The BMP Verification Transparency Subgroup was convened by the BMP Verification Committee at its February 21, 2013 meeting in response to a request from the CBP Partnership’s Agriculture Workgroup. The Transparency Subgroup was charged by the BMP Verification Committee with developing recommendations for how to address the issue of ensuring transparency in the context of the agricultural verification protocols and reporting back to the Agricultural Workgroup its recommendations for addressing transparency.
Rebecca W. Hanmer is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Citizens Advisory Committee. She retired in 2007 after a four decade government career that included over 30 years in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At EPA, she held a number of senior positions, including Director of EPA’s Office of Federal Activities; Deputy Regional Administrator in Region I (Boston); Regional Administrator in Region IV (Atlanta); Director, HQ Office of Water Enforcement and Permits; Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water and Acting Assistant Administrator for Water; Acting Regional Administrator in Region VIII (Denver); Water Protection Division Director in Region III (Philadelphia) and Director, Chesapeake Bay Program Office (2002-2007). She has administered Clean Water Act programs at both policy and operational levels, including water quality standards and the NPDES permit program.
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