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Major EPA facilities in the Mid-Atlantic include our Philadelphia Office, Environmental Science Center, Chesapeake Bay Program Office and Wheeling Office. EPA’s Mid-Atlantic employees and facilities support environmental programs in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Each facility has a local EMS Team that is focused on agency-wide and regional goals associated with our greenhouse gas and other air emissions, use of electricity, petroleum, water, materials and supplies (including paper), generation of waste, and discharges to water. The scope of our EMS includes all of our employees, on-site contractors and grantees, business travel and employee commuting.

Each facility is striving to make our operations more sustainable through continuous improvement and pollution prevention. Our EMS policy states our commitment to develop and implement programs, set goals, monitor and measure our progress and report our results.

Street level view of the Philadelphia office building.

Philadelphia Office
The majority of EPA's Mid-Atlantic employees work in a high rise building in downtown Philadelphia. Approximately 875 people including EPA employees, other federal employees, grantees and contractors occupy a portion of this privately owned building that has been awarded the Energy Star since 2008. Over 90% of our Philadelphia employees utilize mass transit to commute to and from work. Most employees here work in areas including; Air Protection, Environmental Assessment and Innovation, Hazardous Site Cleanup, Waste and Chemicals Management, and Water Protection.

1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103–2029
(800) 438–2474

View of the entrance to the Environmental Science Center building.

Environmental Science Center
Over 135 people, including EPA employees, other federal employees, grantees and contractors work in our premier laboratory facility that was built in 1999 on approximately 25 acres of the Fort Meade Army base in suburban Maryland. Being in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed the property was designed and constructed to capture almost every drop of rain that falls on it. In addition, native plants have been used extensively in the landscape and much of the grounds are managed as a meadow to reduce mowing, use of petroleum and greenhouse gas and other emissions. Most employees of the Environmental Science Center work in organic and inorganic chemistry, biology, microbiology, pesticides and other scientific activities, as well as the review of data.

701 Mapes Road
Fort Meade, MD 20755–5350

View of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay Program office at a distance.

Chesapeake Bay Program Office
The approximately 85 EPA employees, other federal employees, grantees and contractors located in EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Office in downtown Annapolis are focused on protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay. The office is located in a commercial marina on the water with the Bay outside their backdoor as a constant reminder of their mission.

410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis City Marina
Annapolis, MD 21401

Street level view of Wheeling office building.

Wheeling Office in Wheeling, WV
Approximately 25 employees work in EPA’s Wheeling Office in a historic building in the center of Wheeling, WV. The Office supports EPA Region 3 activities including emergency response, field sampling, and facility inspections in support of air, water, and hazardous waste regulatory requirements. Major facility activities include biological laboratory analyses for the purpose of assessing water quality impacts.

1060 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003-2995

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