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About the Environmental Appeals Board


Environmental Appeals Judges, Board Counsel and Staff

The EAB currently consists of four 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 Randolph L. Hill served most recently as Acting Director and Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management. Prior to joining the Office of Water, he served as Deputy Director of EPA's Office of Civil Enforcement, Assistant General Counsel in the Water Law Office of the Office of General Counsel, and a number of other management and legal positions at EPA. He has taught environmental law courses at Tulane University School of Law and the Vermont Law School.

Judge Catherine R. McCabe served as Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. Before joining EPA she served for 22 years in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, including as Deputy Chief of the Environmental Enforcement Section. She previously served as a New York State Assistant Attorney General, and engaged in private law practice in New York City.

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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