Deputy Director, Office of Brownfields/Land Revitalization, U.S. EPA
Patricia Overmeyer is the Deputy Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR). Ms. Overmeyer has worked in U.S. EPA’s Brownfields Program since January of 2002 and was instrumental in developing the program’s core program policies and priorities since its inception. Previously, Ms. Overmeyer served as OBLR’s Team Leader for the Brownfields Policy, Research and Outreach Team, which coordinates brownfields and land revitalization research, partnerships, policy development and communications. Ms. Overmeyer coordinates EPA’s biannual National Brownfields Training Conference.
Ms. Overmeyer oversaw the implementation of EPA’s regulations governing required standards and practices for conducting environmental site assessments or “All Appropriate Inquiries,” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). She served as EPA’s Designated Federal Official for the Agency’s Federal Advisory Committee that was tasked with developing the All Appropriate Inquiries regulation. Prior to her tenure with the Brownfields Program, Ms. Overmeyer worked in U.S. EPA’s Hazardous Waste Identification Division where she was responsible for the development of regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.