G. Tracy Mehan III is a principal in the Environmental Science & Policy Division and an expert in the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Clean Water Act (CWA). He joined Cadmus in 2004 after a distinguished career in government. As the assistant administrator for water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2001 to 2003, Mr. Mehan directed the SDWA and CWA programs, including permitting, wetlands regulation, and standards. He developed new policies and guidance on watershed-based permitting and water quality trading. And he expanded ambient water quality monitoring and innovative approaches to address the shortfall in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure investments.
Mr. Mehan was director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes from 1993 to 2001 and director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources from 1989 to 1992. He served briefly as associate deputy administrator of EPA in 1992. Mr. Mehan contributes to a variety of professional and general interest publications, and he frequently makes presentations on environmental issues.
G. Tracy Mehan is a graduate of Saint Louis University and its law school. He is an adjunct professor in environmental law at George Mason University School of Law, a member of the Water Environment Federation and the Environmental Law Institute, and a former member of the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academies’ National Research Council. Mr. Mehan received the 2004 Environment Award from the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies and the 2003 Elizabeth Jester Fellows Environmental Partnership Award from the Association of State & Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators.