EM has announced Robert F. Boehlecke as its new Nevada program manager effective Aug. 20.
Boehlecke will provide strategic management of environmental and waste management activities, and operations support activities involving life-cycle baseline schedules and funding. He will oversee the integration of all program contractors and activities with an annual budget of more than $60 million.
"I am excited to lead such a dedicated team of federal and contractor staff," Boehlecke said. "The Environmental Management Nevada Program mission is important and it is my expectation that it continue to be conducted with a high degree of integrity and transparency to stakeholders."
Most recently, Boehlecke was EM's Nevada deputy program manager for operations, responsible for the oversight of radioactive waste management facilities, and groundwater and surface soil remediation activities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS).
Boehlecke's roughly 25 years of technical experience will guide restoration efforts at more than 1,800 individual surface sites, development of a long-term monitoring network to protect the public from accessing groundwater impacted by 828 historic underground nuclear tests, and the continued safety of NNSS radioactive waste management activities. Before joining DOE in 2008, Boehlecke worked for several NNSS contractors.
Boehlecke received a master's degree in environmental science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is also a certified project management professional and certified environmental manager in the state of Nevada.
Boehlecke will continue to serve as the deputy program manager for operations until a successor is identified.