EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
- Civil Cases Settlements
- Environmental Justice
- Laws and Regulations
- Policy, Guidance & Publications
- Small Business
"The Environmental Protection Agency will continue to vigorously enforce our nation's environmental laws," said EPA, Region 6, Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Division Director, John Blevins. "In close partnership with our State, Tribal, and local partners, Region 6 efforts continue to move us towards our ultimate goal of a cleaner and healthier environment for all communities."
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. Our vision is to make environmental compliance commonplace to achieve clean air, water, and land. We value collaboration, integrity, excellence, service, and respect.
Reducing Air Pollution from the Largest Sources
Keeping Raw Sewage and Contaminated Stormwater Out of Our Nation’s Waters
Cutting Hazardous Air Pollutants
Preventing Animal Waste from Contaminating Surface and Ground Water
Assuring Energy Extraction Activities Comply with Environmental Laws
Reducing Pollution from Mineral Processing Operations
- R6 Universe / About Enforcement
- Public Notices
- Air/Toxics Enforcement
- Hazardous Waste Enforcement
- Animal Feed Lots
- Drinking Water
- Federal Facilities
- Offshore Oil and Gas
- Refrigerants (CFCs)
- Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)
- Stormwater Enforcement
Region 6 State Partners
2014 Regional Priorities
- Develop Transparent and Real Time Enforcement to Address Air Releases (upsets and malfunctions)
- Work with local industry to reduce flaring
Hazardous Waste Enforcement
- Ensure Appropriate and Safe Waste Management
- Ensure Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities are Permitted
- Ensure Proper Managing of Brine Spills from Oil & Gas Operations
- Ensure Everyone's Water is Safe to Drink
CAED In the News and Other Actions
Oiltanking Houston, LP, Houston, Texas
On February 12, 2014, EPA Region 6 filed an Order regarding a fire and explosion that took place at the Oiltanking Houston, LP, Houston Terminal on June 2, 2012. The fire and explosion occurred as the result of an accidental release of crude oil vapors during welding, which resulted in a fatality and serious injury. The Order requires Oiltanking Houston, LP to pay an administrative penalty of $49,500.00 thirty (30) days from the effective date of the Order.
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
Office of Strategic Planning and Analyses manages cross-cutting programs, such as analyses to support compliance activities and enforcement, environmental assessments under the National Environmental Policy Act and more.
Air/Toxics Enforcement works with state, local and tribal governments, other federal agencies, businesses and community groups to implement and enforce the Clean Air Act regulations.
Hazardous Waste Enforcement provides guidance on all aspects of managing hazardous wastes and chemical substances; and offer compliance assistance to citizens, facilities, States, and Tribes.
Water Enforcement assures compliance and takes appropriate enforcement action against facilities for violations of the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water acts, including concentrated animal feed lots and stormwater. Water permits, grants and additional water quality information in the South Central area can be found in this link.