Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Michael Shapiro joined the Office of Water as the Deputy Assistant Administrator in November 2002.
Prior to that, he was the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER).
has been in that position since February 1997, with a brief nine months as Acting Assistant Administrator during the transition between Administrations.
Before that Mr. Shapiro was the Director of the Office of Solid Waste, where he had served since November 1993.
Prior to that, Mr. Shapiro served first as Deputy Assistant Administrator and then as Acting Assistant Administrator in EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, where he directed implementation of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.
From 1980 to 1989, Mr. Shapiro held a variety of positions in the Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, where one of his responsibilities was developing EPA's Toxic Release Inventory.
Mr. Shapiro has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Harvard.
He has also taught in the public policy program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.