Dale J. Carpenter Chief, Sustainable Materials Management SectionEPA, Region 2Mr. Carpenter is a graduate of Binghamton University, with a degree in Environmental Science and Geology. Dale has worked in various capacities in the environmental arena, in both the public and private sectors for over 30 years. For the past 26 years, Dale has been with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 office located in New York City. During the course of his 26 year tenure at the USEPA, Dale has served in a number of different positions within the Agency including the Superfund, RCRA subtitle C and RCRA subtitle D programs. Mr. Carpenter started in the USEPA’s Superfund program in 1990 as a Project Manager, overseeing the clean-up of hazardous waste sites. Since then, he has gone on to work as a Project Manager in the RCRA subtitle C (permitting and corrective action) program; a Supervisor in the RCRA subtitle C program and; a Supervisor in the RCRA subtitle D (solid waste) program. In his current role, Dale supervises a group of dedicated engineers and scientist involved in the oversight of State solid waste management programs, assistance with solid waste management in Indian Nations, development and implementation of USEPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Programs, and implementation of the USEPA’s community-based sustainability programs. Mr. Carpenter has served as an Agency representative at the United Nations, the 9/11 response operations, various intergovernmental organizations, and conferences. Within the Agency, Dale has served as the co-lead for the National Sustainable Food Management program and serves as Region 2’s representative for the Sustainable Materials Management Executive Forum.