Rich Muza has been with EPA for over 25 years with service at Regions 4, 8, and 9 prior to joining the Region 10 Oregon Operations Office. His educational background is in ground water with a B.S. Degree in Geology from The Ohio State University and a M.S. Degree in Hydrology from Ohio University. His work experiences with EPA Regions 4 and 8 included ground-water technical support to Superfund and other EPA programs as well as working with states and locals on various ground-water and drinking water protection efforts. While at Region 9, Rich was primarily a RPM in the Superfund Program. He began in the Federal Facilities Program as RPM on two California BRAC sites – Mather Air Force Base and Marine Corps Air Station El Toro – and later added the Laboratory for Energy-Related Health Research Site at UC-Davis to the mix. His last two and a half years at Region 9 Rich was in the Arizona and Navajo Sites Section where he worked as RPM on the Tucson Airport Remediation Project and Air Force Plant 44 project areas of the Tucson International Airport Area Site, the DCE Circuits subsite of the South Indian Bend Wash Site, and the Tuba City Dump (non-NPL). Other duties included providing scientific/technical and programmatic assistance on the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport Site and a number of South Bay (CA) sites with vapor intrusion concerns. Rich is currently a RPM on the Black Butte Mine near Cottage Grove and the Portland Harbor. In his spare time he enjoys travelling with an emphasis on escaping to the mountains of the western USA and Canada and any travels to Alaska, all for wildlife-watching, hiking, snow-shoeing, etc.