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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 U.S. EPA South Central Regional Office Serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. EPA's purpose is to ensure that:

- all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work;

- national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information;

- federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively;

- environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S.

policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;

- all parts of society -- communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments -- have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively partici

policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;

- all parts of society -- communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments -- have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively partici

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📣 It’s #FoodWasteActionWeek!#DYK, the average person throws away 153 lbs of food per year? Storing food properly can mak...
03/11/2022

📣 It’s #FoodWasteActionWeek!
#DYK, the average person throws away 153 lbs of food per year?
Storing food properly can make it last longer. Learn how you can help save the planet 🌎 & prevent food waste 🍌 with storage tips and more, at: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/preventing-wasted-food-home.

Next week is #FixALeak Week! Get ready to take 10 minutes to look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and oth...
03/11/2022

Next week is #FixALeak Week! Get ready to take 10 minutes to look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too. Learn more about leaks at https://epa.gov/watersense/fix-leak-week.

Today, Regional Administrator #EPAEartheaNance at the Texas Water Conservation Association Annual Convention: “…the Pres...
03/11/2022

Today, Regional Administrator #EPAEartheaNance at the Texas Water Conservation Association Annual Convention: “…the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will utilize billions of dollars for infrastructure improvement projects and represents the largest increase in the EPA budget since we were founded in 1970. The Law’s investment in the water sector is nothing short of transformational.”

We’re offering $23 million in grants, including $14 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, for #PollutionPreven...
03/10/2022

We’re offering $23 million in grants, including $14 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, for #PollutionPrevention projects that help protect communities while lowering costs for businesses. https://www.epa.gov/p2/grant-programs-pollution-prevention
#EPAP2grants #BuildingABetterAmerica

Únase a las próximas reuniones públicas de los grupos de trabajo binacionales de nuestro programa México-EE. UU. #Fronte...
03/08/2022

Únase a las próximas reuniones públicas de los grupos de trabajo binacionales de nuestro programa México-EE. UU. #Frontera2025
- 11 de marzo, Políticas de Residuos;
- 16 de marzo, Políticas de Preparación y Respuesta a Emergencias;
- 17 de marzo, Políticas de Aire;
- 17 de marzo, Políticas de Agua.
Más en: https://www.epa.gov/usmexicoborder/borderwide-calendar.

Join our U.S.-Mexico #Border2025 program for these upcoming bi-national workgroup public meetings:- March 11, Waste Poli...
03/08/2022

Join our U.S.-Mexico #Border2025 program for these upcoming bi-national workgroup public meetings:
- March 11, Waste Policy;
- March 16, Emergency Preparedness and Response Policy;
- March 17, Air Policy;
- March 17, Water Policy.
More at: https://www.epa.gov/usmexicoborder/borderwide-calendar.

03/08/2022

This #InternationalWomensDay, we recognize the women across EPA who make our mission of protecting public health and the environment a reality.

Join our partners at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environ...
03/08/2022

Join our partners at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health for a webinar on the health effects from repeated exposure to ingredients in household disinfectants: March 15, Noon to 1 pm CT. More at:https://www.swcpeh.org/_documents/pdf/events/flyer-grandrounds-cleaning-chem-exposures-march-3-15-31-2022-v_1_1.pdf #ChildrensHealth

03/04/2022

$800k in funding is available for scrap tire management, illegal dumpsite abatement, recycling and composting projects throughout New Mexico. Apply for a RAID Grant by 3/25/2022! https://bit.ly/3sZkqgf

Did you miss the listening session on our draft Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities in U.S. Communities? C...
03/04/2022
2/15/2022 Listening Session on Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures & Disparities in U.S. Communities

Did you miss the listening session on our draft Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities in U.S. Communities? Check out the recording to see the presentations and responses to comments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k46W8kIkl-o.
More info: https://www.epa.gov/lead/draft-strategy-reduce-lead-exposures-and-disparities-us-communities.

NOTE: If you need captions, please click the CC button on the player to turn them on.This is a recording of the EPA Region 6 Listening Session that occurred ...

03/03/2022
EPA Leadership in the Lead Paint Alliance | US EPA
03/03/2022
EPA Leadership in the Lead Paint Alliance | US EPA

EPA Leadership in the Lead Paint Alliance | US EPA

The Global Alliance is an international global partnership of Governments, private industry, and NGOs that works to promote the phase-out of the use of lead in paint.

EPA Leadership in the Lead Paint Alliance | US EPA
03/03/2022
EPA Leadership in the Lead Paint Alliance | US EPA

EPA Leadership in the Lead Paint Alliance | US EPA

The Global Alliance is an international global partnership of Governments, private industry, and NGOs that works to promote the phase-out of the use of lead in paint.

Megacities Partnership | US EPA
03/03/2022
Megacities Partnership | US EPA

Megacities Partnership | US EPA

Considerations in designing an effective control strategy related to air quality, controlling pollution sources, need for regional or national controls, steps to developing a control strategy, and additional EPA resources.

03/02/2022

March 1st is the beginning of both #Ozone and #PrescribedBurn season in #Oklahoma. DEQ issues health advisories when the #AirQualityIndex may be unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sign up for Air Quality Health Advisories at: https://go.usa.gov/xz4GY #KeepAnEyeOnYourAQI

02/28/2022

Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth at EPA means celebrating the historic appointment of Michael S. Regan – the first Black man to lead the agency. We are grateful for his leadership to tackle climate change, advance environmental justice, and protect communities across the country.

02/28/2022

#PesticideSafety tip! When working with #pesticides, wash outdoor work clothes separately to prevent pesticide residue from getting on other clothes. 🧺 https://bit.ly/factorinvisiblevid

#NPSEM #NationalPesticideSafetyEducationMonth

Special recognition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 recipients of the Commission for Environm...
02/24/2022
EJ4Climate: Environmental Justice and Climate Resilience

Special recognition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 recipients of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation North America #EJ4Climate grants: Upper Gila Watershed Alliance in New Mexico and Common Ground Relief in Louisiana!

A grant program that supports underserved and vulnerable communities, and Indigenous communities, in Canada, Mexico, and the United States to prepare for climate-related impacts.  

We’re hiring! Check out this entry-level position for an Environmental Protection Specialist in Dallas. But be quick – t...
02/23/2022

We’re hiring! Check out this entry-level position for an Environmental Protection Specialist in Dallas. But be quick – the announcement closes Feb. 28!
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/638396100

US and State of Louisiana Settlement with Firestone Polymers to Bring Cleaner Air to Southwest Louisiana Communities: ht...
02/23/2022
US and State of Louisiana Settlement with Firestone Polymers to Bring Cleaner Air to Southwest Louisiana Communities | US EPA

US and State of Louisiana Settlement with Firestone Polymers to Bring Cleaner Air to Southwest Louisiana Communities: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/us-and-state-louisiana-settlement-firestone-polymers-bring-cleaner-air-southwest.

EPA News Release: US and State of Louisiana Settlement with Firestone Polymers to Bring Cleaner Air to Southwest Louisiana Communities

02/22/2022

Do you have dead lithium-ion batteries? Or any devices they came in (like wireless headphones)?

Don't put 'em in your household garbage or #recycling bin. Check with your household hazardous waste (HHW) program or battery/electronics recycler for options.

https://www.epa.gov/recycle/used-lithium-ion-batteries

DYK? Tip #5 on our Ten Tips to Protect Children from Pesticides and Lead Poisoning includes: “Never transfer pesticides ...
02/18/2022
Ten Tips to Protect Children from Pesticides and Lead Poisoning | US EPA

DYK? Tip #5 on our Ten Tips to Protect Children from Pesticides and Lead Poisoning includes: “Never transfer pesticides to other containers that children may associate with food or drink (like soda bottles), and never place rodent or insect baits where small children can get to them.” #PesticideEducationSafetyMonth

These simple steps can help you save children from environmental hazards around the home.

Have you met Gil, our #VillageBlue Reactive Fish Sculpture? Gil uses electronics and LED lights that move and change col...
02/17/2022

Have you met Gil, our #VillageBlue Reactive Fish Sculpture? Gil uses electronics and LED lights that move and change color to show real-time changes in Lake Pontchartrain’s water quality. To learn more about Gil and our Village Blue Lake Pontchartrain project, visit: www.epa.gov/water-research/village-blue

And we have a winner…….
We asked you to vote on a name for our water quality fish sculpture. The votes have been tallied. And the winner is Gil!
Thanks to all who participated. Come visit Gil in our Lakeside Learning Lab at the New Canal Lighthouse. We’re open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. For more information go to: https://scienceforourcoast.org/lighthouse-museum-2/history/
#pontchartrainconservancy #nameourfish #scienceforourcoast #PCwaterquality #newcanallighthouse #neworleanslakefront

President's Environmental Youth Award | US EPA
02/17/2022
President's Environmental Youth Award | US EPA

President's Environmental Youth Award | US EPA

The President's Environmental Youth Award is a recognition program for K-12 students who conduct an environmental stewardship and community service project. One winner or group is recognized from each of EPA's 10 regions.

Únase a nosotros y a City of Grand Prairie - Municipal Government para una reunión virtual bilingüe de alcance público y...
02/17/2022

Únase a nosotros y a City of Grand Prairie - Municipal Government para una reunión virtual bilingüe de alcance público y actualización del sitio #Superfund Delfasco Forge en Grand Prairie, Texas. Más información: www.epa.gov/superfund/delfasco-forge.

Join us and City of Grand Prairie - Municipal Government for a virtual, bilingual outreach meeting and site update for t...
02/16/2022

Join us and City of Grand Prairie - Municipal Government for a virtual, bilingual outreach meeting and site update for the Delfasco Forge #Superfund site in Grand Prairie, Texas. More at www.epa.gov/superfund/delfasco-forge.

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