Michael D. Bedrin, Esq.
PA DEP Regional Director
PA DEP Northeast Regional Office, Wilkes-Barre
Mr. Bedrin is the Director of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Northeast Regional Office. As Regional Director, he is responsible for administering Pennsylvania’s environmental laws and regulations in an eleven county area of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Responsibilities include: reducing air pollution; making sure drinking water is safe; protecting water quality in our rivers and streams; making sure waste is handled properly; supporting community renewal and revitalization; promoting advanced energy technology; and helping citizens prevent pollution and comply with the Commonwealth’s environmental regulations. From 1999 to 2004, he was Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. As a member of the Governor’s Office of General Counsel, he was responsible for all legal matters within DEP. He managed and supervised a staff of more than 70 attorneys who provided legal representation and conducted litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals; drafted and interpreted laws and regulations; and provided general and comprehensive legal advice. Mr. Bedrin was previously Regional Counsel in DEP’s Northeast Office in Wilkes-Barre. In that capacity, he supervised the legal staff and provided counsel and litigation support to environmental protection programs. He also served as Assistant Counsel in DEP’s Southwest Office in Pittsburgh. He received his B.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1980 and his J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law in 1986, where he was a member of the Order of Barristers and Chair of the Appellate Moot Court Board. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is currently serving as Chair of the Environmental, Mineral, and Natural Resources Law Section. Mr. Bedrin served on the Procedural Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board from 1999 to 2004. He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice law before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania.