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5Ou xH <br /> P5FACF <br /> fe <br /> I865 f <br /> Office of the Mayor <br /> News Release <br /> Wednesday,April 12, 2006 <br /> Contact: Mikki Dobski, Director of Communications& Special Projects, 235-5855, or <br /> 876-1564 <br /> Jack Dillon, Director of Environmental Services, 277-8515 <br /> South Bend Raises the Bar on Environmental Compliance <br /> The City of South Bend, in keeping with its commitment to the highest standards <br /> of environmental management, has established a new position,Environmental <br /> Compliance Specialist, to ensure that the City is meeting quality assurance guidelines and <br /> compliance requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Indiana <br /> Department of Environmental Management(IDEM). "We are committed to being good <br /> stewards of the environment. This new position will enable us to continue providing <br /> quality compliance in an ever-tightening environmental regulation climate," stated Mayor <br /> Luecke. "Our bottom line is maintaining a quality environment for our citizens today and <br /> as importantly, for future generations as well." <br /> The Division of Environmental Services has named Kim Thompson to this <br /> position. Thompson earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from Indiana University and <br /> wastewater operator certifications for the State of Indiana Class IV and Class D <br /> Wastewater Treatment plants. She has been with the Wastewater Department for five <br /> years, as a chemist in the laboratory,where she performed analysis on both drinking <br /> water and wastewater samples for environmental compliance and process control of the <br /> Wastewater Treatment Plant. <br />