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IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott to leave for EPA position

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IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott speaking at the Indiana Statehouse. (Rebecca Thiele/IPB News)

Bruno Pigott is stepping down as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

According to Governor Holcomb’s office, Pigott will take a new job as the assistant administrator in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water.

Pigott was appointed commissioner in 2017 and has been with the agency for more than two decades. Among other things, he’s credited with helping the agency eliminate its permit backlog so businesses could expand, reduce sewage into Indiana’s waterways, speed up inspection reports, and improve air quality statewide.

Pigott’s last day is Dec. 3. A new commissioner hasn’t been named yet.

Contact reporter Rebecca at rthiele@iu.edu or follow her on Twitter at @beckythiele.

Indiana Environmental reporting is supported by the Environmental Resilience Institute, an Indiana University Grand Challenge project developing Indiana-specific projections and informed responses to problems of environmental change.

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