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 participate in managing human health and environmental risks;

- environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and

- the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.

We’re looking for a Communications Advisor to work in our Regional Administrator’s office on high-priority initiatives. ...
01/05/2024

We’re looking for a Communications Advisor to work in our Regional Administrator’s office on high-priority initiatives. Check out the job description and apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/767381700 by Jan. 8!

Join us in celebrating   this January!   recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of anim...
01/04/2024

Join us in celebrating this January!
recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment: when we protect one, we protect all. Learn more about One Health: https://www.epa.gov/one-health

January is  ! Learn about the health risks of radon gas and why it’s important to   for  https://www.epa.gov/radon
01/03/2024

January is !
Learn about the health risks of radon gas and why it’s important to for
https://www.epa.gov/radon

Holidays are perfect occasions to get the "good" dishes out 🍽️🍷 - and save the plastic & paper stuff (the compostable🌱 a...
12/28/2023

Holidays are perfect occasions to get the "good" dishes out 🍽️🍷 - and save the plastic & paper stuff (the compostable🌱 and/or recycled-content kind♻️) for another day.
Your table will look festive🎉 and you'll be reducing waste🌎💚!

https://epa.gov/recycle/reducing-waste-what-you-can-do %20for%20the%20Holidays

Did you have a GREEN 💚 Christmas?Old-fashioned gift wrapping, like recyclable brown paper and twine, with natural elemen...
12/27/2023

Did you have a GREEN 💚 Christmas?
Old-fashioned gift wrapping, like recyclable brown paper and twine, with natural elements for flair, can be both charming and better for the environment! ♻️🌎😍

, https://www.epa.gov/recycle

We’re committed to protecting   and the environment. 🌎See how we’re helping restore a damaged environment 🐸 at a 400 acr...
12/21/2023

We’re committed to protecting and the environment. 🌎

See how we’re helping restore a damaged environment 🐸 at a 400 acre marsh 🦆 creation and restoration project at in Louisiana!

A large marsh creation project is underway east of Hackberry and west of the Calcasieu Ship Channel.

The Office of Communities, Tribes and Environmental Assessment team from R6 attended & provided remarks about   🌎 during...
12/19/2023

The Office of Communities, Tribes and Environmental Assessment team from R6 attended & provided remarks about 🌎 during the 8th Annual Environmental Summit at Hendrix College in Arkansas!

Over 75 community advocates and EJ leaders from various organizations participated in the summit.

The main topic of the summit was to gain a better understanding about EJ. Other topics covered during the summit included funding, urban farming and , renewable energy & transmission, and critical resource planning for the future in Arkansas water resources.

📢 Fresh news!$1.5M   Job Training Grants to recruit & train workers 👷🏼 for community revitalization & cleanup projects!L...
12/18/2023

📢 Fresh news!
$1.5M Job Training Grants to recruit & train workers 👷🏼 for community revitalization & cleanup projects!
Latest funding is supported by the & will boost workforce training in underserved and overburdened communities!

LOUISIANA: $500,000 for Honeybee Strategies
TEXAS: $500,000 for The City of Texarkana, Texas
NEW MEXICO: $500,000 for Santa Fe Community College (NM)

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  you can use our website to easily look up environmental issues in your community or see if companies are complying wit...
12/15/2023

you can use our website to easily look up environmental issues in your community or see if companies are complying with regulations? Visit epa.gov/data to find data like this, see how we use data & learn how you can use that for your community.

📢  We joined efforts w/ the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a draft National...
12/14/2023

📢
We joined efforts w/ the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss & Waste & Recycling Organics. The goal is to prevent the loss & waste of food & build cleaner communities.
Find out more! http://epa.gov/circulareconomy

Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of Agriculture   Management Grant Program. The program is de...
12/13/2023

Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Management Grant Program. The program is designed to assist communities by awarding grant funding to qualified organizations that provide technical assistance and training. Funds can be used to help reduce or eliminate the pollution of water resources and improve planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas.
Applications close January 2!
https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/350412

Join us for our Enforcement & Compliance History Online webinar 📅 TUE, DEC 12, 12:30-1:30 PM CT.This webinar will explor...
12/11/2023

Join us for our Enforcement & Compliance History Online webinar 📅 TUE, DEC 12, 12:30-1:30 PM CT.
This webinar will explore the Hazardous Waste Facility Search & Hazardous Waste EPA/State Dashboard.
Register at https://echo.epa.gov/help/training to reserve your spot!

12/07/2023

📢Applications are now open for the 2024-2026 Grant Cycle.

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation is calling for proposals to support environmental initiatives that will enhance climate adaptation by working with Indigenous Peoples and local communities to recognize, apply, and protect traditional and Indigenous Knowledge systems.
🌎🌿

Eligible applicants based in , and the include:

🟢Tribal Nations
🟢Indigenous Peoples and Communities
🟢Non-profit organizations
🟢Academia

C$1.75 Million are available and we encourage applicants to submit proposals up to C$185,000.

Deadline 🗓️18 January 2024
Apply here 👉 https://bit.ly/3R6qI9Y

Everyone should be able to turn on the tap and have  . We just brought America one step closer to that goal by proposing...
12/06/2023

Everyone should be able to turn on the tap and have .

We just brought America one step closer to that goal by proposing improvements to the Lead and Copper Rule that will help reduce lead in drinking water. 🚰

Region 6 Administrator, Dr. Earthea Nance, joined Dr. Tamara Brown, Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs at The Un...
12/04/2023

Region 6 Administrator, Dr. Earthea Nance, joined Dr. Tamara Brown, Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas at Arlington, for a ceremonial MOU signing in Houston.

The MOU with UTA gives us the opportunity to share our knowledge in environmental science and public health with UTA students and future applicants through webinars and recruitment activities.

Region 6 Administrator, Dr. Earthea Nance, delivered a keynote address at the The University of Texas at Arlington on Oi...
12/04/2023

Region 6 Administrator, Dr. Earthea Nance, delivered a keynote address at the The University of Texas at Arlington on Oil and Gas Conference in Houston. The Conference is a collaboration between UTA, U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and industry, and brings together key decision makers to cultivate a better understanding of how industry and regulators can work together to achieve better safety and environmental operations and regulatory compliance.

On behalf of the   Program, we cordially invite you to participate in a public meeting of the TX-NM-Chihuahua Region - E...
12/02/2023

On behalf of the Program, we cordially invite you to participate in a public meeting of the TX-NM-Chihuahua Region - Environmental Education Task Force.

📅TUE, DEC 5 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT

Attend via zoom: https://usepa.zoomgov.com/j/1606481501

Happy 53rd birthday to us! 🎂 Cheers to 53 years of protecting human health, the environment, and continuing the good wor...
12/02/2023

Happy 53rd birthday to us! 🎂 Cheers to 53 years of protecting human health, the environment, and continuing the good work for many more years to come. 🥳

The North American Development Bank and ourselves would like to thank everyone who joined us for the   Requests for Prop...
12/01/2023

The North American Development Bank and ourselves would like to thank everyone who joined us for the Requests for Proposals Workshops.

📅 The deadline for applications is DEC 4 at 6PM CT!

More information can be found at the NADBank RFP webpage https://www.nadb.org/news/border-2025-request-for-proposals

R6 Administrator, Dr. Earthea Nance, highlighted Achieving Community Tasks Successfully (ACTS) work to promote air monit...
11/30/2023

R6 Administrator, Dr. Earthea Nance, highlighted Achieving Community Tasks Successfully (ACTS) work to promote air monitoring in Houston communities. ACTS is a non-profit that utilizes & community inclusion / initiatives to serve their community.
They were awarded 💰$500K for an project!

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