Wednesday, June 3, 2020
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Stephanie Cooper, Deputy Commissioner, Policy & Planning
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
The class of chemicals known as PFAS have been used widely in manufacturing and consumer products – from foam used to fight fires to non-stick cookware. These ubiquitous chemicals present health risks to certain groups and PFAS contamination, particularly of drinking water, is a national issue. Here in Massachusetts, the state is taking a variety of actions to address PFAS, including developing protective regulations and offering statewide testing of drinking water. Tune into this webinar to learn more about the state’s approach for addressing PFAS in drinking water, wastewater, and soil and groundwater.
Stephanie Cooper, Deputy Commissioner, Policy & Planning, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Stephanie Cooper is Deputy Commissioner for Policy & Planning for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. In this role, she leads agency efforts pertaining to regulatory development and manages priority initiatives related to air, waste, and water. She joined the agency in 2015, serving as Chief of Staff prior to assuming her current role in December 2017. In previous positions serving the Commonwealth, she guided the state’s policies and investments relative to land protection, forestry and urban parks and helped manage the diverse responsibilities of the 450,000-acre forest and parks system.
Before coming to Massachusetts, Stephanie served the City of New York in a variety of roles, including Chief of Staff for Operations at the NYC Department of Transportation, and in the Mayor’s Office, where she was a liaison to transportation, environmental protection, and capital construction agencies. She holds a BA in political science from Middlebury College and a Master’s in public administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.
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