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Richard Mach
Richard Mach

US Navy

Mr. Richard G. Mach Jr. is the Director of Environmental Compliance and Restoration Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment) and has over 28 years of environmental experience working for the Navy. He has held this position since April 2006, acting as a principal policy advisor for the Navy and Marine Corps on environmental programs, including compliance with environmental laws and regulations, cleanup of contaminated sites, and programs for pollution prevention and sustainability.

Richard began his Federal Civil Service for the Navy in 1992 as a remedial project manager in charge of cleanup and compliance projects for various Navy bases in southern California. He then became the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Environmental Coordinator (BEC) for Hunters Point Shipyard overseeing cleanup program at the base to support transfer to the City of San Francisco. Mr. Mach next became the Cleanup Program and Munitions Response Program Manager for NAVFAC Headquarters developing and implementing improved environmental policy, guidance, and strategies to optimize the Navy’s cleanup program and implement better technologies Navy-wide. After four successful years in this position, Mr. Mach was selected for his current position.

Richard holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering degree from Villanova University and a Master’s in Public Administration from American University.

Panel Discussion: Effectiveness and Environmental Safety of AFFF Replacements


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