THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES V. AIDALA TO SERVE AS ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR PREVENTION, PESTICIDES, AND TOXIC SUBSTANCES AT THE
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
The President announced today his intent to nominate James V. Aidala, to serve as Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Mr. James V. Aidala, of Alexandria, Virginia, has been serving as Associate Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances at EPA since 1993. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Aidala worked on the Subcommittee on Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources in the U.S. House of Representatives where he was in charge of oversight of EPA implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Aidala was the Director of Policy Development at the Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture. From 1983 to 1991, Mr. Aidala was a Specialist in Environmental Policy for the U.S. Library of Congress. From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Aidala was a Professional Staff Member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Government Affairs, Subcommittee on Energy. From 1979 to 1981, Mr. Aidala was a Program Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Pesticides and Toxic Substances at EPA.
Mr. Aidala received his B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Brown University.
The Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances at the Environmental Protection Agency serves as the principal advisor to the Administrator in matters pertaining to pollution prevention, pesticides and toxic substances. In addition, the Assistant Administrator has responsibility for establishing EPA strategies for implementation and integration of the pollution prevention, pesticides and the toxic substances programs under applicable Federal statutes; developing and operating EPA programs and policies for assessment and control of pesticides and toxic substances as well as recommending policies and developing programs for implementing the Pollution Prevention Act, developing recommendations for EPA priorities for research and developing scientific, technical, economic, and social data basis for the conduct of hazard assessments and evaluations in support of pollution prevention, pesticides and toxic substances activities.