Hawaii gov suggests environmental quality director

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Associated Press

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Updated Friday, May 17 at 9:05 AM

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has nominated Genevieve Salmonson as interim director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control.

The office is part of the state Department of Health. As interim director, Salmonson will coordinate efforts to maintain the best quality of Hawaii's environment.

Abercrombie says Salmonson will provide strong leadership. He says she will help small businesses follow environmental regulations and rules.

The state Senate still needs to confirm the nomination.

Salmonson served as director previously from 1999 to 2007. Most recently she worked as a temporary assignment program manager for the Environmental Planning Office.

The Nuuanu resident's private sector experience includes working as general manager of Honolulu Recovery Systems, Inc. She also served as vice president of United Tire and Recapping Co., Ltd.

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