State Engagement Program

State Engagement Coordinator

Dot Lofstrom
P 916-255-6532

Program Advisors

Matt Placky
P 609-883-5438

ITRC's State Engagement Program ensures that ITRC documents and training courses are available, promoted, and used. Each state assigns a staff person from its environmental agency to serve as an ITRC Point of Contact (POC).

ITRC State Point of Contact (POC) Map

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The goal of the ITRC State Engagement Program (SEP) is to work with state environmental agencies to foster good decision-making regarding the use of innovative environmental technologies for more effective environmental protection. The core purpose of the SEP is to ensure that ITRC documents and training courses are available, promoted, and used by staff at state environmental agencies and all other applicable stakeholders. The SEP is comprised of a network of the state Points of Contact (POCs), along with the State Engagement Coordinator (SEC)—who is a voting member of the ITRC Board of Advisors—and contract-based Program Advisor support. The POCs play an integral role by serving as advocates for ITRC in their state’s environmental agency and by communicating their state’s environmental priorities back to ITRC. The POCs are also instrumental in marketing and promoting ITRC tools and resources to other government agencies, industry, academia, and community and tribal groups.

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State Engagement Program Plan

The State Engagement Program Plan provides an overview of the SEP and outlines the focus areas, defines the goals of the program, and details the POC/SEP roles and responsibilities.

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POC Highlight

Annette Dietz
Oregon POC

Position/Role with State Agency:
Cleanup Program Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality located in Portland, Oregon. I work on policy and guidance development for cleanup project work, coordinate resources for technical staff in regional offices, and provide outreach and training support for external stakeholders.

POC Since: October 2010.

Best Part About Being a POC: As Point of Contact I really enjoy meeting and connecting with POCs in other states and gaining their perspective on various issues. I also like reviewing ITRC documents and courses to learn about new technologies.

Other Experience with ITRC: I was a member of the ITRC Incremental Sampling Methodology team and am a trainer for the ISM IBT. Before I became a regulator I used various ITRC Tech-Reg documents and attended ITRC Internet Based Training, first as a graduate student and then later as an environmental consultant.

Hobbies/Activities Outside of Work/ITRC: In my "free time" I work on home improvement projects, design Halloween costumes and birthday cakes for my two boys, try new vegetarian recipes with local seasonal produce, and sporadically practice yoga and Latin or Middle Eastern dance.

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