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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 4, 2005

Personnel Announcement

March 4, 2005

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate Stephen L. Johnson, of Maryland, to be Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Johnson currently serves as Acting Administrator of the EPA. Prior to becoming the Acting Administrator, he served as the Deputy Administrator.

Mr. Johnson has been a part of the EPA for 24 years. He was Assistant Administrator of the Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances. He also served as Deputy Director of the Office of Pesticide Programs. Prior to joining EPA, Mr. Johnson served as Deputy of Operations at Hazelton Laboratories Corporation and Litton Bionetics, Inc.

In 2001, Mr. Johnson received the Presidential Rank Award, which is the highest award that can be given to a civilian federal employee. He received his bachelor's degree from Taylor University and his master's degree from The George Washington University.

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