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RegNet Environmental Services

ROBERT J. FENSTERHEIM

Mr. Fensterheim is President of RegNet Environmental Services and has managed a broad range of environmental programs. His work on behalf of the chemical, petroleum, and water industries requires him to be knowledgeable about both current and proposed environmental legislation and regulations. As a consultant to private clients, public water agencies and industry trade associations, he has provided technical support in understanding the impact of regulations, prepared numerous comments on regulatory proceedings, reviewed and managed toxicology and other technical research projects, and routinely provides regulatory and technical advice to clients for developing cost-effective compliance options. Mr. Fensterheim serves as Executive Director of the Acrylamide Monomer Producers Association (AMPA), the Acrylonitrile Group (AN Group), the Alkylphenols & Ethoxylates Research Council (APE Research Council), the Chlorinated Paraffins Industry Association (CPIA), the Emulsion Polymers Council (EPC), the North American Polyelectrolyte Producers Association (NAPPA), the Phosphite Manufacturers Consortium (PMC), the SB Latex Council (SBLC) and the Vinyl Acetate Council (VAC).

Previously, Mr. Fensterheim served as Manager of Regulatory Affairs at the American Petroleum Institute (API). In that position, he had overall responsibility for coordinating the industry's regulatory and technical initiatives in the environmental area, with emphasis on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or "Superfund"), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (SARA Title III), and a variety of programs concerning surface, ground and drinking water.

Prior to API, Mr. Fensterheim served as the Program Administrator for Special Projects at the Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA), now known as the American Chemistry Council (ACC). In that position, he directed the chemical industry's program on Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), rubber additive chemicals, dioxins/furans, phosgene, and numerous other chemical categories. In this capacity he was instrumental in orchestrating a successful regulatory negotiation between diverse industrial groups and several environmental organizations. Before working with industry, Mr. Fensterheim worked on Capitol Hill and was a consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency and the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee.

From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Fensterheim served as an appointed member of the Gas Research Institute's (GRI) Research Coordinating Council. In this capacity, Mr. Fensterheim assisted GRI in developing short and long-range programs to address environmental matters of importance to the gas industry.

Mr. Fensterheim holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Yale University with special emphasis of environmental management. His undergraduate degree is a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland, College Park.