Steve Lee

Director - Mineral and Injection Division
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Stephen H. (Steve) Lee is the Director of the Injection and Mining Division (IMD) at the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources where he oversees three federal primacy programs: the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program; the Surface Mining Program; and the Abandoned Mine Lands Program. After 15 years of industry experience in subsurface and environmental geology, he joined the IMD in 1997 as a staff geologist. Steve left the IMD in 2008 for a private practice in property, mineral, and regulatory law and returned in 2013 to fill the position of Director. He is a licensed professional geoscientist (PG) and attorney with a J.D. from the Southern University Law Center, an M.B.A. in Finance from Louisiana Tech University and a B.S. in Geology from Louisiana Tech University.