Deborah Nagle

Director, Office of Science and Technology, Environmental Protection Agency

Deborah G. Nagle has worked in various positions within Water Programs at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 1989. Currently, Mrs. Nagle is director of the Office of Science and Technology (OST). In this position she leads a team that develops risk-based water quality criteria as well as standards for toxins, nutrients and pathogens. She is also responsible for developing national technology-based performance standards to address water pollution from industry.

Prior to coming to OST, Mrs. Nagle served as director of the Water Permits Division within the Office of Wastewater Management (OWM) where she was responsible for implementing key components in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program under the Clean Water Act. She oversaw the development of national policy, regulations and training material for such areas as municipal storm water, utility discharges associated with combined sewers and separate sanitary sewers, mining operations and steam electric operations.

Mrs. Nagle worked for seven years with the US Army Corps of Engineers. She is a 1982 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point with a degree in engineering