JOHANNA ARIAS-BHATIA, Public Participation Specialist - Cal/EPA
Public Participation Specialist (PPS)
Department of Toxic Substances Control
I have worked as a PPS on the Exide Residential Lead Cleanup for the last four years. My role as PPS includes the oversight of a geographical area comprised of hundreds of residential properties qualifying for the residential cleanup. As the PPS, I initiate the cleanup process, monitor the process and collect data while working towards the goal of completing as many residential cleanups as possible. At the same time, I engage in stakeholder and governmental relations, issue management, information dissemination and strategic communications advice.