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Jane A. Hedges - EMAB Board Member

Jane A. Hedges is the Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) Nuclear Waste Program. In her role with Ecology, Ms Hedges is responsible for managing a program of 70 staff that oversees the cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Facility in Eastern Washington, regulates other facilities which store, handle or dispose of mixed hazardous and radioactive waste, and supervises the State’s program that performs the administrative activities of the Northwest Compact for commercial low-level radioactive waste disposal. Prior to assuming the Program Manager position for Ecology, Ms. Hedges was the manager for regulatory oversight of Hanford’s high-level tank waste storage and environmental restoration projects.

Before joining Ecology, Ms Hedges was a partner in an environmental consulting that provided regulatory assistance and development to state and local government agencies on a variety of issues ranging from water supply and water quality to solid and hazardous waste management. She also worked for over 20 years for a number of local governments with progressive responsibilities for environmental, regulatory, and technical assistance programs.

Ms. Hedges currently serves as the technical representative for the State of Washington on the National Governors Association’s Federal Facilities Task Force and the State and Tribal Government Working Group, and is the State of Washington’s designated official to the Hanford Advisory Board. She has a B.S. in Bacteriology and Public Health from Washington State University and has completed the Evans School Public Leadership Program at the University of W ashington.

Ms. Hedges has been appointed to serve on EMAB to represent the views of the Washington State Department of Ecology and the National Governors Association’s Federal Facilities Task Force.