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Sylvia Quast is the EPA's Regional Counsel in San Francisco, where she leads a 72-member office responsible for the enforcement of the federal environmental laws in California, Arizona, Nevada, and the Pacific Islands. Before that, she was the Executive Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of California U.S. Attorney’s Office. From 2005-2008, Ms. Quast was an attorney in private practice in Sacramento, where she served as finance coordinator for a $5.4 billion conservation bond campaign and helped develop the long-term restoration plan for the San Francisco Bay Salt Pond project. Prior to 2005, Ms. Quast was with the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division in Washington, D.C., where she litigated cases in the Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeal, and the district courts. She also prepared Department officials for Congressional hearings, press conferences, and other public presentations and appearances.
Ms. Quast discussed recent office accomplishments, updates on agency priorities and her office’s goals for the upcoming months.