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Jacqueline Brown Miller

1348 Bridle Court, Southeast, Olympia, WA 98501; 360.236.9684

Washington Bar - 1998; U.S. District Court for Western District of Washington
Ohio Bar - 1993; U.S. District Court for Southern District of Ohio

Education The George Washington University National Law Center; Washington, DC 1993 -

• LLM in Environmental Law

• Courses taken: Water Pollution Control (CWA), Air Pollution Control (CAA),
Environmental Planning (NEPA, NHPA), Regulation of Pesticides and Chemicals
(FIFRA/ TSCA), Toxic and Hazardous Substances Control (CERCLA/ RCRA),
International Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and Water Resources

• Internship: U.S. Department of Justice - Environment and Natural Resources
Division, Wildlife Section

• Thesis: Preserving Species: The Endangered Species Act versus Ecosystem
Management Regime, Ecological and Political Considerations, and
Recommendations for Reform; 12 J. Envtl. L. & Litig. 151 (1997)

The University of Akron School of Law; Akron, Ohio 1990 - 1993

• Juris Doctor

• Accomplishments:

o Upper 33 percent

o National Environmental Law Moot Court Team:
* 1993 - Semi-finals (transportation of hazardous waste between states)
* 1992 - Best Brief (NEPA application to extraterritorial military base
cleanup and closure); Published: 9 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 651 (1992); Judge
WE Pardee Memorial Award

o American Jurisprudence Award - Torts

The University of Akron; Akron, Ohio 1986 - 1990

• BA: Communications/ Mass Media News; Minor: Political Science

• GPA: 3.3/ 4.0

Experience Washington Oil Spill Advisory Council; Olympia, WA; 2005 - present
Executive Director, promoted from Research and Policy Director after one year

• Conduct research and analysis regarding public policy issues relating to oil spill
prevention, response, and remediation, and monitor legislation and rules

• Develop and evaluate policy options to assist Council members in meeting their
goals and prepare and present written and oral reports to the Council
Jacqueline Brown Miller
1348 Bridle Court, Southeast, Olympia, WA 98501; 360.236.9684

Experience • Assist Council chair with managing Council work plan and meetings of Council and
Continued committees

• Manage staff and research consultants

• Act as public face of Council and attend meetings of other related organizations

Washington Attorney General's Office; Olympia, WA; 2004 - 2005
Assistant Attorney General, Agricultural and Health Division

• Represented the Department of Health on drinking water, shellfish, wastewater
issues, “meth” labs, and massage license revocation issues

• Represented the Department of Agriculture on issues pertaining to concentrated
animal feed operation discharges, plant pest management, FIFRA, CWA, feed, and

Washington Attorney General's Office; Olympia, WA; 1999 - 2004
Assistant Attorney General, Natural Resources Division

• Represented the Department of Natural Resources' (DNR's) forest practices
regulatory program in administrative appeals, primarily before the Forest Practices
Appeals Board (FPAB) and superior court

• Provided client advice on matters related to the Forest Practices Act and

• Provided client advice on various other issues, like the CWA, and, recently,
advising DNR on the impacts to its program in light of a federal court ruling in
Washington Toxics Coalition v. EPA

• Participated in internal Endangered Species Act (ESA) roundtable and create and
distribute internal ESA News Digest

• Represented DNR proprietary on the ongoing U.S. v. Washington, fish-blocking
culverts' case, which involved an interplay between ESA listed species and Tribal
treaty rights

• From 1999 to 2001, represented DNR's proprietary side on timber sale appeals
before the FPAB and superior court

• From 1999 to 2001, represented DNR proprietary on a variety of natural resource
issues, including those relating to the contract, the CWA, and the ESA

o Defended permits and prosecuted DNR enforcement actions and civil

o Worked with hydro-geologists, wildlife biologists, foresters, and engineers
as expert witnesses for almost all cases on matters pertaining to unstable
slopes, groundwater, endangered species, roads, and forestry issues such
as harvesting in riparian management zones, channel migration zones,
and wildlife reserve trees and green recruitment trees

• Presented ESA information to governmental bodies (such as DNR, EFSEC, and
Park's Commission)
Jacqueline Brown Miller
1348 Bridle Court, Southeast, Olympia, WA 98501; 360.236.9684

Experience Pro Bono work, 2004
• Acted as a Designated Representative for a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
appellant and as an Affected Resident regarding the preliminary plat approval of
the Deschutes River Highlands subdivision proposal

o Filed motions, memoranda of law, and evidence before the Thurston
County Hearing Examiner

o Worked with expert witnesses regarding geology, hydrology, and wildlife

Ohio Attorney General's Office; Columbus, Ohio, 1996 - 1999
Assistant Attorney General, Transportation Division

• Litigated against US EPA in enforcement actions under CAA (asbestos), CERCLA,
RCRA, and against Ohio EPA in enforcement actions under federally delegated and
state environmental laws

• Litigated in federal court with third-party plaintiffs suing state for CERCLA cost
recovery, CWA/ wetlands and dredge & fill issues, NEPA/ highway planning issues,
and other environmental issues

• Participated in CERCLA PRP meetings; negotiated settlements; and consulted with
technical organizations on contamination levels, cleanup strategies and
technologies, and cleanup levels

• Consulted on sale of contaminated properties, appropriating and appraising
contaminated property, and underground storage tank management

• Initiated eminent domain actions, negotiated settlements, and consulted with
appraisers and engineers in litigation

U.S. Army Litigation Center; Alexandria, Virginia; June - September 1996
Chemical Weapons Incineration Trial Team Member, Environmental Division

• Helped win Army's fight against preliminary injunction to stop Army's chemical
weapons incineration

• Researched and wrote on environmental aspects of chemical weapons incineration,
including NEPA and CWA, and on matters associated with preliminary injunction

• Drafted arguments incorporated into Brief in Opposition and wrote Executive
Summary of final brief

Environmental Law Institute; Washington, DC; January - May 1996
Editor/ Intern, Environmental Law Reporter

• Succinctly summarized and edited newly decided federal court environmental

• Outlined environmental statutes and updated digests with new statutory

• Digested various pending federal court litigation documents