Patti Reno

Patricia H. Reno

Risk and Regulatory Analysis Group
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6480
Phone:  (865)576-7568
Fax: (865)574-9888

M.S. in wildlife biology in 1976 from Tennessee Technological University and completion of course and field work for Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Tennessee.  She has 30 years of experience in environmental toxicology, assessing the effects and fate of chemical and physical agents on aquatic and terrestrial organisms and systems; written numerous reports for the U.S. Army and U.S. EPA, including Water Quality Criteria Documents and Health and Environmental Effects Documents, concerning the environmental effects and fate of nitroaromatics and their breakdown products, pyrotechnics, and other organic and metal pollutants.  Additional work performed for the U.S. EPA Office of Pesticides’ Environmental Fate and Effects Division includes conducting ecological risk assessments for the registration/reregistration of herbicides and insecticides and the preparation of Data Evaluation Reports (DERs) for the acute toxic effects of glyphosate herbicides on aquatic invertebrates, fish and algae and on terrestrial birds and plants.  She serves as Principal Investigator for DoD projects that provide technical support concerning risk assessment and regulatory requirements associated with remediation of DoD CERCLA sites.  She serves as a Subject Matter Expert in these areas on the U.S. Army Independent Technical Review Panel evaluating restoration activities at base closure and active sites.  Mrs. Reno is a voting member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee E-47 on Biological Effects and Environmental Fate.