INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced that Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Bruno Pigott will step down next month. Pigott, who was appointed commissioner in 2017, is leaving to become an assistant deputy administrator in the office of water at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Prior to being appointed IDEM Commissioner by Holcomb, Pigott served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Commissioner in the Department’s Office of Water Quality for 10 years.
“Bruno Pigott’s lifelong passion is to make Indiana and our country a better place to live,” Holcomb said in a press release. “For more than 20 years, no one has been more dedicated to balancing the environment and business than Commissioner Pigott. With his guidance, the agency streamlined processes, cleared backlogs and cleaned up contaminated properties. “
Holcomb’s office said that during his tenure, Pigott helped the agency clear a backlog of thousands of permits, allowing businesses to grow, improve water quality by reducing discharges from ‘raw sewage in waterways and streamline inspection report turnaround times from 45 days to less than five days. .
Pigott will step down on December 3, and the governor’s office has announced that his successor will be appointed at a later date.