Soscia, Mary Lou

Author Description

Mary Lou Soscia is the Columbia River Coordinator for EPA Region 10. Mary Lou provides senior EPA representation on Columbia River Basin work efforts. Mary Lou represents EPA on Columbia River forums including the Columbia River Federal Caucus. Mary Lou is currently leading the implementation of the Columbia River Basin Restoration Program, CWA Section 123, and led the Columbia River Basin Toxics Reduction Working Group (which led to the 2016 CWA amendments). Mary Lou provided leadership for EPA on the Columbia River Temperature TMDL. She has led many important work efforts for EPA including EPA’s participation in the Columbia River Treaty and Tribal Baseline Water Quality Standards. Mary Lou has over forty years of experience with state, federal, and tribal government in watershed and river management issues. Ms. Soscia has a Bachelors in Geography from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Geography from University of Maryland.

Authored Reports

Oregon Water Quality Standards: National Model for Fisheries,Columbia River Toxics: EPA’s Columbia River Basin State of the River Report for Toxics,Columbia River Basin Toxics Reduction: Action Plan in Effect,Columbia River Basin Restoration Act & Columbi