SPIFAN Chlorates ERP 11-9-21 (OMB Review)

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Tommy D. “Tom” Phillips 6585 Sweet Fern  Columbia, MD 21045

(443) 766-3648


Education: Pikeville College, Pikeville Kentucky Degree Awarded: B.S.


Major: Biology Major: Chemistry Major: Mathematics Academic Activities and Awards Presidential Scholar Kentucky Academy of Sciences Pikeville College Judicial Board

1978-1982 1979-1982 1980-1982

Professional Memberships and Associations American Chemical Society

American Society of Mass Spectrometry ASTM International, Committee E35 and D37 Association of Official Analytical Chemists Association of Public Health Laboratories Association of Food and Drug Officials Reviewer for Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Reviewer for Journal of AOAC International

Professional Experience

State of Maryland, Department of Agriculture, Annapolis, MD State Chemist, State Chemist Section 2016 - Present Administrative Responsibilites: Directs, coordinates, and administers Section activities, which include, but are not limited to, purchasing of equipment and supplies; development of program standards and goals; evaluation of program standards and goals; develop and implement proposed legislation and regulations for further governance of the Section’s regulated commodities; provides technical and scientific guidance to chemists, technicians, inspectors, administrative, and clerical staff; and prepares reports and documents concerning Section activities. Performs fiscal and budgetary management of Section programs. Planning, Coordination, and Representation: Plans, organizes, and directs activities of staff and evaluates effectiveness of programs conducted by subordinates. Cooperates with other State and Federal agencies to coordinate Section Activities. Plans and coordinates public relations activities regarding programs. Acts as the Department’s representative with Maryland citizens, regulated industry representatives, and representatives of federal, state, or local agencies concerning Section activities. Serves as Department’s expert advisor on issues relating to regulated industries, regulated commodities, and chemistry. Responds to written, or telephone inquiries regarding Section activities. Determines the safety and efficacy of regulated products, as well as issues involving potential contaminants in those products. Determines approved

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