J. Scott Roberts
Office of Mineral Resources Management
PA Department of Environmental Protection
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J. Scott Roberts is Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Office of Mineral Resources Management. In this executive management position, he oversees five program areas, encompassing 555 employees, with an annual operating budget of $110 million.
Deputy Secretary Roberts was appointed to this position in February
2002. Prior to this, he served as Director of DEP’s Bureau
of Mining and Reclamation for two years where he developed and revised
Pennsylvania’s mining regulations, oversaw federal grants,
administered operator assistance programs and served as chairman
of the board for Pennsylvania’s Mine Subsidence Insurance program.
Before that, he was the Chief of the Permits and Technical Division
in the Greensburg Office of District Mining Operations.
A native of Johnstown, Cambria County, Scott once served as curator of the Johnstown Flood Museum. He is a Registered Professional Geologist, with degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and California University of Pennsylvania. Scott lives in New Cumberland, Cumberland County, with his two daughters, Rhiannon and Hannah.