EPA's Office of Homeland Security
EPA's national and homeland security programs enhance our nation's ability to prevent, protect, respond, mitigate, and recover from intentional, unintentional, or natural events or disasters.
Within EPA, the Office of Homeland Security (OHS) serves as the lead for national and homeland security missions by informing national security decisions and policy-making efforts, countering threats to Agency equities and interests, expanding Agency resources through effective partnerships, and providing a national capability to coordinate and integrate homeland security resources.
EPA’s homeland security mission focuses around EPA’s primary mission-essential functions and responsibilities related to emergency response and water security.
Maintaining preparedness and filling critical knowledge gaps are among EPA's Homeland Security priorities.
EPA is responsible for recovery and response assistance in many different kinds of disaster situations.