[photo, Merrylin Zaw-Mon, Maryland Acting Secretary of the Environment] MERRYLIN ZAW-MON
Acting Secretary of the Environment, 2002

Acting Secretary of the Environment, April 29, 2002 to September 9, 2002. Deputy Secretary of the Environment, 2001-03.

Deputy Director, Water Management Administration, Department of the Environment, 1989-92. Director, Air and Radiation Management Administration, Department of the Environment, 1992-99.

Director, Transportation and Regional Programs Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000. Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2001. Member, Federal Advisory Committee for Clean Air Act.

Chair, Task Force on the Environmental Effects of Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE), 2000-01. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2002; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay, 2002; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2002. Chair, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2002. Member, Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2002; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2002; Maryland Green Buildings Council, 2002; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2002; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2002. Co-Chair, Interagency Nutrient Reduction Oversight Committee, 2002. Member, Governor's Pesticide Council, 2002; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2002; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2002; Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 2002. Member, Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, 2002; Ozone Transport Commission, 2002 (chair, mobile source committee); Ozone Transport Assessment Group (chair, strategies group).

Born June 16, 1947. Rangoon Institute of Technology, B.S. (chemical engineering); School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, M.S. (environmental health engineering), 1971; John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1984. President, State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators Association, 1998. Board of Directors, Center for Clean Air Policy.

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