J. Charles Fox

Assistant Administrator for Water

 J. Charles Fox was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPS) on October 21, 1998.  As Assistant Administrator for Water, Mr. Fox is responsible for the national water quality management program, including implementation of the Presidentís Clean Water Action Plan and the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments.  Prior to serving as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, Mr. Fox served as the Associate Administrator for EPAís Office of Reinvention where he directed the Common Sense Initiative, Project XL, and other regulatory Reinvention efforts. 

 Mr. Fox has served as the Assistant Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).  Prior to joining the MDE, he served as the Chief of Staff to EPAís Office of Water and as a Special Assistant to the EPA Administrator.  Mr. Fox has held positions with a number of non-profit environmental organizations including American Rivers, Friends of the Earth, and the Environmental Policy Institute.  Mr. Fox holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Geography from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  He and his wife live in Annapolis, Maryland. 
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