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Frank Marcinowski - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste Management, Office of Environmental Management

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Frank Marcinowski has more than 23 years experience ensuring the safe use, management and oversight of radioactive and nuclear materials.  He has extensive expertise in environmental policy development and governmental affairs on a national, regional and local level.  He joined the Department of Energy (DOE) in 2004 and currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste Management for the Department’s Environmental Management (EM) Program.  In this leadership role, his mission is to perform program management functions to identify and advance strategies to plan and optimize EM waste management projects and processes; to ensure optimized management and disposition of excess material inventories; and to ensure safe and efficient packaging and transportation systems necessary to achieve waste and materials disposition EM-wide.  He is also responsible for developing policy and guidance and provides advice on matters related to planning and execution of waste management strategies, certain materials disposition efforts, and radioactive waste and materials packaging and transportation.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Marcinowski served as the Acting Chief Business Officer and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory and Technical Support.  He was responsible for strategic planning, financial management, enterprise architecture, human capital and contract management for a $6 billion public sector enterprise, responsible for cleaning up the radioactive legacy from the Cold War.  Mr. Marcinowski was instrumental in resolving legal disputes as one of the lead negotiators on regulatory agreements for cleanup of several major DOE sites. He also developed policy and supported implementation of EM’s waste transportation and disposition activities in the field, and served as the primary interface with stakeholder groups both within and outside the Department.  Mr. Marcinowski served as Vice President of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management.

Prior to coming to DOE, Mr. Marcinowski was Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Radiation Protection Division.  During his tenure, he successfully certified the nation’s first deep geologic disposal facility for transuranic waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).  He was subsequently responsible for regulating WIPP, and developing national health and environmental regulations and policies for radioactive waste management, site clean-up, emergency response, and a variety of other radiation issues

Mr. Marcinowski has a bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology from Thomas Jefferson University, and a Master of Science degree in radiological health from the University of Michigan where he was a DOE Fellow in both health physics and radioactive waste management.