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Regional Administrator for EPA's South Central Region (Region 6)

Anne L. Idsal

Anne IdsalAnne L. Idsal serves as the Regional Administrator for EPA Region 6. Her responsibilities include overseeing the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations. Ms. Idsal joined the Agency having spent her career working for the Texas state government in helping shape environmental and land policy for the state.

Anne Idsal served as the first female Chief Clerk of the Texas General Land Office where she oversaw all budget and expenditure matters, and initiated the Office’s reorganization efforts to optimize business functions and provide cost-savings for taxpayers. She previously served as the general counsel to Texas General Land Office where she provided substantive and procedural legal counsel to the Commissioner and led an office of attorneys on issues relating to oil and gas, coastal lands, public lands, financial transactions, and general law.

An experienced Texas lawyer with extensive government experience, Ms. Idsal served as General Counsel to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, where she provided legal counsel to the Commissioners and oversaw the offices of the Chief Clerk, Public Interest Counsel, and Chief Auditor.  She also served as a Special Counsel to the Chairman, providing counsel on policy development and implementation.

Ms. Idsal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Washington and Lee University, and a law degree from Baylor University.