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About the Environmental Appeals Board


Environmental Appeals Judges, Board Counsel and Staff

The EAB currently consists of two Environmental Appeals Judges appointed by the Administrator:


Judge Leslye M. Fraser served as Associate General Counsel of the Pesticides and Toxic Substances Law Office within EPA’s Office of General Counsel. She also previously served as the Director of the Office of Regulations, Policy and Social Sciences within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, engaged in private law practice in Los Angeles and Washington, DC., and was a research engineer and project manager at a leading aerospace company.

Judge Kathie A. Stein served as Director of EPA's RCRA and Air Enforcement divisions within the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and as Acting Regional Counsel for EPA Region III. Before joining EPA, she held positions with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Maryland Attorney General's Office, and engaged in the private practice of law.

Counsel to the Board: Currently eight experienced attorneys serve as counsel to the Board: Nivea Berrios, Jonathan J. Fleuchaus, Susan E. Gardinier, David R. Heckler, Suzanne Krolikowski, Ammie Roseman-Orr, Michelle A. Wenisch, and Stephanie Yu.  Counsel assist the Board in reviewing the administrative record, analyzing applicable law and Agency policy, and preparing formal written opinions.  They are available to answer questions from litigants and the general public about the appeals process.

Administrative Staff:  Clerk of the Board, Eurika Durr; Secretary, Annette Duncan.

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