Randolph L. Hill ("Randy") has nearly thirty-five years of legal, managerial, and executive experience at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He currently serves as the Director of EPA's Enforcement Targeting and Data Division, where he oversees development and operations of EPA's major data systems for monitoring EPA compliance and enforcement activities.
Mr. Hill has also served as a Judge on EPA's Environmental Appeals Board (EAB). The EAB is the final decision maker on administrative appeals under all major environmental statutes that the EPA administers, including appeals of EPA-issued permits under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act, appeals of administrative enforcement decisions, and appeals of decisions on petitions for reimbursement under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the U.S hazardous waste cleanup law.
Mr. Hill has also held a number of other senior executive positions at EPA, including Deputy Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs, providing executive leadership over EPA programs to ensure protection of human health and the environment in Indian Country and countries across the world; Acting Director and Deputy Director of EPA's Office of Wastewater Management, where he oversaw the management of EPA's clean water permitting and municipal wastewater infrastructure programs; Deputy Director of EPA's Office of Civil Enforcement, managing the civil enforcement of nearly all of the major environmental statutes; and Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, with responsibility for all of EPA's enforcement and compliance efforts.
Mr. Hill was previously an Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at EPA where he led a team of attorneys responsible for counseling and litigation arising under the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts, and a staff attorney in the same office, where he served as the Agency's national legal expert in a number of areas related to clean water and hazardous waste management, including the implementation of EPA water and waste programs in Indian Country. He served as EPA counsel for a number of precedent-setting cases, including City of Albuquerque v. Browner, 865 F.Supp. 733 (D.N.M. 1993), aff'd, 97 F.3d 415 (1996). He has received a number of Agency honor awards, including two EPA Gold Medals and one EPA Silver Medal.
Mr. Hill has taught courses at Tulane University Law School, Vermont Law School, and Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law. In 2017, Mr. Hill and two of his former colleagues on the EAB published a chapter in Volume II of Elgar's Encyclopedia of Environmental Law which compares the practices of several countries regarding administrative appeals of decisions on the environment. Mr. Hill is also a contributing author on the second, third, and fourth editions of the American Bar Association's Clean Water Act handbook and has published several law review articles on topics related to the Clean Water Act and hazardous waste management.
Mr. Hill obtained his JD and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He obtained his BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; he also attended Dartmouth College.