improve consistency during oil and gas inspections for the three DEP regional offices tasked with overseeing the industry. The Office of Program Integration works to ensure regulatory consistency and uniformity across the state.
Kohl earned a bachelor's degree in speech and communication from Millersville University.
The director of DEP's North-central regional office is based in Williamsport and manages the Waste Management, Air Quality, Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields, Clean Water, Safe Drinking Water, Waterways and Wetlands and Emergency Response programs for Bradford, Centre, Clearfield, Cameron, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection