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Posted 7/24/2009

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By John Neville


Pam Loeffler knows the regulation side of the Corps’ business, so much so that she was named Louisville District Regulator of the Year for 2008.

This award is presented annually to a selected non-supervisory regulatory staff member who has demonstrated accomplishments in accordance with the national regulatory program goals of protecting the aquatic environment, making fair and reasonable decisions, and enhancing the efficiency of the program.

"We have to be on the fence," Loeffler said. "We have to weigh all the issues. We know the applicant wants to do his project the way he wants it done. We know the regulated public wants it done right or they don’t want it done at all. We have to weigh it and look out for the public interest as well as the environmental resources."