Office of Environment

The Office of Environment (OE) is one of three Offices that report to the Associate Administrator for Environment and Compliance. The OE serves three primary functions within the Maritime Administration:

  • Provides Agency environmental support, including Agency compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations, and Executive Orders; National Environmental Policy Act reviews and evaluations; and environmental support for Port and Intermodal Infrastructure and America’s Marine Highway Program.
  • Provides marine transportation stakeholder support and assistance, including R&D related to emerging marine transportation environmental issues.
  • Provides advice to the Maritime Administrator and the Department of Transportation related to domestic and international environmental and energy policies that affect marine transportation.