Alexeeff named as Director of OEHHA

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, March 30, 2012 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On March 21, Governor Jerry Brown appointed George Alexeeff, 57, of Walnut Creek, director of the Office of Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) at the California Environmental Protection Agency.  OEHHA is manned by over 80 scientists evaluating the health impacts of air, water soil and other media pollutants.  OEHHA’s mission is stated as: “Protect and enhance public health and the environment by scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances.”  OEHHA is responsible for Proposition 65 implementation and has played a role in the development of a Toxic Information Clearinghouse for Green Chemistry.

Alexeeff has been functioning as the Acting Director since January 2010.  He has worked at the department since 1988, serving as Chief of the Air Toxics Unit from 1988 to 1990, Chief of the Air Toxicology and Epidemiology Branch from 1990 to 1998, and as Deputy Director since 1998.  Alexeeff, a Democrat, earned a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of California, Davis. The OEHHA Director’s position requires Senate confirmation.

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