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Jeff Sickenger

Contact Information
1201 K Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
Main: 916-448-2162
Fax: 916-448-4923
E-Mail: jsickenger@ka-pow.com

Professional Experience

Mr. Sickenger represents the firm's environmental and business clients before the Legislature, the administration and various regulatory agencies on a broad range of environmental policy issues. His work includes a focus on chemical policy issues, and he is co-leader of KP’s Green Chemistry Practice. He was actively engaged in the development of the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Chemistry Initiative, groundbreaking state legislation authorizing regulation of chemicals in consumer products and development and implementation of the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Safer Consumer Products Regulation.

In addition to his chemical policy work, Mr. Sickenger’s current areas of client focus include hazardous materials site investigation and cleanup, groundwater cleanup policy and regulation, risk assessment and regulation of chemical contaminants in drinking water, air toxics risk assessment policy, climate change policy and program implementation and energy efficiency regulations and legislation affecting consumer and commercial appliances.

Mr. Sickenger joined KP Public Affairs in 2003 after serving as the Director of Environmental Quality for the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA) where he focused on land use, air quality, water quality, water supply, and waste management issues. Before joining CMTA he worked for the Western States Petroleum Association on local and state environmental regulatory issues, including air toxics policy, hazardous waste and water quality issues. Mr. Sickenger was actively engaged in implementation of the Air Toxics Hot Spots Act, the California Air Resources Board's listing of diesel exhaust as a Toxic Air Contaminant and the state's comprehensive, multi-media review of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).

Mr. Sickenger also previously coordinated coalition activities and communications for "The Thursday Group", a coalition of business organizations whose primary function is to engage the Legislature and the administration on anti-business environmental legislation and regulation. Mr. Sickenger applies this experience in his practice at KP Public Affairs, frequently organizing and managing coalitions in support of client objectives.


Mr. Sickenger graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Planning and Management.