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National Environmental Policy Act in EPA Region 3

EPA's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) office in Region 3 serves Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) in Region 3

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NEPA Region 3 Special Topics

Mountaintop Mining

Mountaintop coal mining is a surface mining practice involving the removal of mountaintops to expose coal seams, and disposing of the associated mining overburden in adjacent valleys. EPA, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining and Fish & Wildlife Service, and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, prepared an environmental impact statement looking at the impacts of mountaintop mining and valley fills.

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Region 3 EPA NEPA Contacts:

Name Title Phone Number Email
Samantha Beers Director, Office of Communities, Tribes & Environmental Assessment (215) 814-2717
Stepan Nevshehirlian NEPA Program Manager (215) 814-3402
Barbara Rudnick


(215) 814-3322
Barbara Okorn NEPA Reviewer
NEPA Specialty Topic: Transportation-Virginia and West Virginia, Endangered Species Act, Land Management

(215) 814-3330
Carrie Traver NEPA Reviewer
NEPA Specialty Topic: Federal Facilities, GSA, Corps, NASA, energy

(215) 814-2795
Brian Hamilton NEPA Reviewer
NEPA Specialty Topic: Tribal Affairs, Energy

(215) 814-5497
Richard Paiste NEPA Reviewer
NEPA Specialty Topic: Public Health

(215) 814-5739
Matthew Lee NEPA Reviewer
NEPA Specialty Topic: Environmental Justice
(215) 814-2917
Tom Mullen Region 3's NEPA Team IT and Database Management

(215) 814-2779

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