EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
The Environmental Protection Agency established the Tribal Operations Committee (TOC) in 1994 to assist EPA with the establishment of a national co-regulatory partnership. The intent of the TOC was to implement the 1984 Indian Policy by providing a forum for enhancing tribal environmental protection. The Region 6 Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) was subsequently established to serve as a liaison between the TOC, the Tribes, and Region 6 on national policy issues and to articulate tribal concerns to the Senior Managers and staff regarding regional issues.
Regional Tribal Operations Committee Charter [pdf, 20kb, 6 pages]
Planning calls are held each month.
For more information, please contact Mark Allen, our Tribal Ombudsman, at 214-665-2719.