Schregardus Withdraws Nomination to EPA
Donald Schregardus, the Bush administration nominee for the EPA's top enforcement position, withdrew his name from consideration on September 17. Schregardus's nomination to be Assistant Administrator in charge of EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance had cleared the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in August but was sent back to the committee after release of an EPA report critical of his work enforcing clean air laws in Ohio. The critical EPA report was released at the urging of Senator Barbara Boxer D-CA. Senator James Jeffords, I-VT, called for a thorough investigation into the tenure of Schregardus during his time as director of Ohio EPA . Senator Jeffords said the investigation would take a long time which, prompted Schregardus to withdraw his name. In a letter to the President, Schregardus said he was withdrawing because his nomination "will not be considered in a timely manner."