Jul 12, 2011

EPA Names New Director of Chesapeake Bay Program

Nicholas DiPasquale was appointed for his extensive environmental and regulatory experience

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selection of Nicholas DiPasquale of Harrington, Del., as the new director of EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program.

DiPasquale has extensive environmental and regulatory experience, having served as secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control from 1999 to 2002. He has also served as deputy secretary in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and as director of the Environmental Management Center for the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, Pa.

Most recently, DiPasquale has worked in the private sector serving as senior consultant with Duffield Associates in Wilmington, Del., providing services and advice to clients regarding regulatory issues, permitting and ecological restoration.

DiPasquale holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the State University of New York, and a master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Policy from Washington University in St. Louis. His appointment will be effective next month.

EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program coordinates activities and implements strategies for meeting the restoration goals of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which covers 64,000 sq miles across New York, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.