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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 13, 1995
     President Names Three Members to the Geologic Mapping Advisory

President Clinton has announced his intention to appoint Gerald T. Garvey Office of Science and Technology Policy representative; Courtney Riordan Environmental Protection Agency representative; and Reginal Spiller Department of Energy representative to the Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee.

Garvey presently serves as assistant director of the Physical Sciences and Engineering Science Division, within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Garvey also serves as a senior fellow at the Los Alamos Meson Physical Facility. He is the former Director of the Los Alamos Meson Physics Laboratory (LAMPF) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Prior to joining the LANL, Garvey was a full professor at both the University of Chicago and Princeton University and director of the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory. Garvey received his Ph.D. from Yale, and his B.S. from Fairfield University.

Riordan presently serves as director of both the Office of Environmental Processes and Effects Research and the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Riordan has held a number of positions within the agency since joining EPA in 1971. Riordan earned a Ph.D. from Cornell University, a J.D. from George Washington University, and a B.S. in civil engineering from Northeastern University.

Spiller presently serves as deputy assistant secretary for gas and petroleum technologies at the United States Department of Energy, where he oversees the development and demonstration of advanced technologies for natural gas and petroleum exploration, production, and delivery. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Spiller was the international exploration manager for Maxus Energy Corp., where he identified projects for oil and gas exploration and production in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Spiller holds a M.S. in Hydro-Geology from Penn State and a B.S. in Geology from the State University of New York.

In their capacity as representatives to the Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee, they will review and critique the draft geological mapping program implementation plan prepared by the director of the United States Geological Survey, review the scientific progress of the geological mapping program, and submit an annual report to the secretary of the interior evaluating the progress of federal and state mapping activities.