THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES TIMOTHY FIELDS, JR. AS ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR SOLID WASTE AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY The President today announced the nomination of Timothy Fields, Jr.
to serve as Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Mr. Timothy Fields, Jr., of Great Falls, Virginia, has served in a variety of other positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the past 26 years. Since 1994, he has served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) where he was responsible for many of the departmental programs, including the National Oversight and Management of the Superfund, Hazardous and Solid Waste Management, Brownfields Redevelopment, and Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Programs. From 1992 to 1994, he was the Director of EPA's Superfund Revitalization Office. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Fields was Deputy Director of EPA's Office of Emergency and Remedial Response. From 1986 to 1990, he was the Director of the Emergency Response Division and from 1984 to 1986, he served as the Deputy Director of the Hazardous Site Control Division. Mr. Fields has also, in the course of his career at EPA, held a variety of supervisory and staff positions in the Office of Mobile Sources and the Office of Solid Waste. In 1993, he received the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executive Service, and in 1989, and 1996, he received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive Service.
Mr. Fields received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and an M.S. in Operations Research from George Washington University.
The Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste oversees all of EPA's major waste programs, including the Superfund Program. The Assistant Administrator is responsible for development of appropriate solid waste standards and regulations, program and policy guidance and overview, and technical support and evaluation of regional solid waste and emergency response activities.