F. Allen Barnes will be the new director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division if Gov. Sonny Perdue’s choice for the job is approved by the Department of Natural Resources board on Wednesday.
Barnes, a former regional U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief of staff, will replace Carol Couch at EPD. Couch resigned earlier this month to take a teaching position at the University of Georgia.
The DNR board is expected to approve Perdue’s choice.