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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

South Central Enforcement

“The Environmental Protection Agency will use a full range of compliance and enforcement strategies and tools to aggressively pursue pollution problems that make a difference in communities targeting the most serious water, air and chemical hazards,” said EPA, Region 6, Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Director, John Blevins.

Our vision is to make environmental compliance commonplace to achieve clean air, water, and land. Our mission is to protect and sustain human health and the environment by ensuring compliance with Federal environmental laws in partnership with our States and Tribes.

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Enforcement Actions, Inspections, & NEPA Documents

2014 Annual Report (2 MB, 20pp)


CAED In the News and Other Actions

Clariant Corporation, Belen, New Mexico: On April 16, 2015, a Consent Agreement and Final Order was issued to Clariant Corporation (Clariant) of Belen, New Mexico to resolve RCRA violations discovered during the review of data from Clariant’s hazardous waste activities.  The data revealed that on several occasions, Clariant generated quantities of waste that triggered the large quantity generator requirements, and during those periods, Clariant continued to notify and operate as a conditionally exempt small quantity generator or small quantity generator of hazardous waste.  The CAFO requires the payment of $168,817 and compliance with RCRA regulations.

DWD Engineering, Houston, TX: On April 15, 2015, a Consent Agreement and Final Order was issued to DWD Engineering (DWD) of Houston, Texas to resolve RCRA violations discovered during the review of data from DWD’s hazardous waste activities.  The data revealed that on several occasions, DWD generated quantities of waste that triggered the large quantity generator requirements, and during those periods, DWD continued to notify and operate as a conditionally exempt small quantity generator of hazardous waste.  The CAFO requires the payment of $91,773 and compliance with RCRA regulations. 

Si usted necesita más información en español, por favor contacte a la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA) Region 6,  División de Relaciones Exteriores al teléfono 214.665.2200 o si usted se encuentra en AR, LA, NM, OK, ó TX por favor llamar al teléfono 1-800-887-6063.

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