Public Papers

Nomination of Don R. Clay To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency


The President today announced his intention to nominate Don R. Clay to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, of the Environmental Protection Agency. He would succeed J. Winston Porter.

Since 1986 Mr. Clay has served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to this, he served as Director of the Office of Toxic Substances at the Environmental Protection Agency, 1981 - 1986; Deputy Associate Executive Director for Engineering Sciences at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1976 - 1981; Director of the Office of Program Planning and Evaluation at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1974 - 1976; and Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Planning and Evaluation at the Food and Drug Administration, 1972 - 1974. In addition, Mr. Clay served as a group leader for the Commission on the Organization of the Government of the District of Columbia (Nelson Commission), 1971 - 1972; executive vice president of Resource Allocation, Inc., 1970 - 1971; and program director of Research Management Corp., 1968 - 1970.

Mr. Clay graduated from Ohio State University (B.S., 1960; M.S., 1960). He was born June 26, 1937, in Washington Courthouse, OH. Mr. Clay served in the U.S. Army, 1961 - 1963. He is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD.