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From: Debra Kramer (
Date: Thu Jun 13 1996 - 15:03:00 CDT

I am forwarding this from the SBO listserv.

From: Duncan C. Fowler
To: kramer
Subject: EPA Superfund Ombudsman
Date: Thursday, June 13, 1996 1:13PM

EPA Appoints Regional Superfund Ombudsman

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 11, 1996--The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency today announced the appointment of Ron Wilson as Regional Superfund
Ombudsman. The regional ombudsman will serve as a direct point of contact
for the public on Superfund concerns.

Regional Administrator John H. Hankinson, Jr. said, "This appointment
underscores the importance of the Agency's commitment to make the Superfund
program more responsive to communities surrounding hazardous waste sites."

The Regional Ombudsman will facilitate resolution of concerns that have not
been resolved between regional personnel and stakeholders -- people
interested or involved in processes relating to Superfund. One important
component of the new position is direct access to top-level regional
management to help resolve issues communicated to the regional office about
the cleanup of Superfund sites.

The Ombudsman also will serve as a repository for information related to
recurring Superfund concerns. To develop this repository function, the
Ombudsman will participate in a Regional Ombudsman workgroup and hold
national meetings and training sessions.

Creating the Superfund Regional Ombudsman is one of twenty Superfund
Administrative Reforms announced by the Agency on October 2, 1995, in an
effort to both streamline the Superfund process and to make the process
fairer and more efficient.

Persons with concerns or inquiries regarding Superfund sites in their
communities are encouraged to contact Ron Wilson at U.S. EPA Region IV, 345
Courtland Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30365, 404/347-3555, ext. 2009.

CONTACT: EPA Press Office, Atlanta

Carl Terry, 404/347-3555, ext. 6755

Debra Kramer
3333 W. Arthington
Chicago, IL 60624
312/265-8336 FAX

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