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Environmental Protection Agency Nomination of Stephen J. Gage To Be an Assistant Administrator.

November 07, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Stephen J. Gage, of Bethesda, Md, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He would replace Wilson K. Talley, resigned, and his area of responsibility would be research and development.

Gage was born September 27, 1940, in Palisade, Nebr. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska in 1962 and an M.S. (1964) and Ph.D. (1966) from Purdue University in nuclear engineering.

In 1965 Gage joined the faculty of the mechanical engineering department of the University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor. In 1966 he became director of the university's nuclear reactor laboratory. He was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 1970.

From 1971 to 1973, Gage served in the National Resources Group of the White House Office of Science and Technology as a White House Fellow. He specialized in energy resources, energy conversion technology, and environmental effects of energy resource extraction, conversion, and use.

Gage then served as senior staff member for energy programs at the Council on Environmental Quality. From 1972 to 1973, he was a member of the Council's Federal Impact Evaluation Staff.

Gage joined EPA in 1974 as the Acting Director of the Office of Energy Research. Since 1975 he has been Deputy Assistant Administrator for Energy, Minerals, and Industry, in the Office of Research and Development at EPA. In this position he has been responsible for the planning and management of a comprehensive research and development program for the assessment of the environmental impacts of energy, minerals, and industrial operations.

Jimmy Carter, Environmental Protection Agency Nomination of Stephen J. Gage To Be an Assistant Administrator. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242567

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