Mathy Stanislaus was nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of Assistant Administrator in US EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and confirmed by the US Senate in 2009. As Assistant Administrator, he is an innovative leader of US EPA's programs that revitalize communities through the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites under Superfund, Brownfields and Resources Conservation and Recovery Act programs, oversees other federal agencies cleanup of contaminated properties, and advances hazardous and solid waste materials management, chemical plant safety, oil spill prevention, the underground storage tank program and emergency response. Addressing cleanup in disadvantaged brownfields communities, Mr. Stanislaus established the Area-Wide Planning grant program. He received his law degree from Chicago Kent Law School and Chemical Engineering Degree from City College of New York. His birthplace is Sri Lanka and his family immigrated to this country to seek freedom and opportunity.