Gov. Appoints Lloyd Secretary of CalEPA

By Loretta Macktal, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Dec. 17, 2004 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In a move cheered by environmentalists, on December 16th, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the appointment of Alan C. Lloyd (D) as secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $131,412. Lloyd is a Democrat.

Lloyd has over 25 years of experience with environmental issues. He has served as chairman of the California Air Resources Board since 1999. Prior to joining the Board, Lloyd was executive director of the Energy and Environmental Center at the Desert Research Institute. From 1988 to 1995, he served as chief scientist for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Prior to that, Lloyd served in many positions at Environmental Research and Technology, Inc. (now ENSR), starting as senior staff scientist in 1976, moving to manager of the Environmental Modeling Section of the Environmental Analysis Division, then becoming deputy manager of the Environmental Analysis Division before serving his last four years with the company as manager of the Air Quality Division for the Western region. Lloyd's professional experience also includes six years as assistant director and assistant research chemist for the Department of Chemistry at the Statewide Air Pollution Research Center.

Lloyd is an active member of the environmental community through his service as a member of the Air and Waste Management Association and on numerous boards and committees, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Technical Advisory Panel and the National Research Council Transportation Research Boards' Committee on Alternative Transportation. He has also authored numerous publications and papers. In 2002, he was the recipient of the Canadian Hydrogen Association Medal of Recognition for Outstanding Services for the Advancement of Hydrogen Energy and Hydrogen Economy in North America.

Lloyd, 62, of Sacramento, earned a Ph.D. in gas kinetics and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

CMTA looks forward to working with Dr. Lloyd to develop cost-effective environmental policies based on sound science with regard to California's economy.
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