California Regional Water Quality Control Board

Environmental Program Manager


Dr. Yue Rong (aka, YR) is currently the Environmental Program Manager at the California Environmental Protection Agency, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.  Dr. Rong is the manager in charge of site assessment and remediation of leaking underground storage tank sites, and the program of water quality control in oil and gas production fields. He has 32-year experience with the Agency in dealing with groundwater contamination problems in the Los Angeles area of California, U.S.A.  His expertise includes organic pollutants fate and transport in the subsurface soil and groundwater, environmental analytical chemistry and quality assurance and quality control, environmental statistics, risk assessment, and soil and groundwater pollution assessment and remediation.

Dr. Rong received 2019 “Earth Caretaker” Award by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (EMBI).  He is an Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed journal of Soil and Sediment Contamination and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Forensics.  Dr. Rong has his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and received his B.S. in Earth Science from Beijing Normal University. 


Contact: (213) 725-3021

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