Acting Secretary of the Environment, February 10 to May 12, 2003. Chair, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2003. Co-Chair, Interagency Nutrient Reduction Oversight Committee, 2003. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2003; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay, 2003; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2003; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2003; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2003; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2003; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2003; Governor's Pesticide Council, 2003; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2003; Maryland Security Council, 2003; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2003; Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 2003. Member, Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, 2003; Ozone Transport Commission, 2003.
Lynn Y. Buhl, Acting Secretary of the Environment, February 2003. Photo by Richard Lippenholz.
Deputy Secretary, Department of Natural Resources, August 2004 to January 31, 2006. Resigned January 31, 2006.
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 2006-08, and Regional Administrator, Region V, 2008-09, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Senior Policy Advisor, 2015, and Director, Water Management Administration, 2015-, Department of the Environment. Member, Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee, 2016-; Steering Committee, 2016-, and Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership, 2016-, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
Special Projects Coordinator, U.S. Representative Bob McEwen, 6th Congressional District, Ohio, 1982-84. Attorney Advisor, 1985-86, and Assistant Regional Counsel, Region 5, 1986-87, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Director, Southeast Offices, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 1999-2003.
Born in Missouri, March 5, 1955. University of Virginia, B.A. (American government), 1977; Wake Forest University, J.D., 1981. Senior staff counsel for environmental legal affairs, Chrysler Corporation, 1988-99. Board of Directors, South River Federation, 2012-. Married.
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