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The Executive Section of the Office of General Counsel provides contracts, personnel counsel and administrative law counsel.

Frederick L. Aschauer, Jr. , General Counsel
Robert A. Williams, Chief Deputy General Counsel
Shayna Acree, Administrative Assistant


Agency Clerk

The Agency Clerk is responsible for keeping records all official legal documents received by the Department of Environmental Protection including petitions and orders.

Lea Crandall, Agency Clerk



The Litigation Section of the Office of General Counsel represents the Department’s regulatory and proprietary programs in all administrative and judicial actions.

Jeff Brown, Deputy General Counsel
Fawn Brown, Administrative Assistant


Program (Regulatory and Proprietary)

The Program Section of the Office of General Counsel is program counsel for all of the Department’s regulatory and proprietary programs. It provides legal advice to the Division of Air Resource Management, Division of Waste Management, Division of Water Resource Management, Division of Environmental Assessment & Restoration, the Office of Water Policy, and the Department’s six regulatory districts concerning program issues. The Program Section also serves as counsel to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, the Divisions of State Lands, Recreation and Parks and the Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas. The attorneys handle closings and closing audits for state land acquisitions. They also review leases, easements and other land use agreements for submerged lands and state owned uplands. The section also serves as the Environmental Regulation Commission Liaison.

Justin Wolfe, Deputy General Counsel
Yolanda Richardson, Administrative Assistant



Last updated: May 05, 2016

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