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The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael R. Deland to be a member of the Council on Environmental Quality. He would succeed A. Alan Hill. Upon confirmation he will be designated Chairman.
Since 1983 Mr. Deland has been Regional Administrator for Region I of the Environmental Protection Agency in New England. Prior to this he was an environmental counsel and consultant with Environmental Research and Technology, Inc., 1976 - 1983. From 1971 to 1976, he served in several capacities for the Environmental Protection Agency in New England, including chief of the enforcement branch for Region I, 1973 - 1976; chief for the legal review section, 1972 - 1973; and as an attorney, 1971 - 1972. Mr. Deland has also served as a staff assistant and legal counsel to the president of the University of Massachusetts, 1971.
Mr. Deland graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1963) and Boston College Law School (J.D., 1969). He served in the U.S. Navy, 1963 - 1965. He is married, has two children, and resides in Boston, MA.