BPPD Division Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Charles “Billy” Smith has been with the Office of Pesticide Programs at the Environmental Protection Agency since 2004. He is currently the Division Director of the Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division where he is in charge of a division of about 65 staff. BPPD is charged with overseeing the Registration and Registration Review for all biopesticides including microbials, biochemicals, and emerging technologies. Prior to joining BPPD, he served 4 years as the Deputy Director of the Pesticide Re-evaluation Division (PRD) leading the coordination with the OPP science divisions to ensure PRD made scientifically sound risk management decisions for conventional pesticide Registration Review. Before joining PRD, he spent 12 years in the Health Effects Divisions serving as the acting Deputy Director, as a Branch Chief, and as an exposure/risk assessor. Billy has extensive experience in the interpretation of exposure data, conduct of risk assessment, and the development of exposure and risk assessment policy, and has served several years on EPA’s Risk Assessment Forum. He also has significant experience related to cumulative risk assessment, risk management decisions, leading organizations, process improvements, and working with multidisciplinary technical teams. Billy is a graduate of the Partnership for Public Participation’s Excellence in Government fellowship program and the Executive Master Class program. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Earth and Environmental Science from Wilkes University.