CalEPA Ombudsman Program

Each CalEPA program and regional office has designated an ombudsman as a single point of contact to work with applicants and the public to clarify permit requirements and resolve regulatory conflicts. Contact information for each ombudsman is listed below.

California Environmental Protection Agency

CalEPA Office of the Secretary
Email: CalEPA Communications Office

California Air Resources Board
CARB’s Ombudsman Webpage
La Ronda Bowen, Phone: (916) 327-5762 or Fax: (916) 323-2393

CalRecycle’s Ombudsman Webpage

Department of Pesticide Regulation
Jolynn Mahmoudi-Haeri, Phone: (916) 324-3545

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Regulatory Assistance Office Webpage

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Sam Delson, Phone: (916) 445-6903 or Fax: (916) 323-8803

State Water Resources Control Board & Regional Water Quality Control Boards
State Water Board’s Ombudsperson Webpage
Gita Kapahi, Phone:(916) 341-5501 or Fax: (916) 341-5252

(Webage last updated 1/3/2020)