EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
Protection of human health and safeguard drinking water in EPA Region 6 by ensuring:
Federal/State Drinking Water Statutes are enforced fairly and effectively.
Timely and appropriate enforcement actions are taken against significant SDWA violators and these actions will serve as a deterrent to future violators.
The State Environmental Agencies, the regulated community, and concerned citizens have access to accurate information to effectively participate in sensitive drinking water discussions.
If the EPA Region 6 does not have primacy in a State for a new rule, the DWE will retain direct enforcement authority for rule compliance. For States with primacy, the DWE will encourage the State to form partnership with EPA Region 6 to enforce complex upcoming rules.
Lead/Copper Rule; Surface Water Treatment Rule; Public Notification Rule; Total Coliform Rule; Chemical and Radiological Rule; and Consumer Confidence Rule are a few examples of the SDWA's regulations.