YUE RONG, Program Manager - RWQCB
Dr. Yue Rong (aka, YR) is currently the Environmental Program Manager at the California Environmental Protection Agency, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. He used to be the acting Assistant Executive Officer of the Water Board, in groundwater division. Dr. Rong is the manager in charge of site assessment and remediation of leaking underground storage tank sites, and the program of water quality control in oil and gas production fields. He has more than 30-year experience with the Agency in dealing with groundwater contamination problems in the Los Angeles area of California, U.S.A. His expertise includes organic pollutants fate and transport in the subsurface soil and groundwater, environmental analytical chemistry and quality assurance and quality control, environmental statistics, risk assessment, and soil and groundwater pollution assessment and remediation. The projects he worked and involved with include collaboration with USEPA at superfund sites, Santa Monica (MTBE) drinking water pollution cleanup, USEPA I-710 corridor regional cleanup, and water quality control at oil and gas production fields in Los Angeles area. Dr. Yue Rong has his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).