Vance S. Fong, P.E. is the Manager of the Environmental Indicator program at the Pacific Southwest Regional Office (Region 9) in San Francisco, CA. EPA's Region 9 office works to protect public health and the environment in the southwestern United States (Arizona, California, Nevada, and Hawaii). EPA Region 9 also works with 147 federally recognized tribes in the Pacific Southwest. Prior to this, he was the Chief of Quality Assurance Office managing the Regional Quality Assurance Program and environmental data collection activities while supervising a staff of environmental scientists and chemists. He also worked in Hawaii Department of Health and provided programmatic advice and technical assistance in the development and implementation of the Hawaii Hazard evaluation and Emergency Response Rules. He joined the Pacific Southwest Regional Office in 1987 where he was a Superfund Project Manager, responsible for leading and overseeing environmental remediation efforts at Federal Facilities on the National Priority List (NPL). Vance S. Fong, P.E. received a Silver Medal Honor Award for Superior Service from Administrator William Reilly, an Honor Award for Excellence in Data Quality Management from Administrator Carol Browner, an Honor Award from Ambassador Michael Marine for his contribution as a Science Fellow at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, and recognition from Governor Waihee for successfully planning and executing the Hawaii First National Environmental Technology Conference. He has published on a number scientific research topics.