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About the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)

What We Do

Using sound science as a compass, OCSPP’s mission is to protect you, your family, and the environment from potential risks from pesticides and toxic chemicals. Through innovative partnerships and collaboration, we also work to prevent pollution before it begins. This reduces waste, saves energy and natural resources, and leaves our homes, schools and workplaces cleaner and safer. OCSPP implements the

Documents related to our mission:

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Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator
Louise P. Wise, Deputy Assistant Administrator
Oscar Morales, Associate Assistant Administrator for Management
Matt Bogoshian, Senior Policy Counsel
The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention includes:

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Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP)

What We Do

OPP regulates the manufacture and use of all pesticides (including insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, disinfectants, sanitizers and more) in the United States and establishes maximum levels for pesticide residues in food, thereby safeguarding the nation's food supply. EPA has expanded public access to information about risk assessment and risk management actions to help increase transparency of decision making and facilitate consultation with the public and affected stakeholders.

In addition to our regulatory functions, we provide information and coordinate with partners and stakeholders on issues ranging from worker protection to misuse of pesticides. We participate in a variety of partnerships related to pesticide use, including the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, a voluntary private and public partnership dedicated to reducing pesticide use and risk, and Integrated Pest Management in Schools.

OPP implements:

Learn more about our pesticides program, including general information on pesticides, how to control pests, health and safety issues (including poison prevention), environmental effects, and pesticide regulations.

Programs and projects managed by the Office of Pesticide Programs

Mail code: 7501P | EPA mailing addresses

OPP Organization

Jack Housenger, Director
  • Phone: 703-305-7090
Marty Monell, Deputy Director for Management
  • Phone: 703-305-7090
William Jordan, Deputy Office Director For Programs
  • Phone: 703-305-1049
Biological and Economic Analysis Division

Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division

Health Effects Division

Field and External Affairs Division

Antimicrobials Division

Information Technology and Resources Management Division

Environmental Fate and Effects Division

Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division

Registration Division

Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT)

What We Do

OPPT manages programs under the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Pollution Prevention Act. Under these laws, EPA evaluates new and existing chemicals and their risks, and finds ways to prevent or reduce pollution before it gets into the environment. We also manage a variety of environmental stewardship programs that encourage companies to reduce and prevent pollution. OPPT implements the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Pollution Prevention Act.

Information on chemicals and their regulation under TSCA, ways to prevent and reduce pollution, and on safer chemicals and their use.

Programs and projects managed by the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

Mail code: 7401M | EPA mailing addresses


OPPT Organization

Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Director
  • Phone: (202) 564-3810
Barbara Cunningham, Deputy Director for Management and Pollution Prevention
  • Phone: (202) 564-3810
Jeffrey Morris, Deputy Director for Programs
  • Phone: (202) 564-6756

Chemical Control Division

  • Maria Doa, Director
    • Phone: (202) 564-0104

Chemistry, Economics and Sustainable Strategies Division

  • David Widawsky, Director
    • Phone: (202) 566-2215

Environmental Assistance Division

  • Felecia Fort, Acting Director
    • Phone: (202) 564-6239

Information Management Division

  • Pamela Myrick, Acting Director
    • Phone: (202) 564-9838

National Program Chemicals Division

  • Tanya Mottley, Director
    • Phone: (202) 564-3152

Risk Assessment Division

  • Tala Henry, Director
    • Phone: (202) 564-2959

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Office of Science Coordination and Policy (OSCP)

What We Do

OSCP provides coordination, leadership, peer review, and synthesis of science and science policy within OCSPP. We aim to assure sound scientific decisions are made regarding safe pesticide and chemical management through the leadership of the Scientific Advisory Panel. We also coordinate emerging exposure and hazard assessment topics such as endocrine disruptors.

Programs and projects managed by the Office of Science Coordination and Policy

Mail code: 7201M | EPA mailing addresses

OSCP Organization

David J. Dix, Ph.D., Director
  • Phone: 202-564-8430
Inza Graves, Deputy Director
  • Phone: 202-564-8454
The Office of Science Coordination and Policy includes:

Exposure Assessment Coordination and Policy Division (includes the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program)

  • Jane Robbins, Acting Director
    • Phone: 202-564-6625

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