Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency of the
United States
Environmental Protection Agency logo.svg
Andrew Wheeler official photo.jpg
Incumbent
Andrew R. Wheeler
(Acting)

since July 9, 2018
Inaugural holderWilliam Ruckelshaus
Websitewww.epa.gov

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is the head of the United States federal government's Environmental Protection Agency. It is responsible for enforcing the nation's Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, as well as many other environmental statutes.

The current Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is Andrew R. Wheeler, who succeeded administrator Scott Pruitt, on July 6, 2018.

How are they nominated?[change | change source]

The Administrator is nominated by the President of the United States and must be confirmed by a vote of the Senate. The office of Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1970 in legislation that created the Environmental Protection Agency.

List of Administrators[change | change source]

Officeholder Term President
William Ruckelshaus.jpg Ruckelshaus, WilliamWilliam Ruckelshaus December 4, 1970 – April 30, 1973 Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
No image.svg Fri, RobertRobert Fri
Acting
April 30, 1973 – September 12, 1973
Russell train.gif Train, Russell E.Russell E. Train September 12, 1973 – January 20, 1977
Ford, GeraldGerald Ford
No image.svg Quarles Jr., JohnJohn Quarles Jr.
Acting
January 21, 1977 – March 6, 1977 Carter, JimmyJimmy Carter
Doug M. Costle official EPA portrait.jpg Costle, Douglas M.Douglas M. Costle March 7, 1977 – January 20, 1981
No image.svg Jellinek, SteveSteve Jellinek
Acting
January 21, 1981 – January 25, 1981 Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan
No image.svg Barber Jr., WalterWalter Barber Jr.
Acting
January 25, 1981 – May 19, 1981
Anne M. Gorsuch 1982b.jpg Gorsuch Burford, AnneAnne Gorsuch Burford May 20, 1981 – March 9, 1983
William Ruckelshaus.jpg Ruckelshaus, WilliamWilliam Ruckelshaus May 18, 1983 – January 4, 1985
Lee m thomas 2008.jpg Thomas, Lee M.Lee M. Thomas February 8, 1985 – January 20, 1989
William K. Reilly official EPA portrait.jpg Reilly, William K.William K. Reilly February 6, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush
CarolBrownerCirca1996.jpg Browner, CarolCarol Browner January 23, 1993 – January 20, 2001 Clinton, BillBill Clinton
WhitmanChristineTodd.jpg Whitman, Christine ToddChristine Todd Whitman January 31, 2001 – June 27, 2003 Bush, George W.George W. Bush
No image.svg Horinko, Marianne LamontMarianne Lamont Horinko
Acting
July 14, 2003 – November 5, 2003
Mike Leavitt.jpg Leavitt, MikeMike Leavitt November 6, 2003 – January 26, 2005
Stephen L. Johnson, official 2006 EPA photo.jpg Johnson, Stephen L.Stephen L. Johnson January 26, 2005 – January 20, 2009
Lisa P. Jackson official portrait.jpg Jackson, Lisa P.Lisa P. Jackson January 23, 2009 – February 15, 2013 Obama, BarackBarack Obama
EPA Deputy Admin Bob Perciasepe.jpg Perciasepe, BobBob Perciasepe
Acting
February 15, 2013 – July 18, 2013
Gina McCarthy official portrait.jpg McCarthy, GinaGina McCarthy July 18, 2013 – January 20, 2017
Catherine McCabe.jpg McCabe, CatherineCatherine McCabe
Acting
January 20, 2017 – February 17, 2017 Trump, DonaldDonald Trump
Scott Pruitt official portrait (cropped).jpg Pruitt, ScottScott Pruitt February 17, 2017 – July 6, 2018
Andrew Wheeler official photo.jpg Wheeler, Andrew R.Andrew R. Wheeler
Acting
July 9, 2018Present

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