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, Texas, and 66 Tribes. Welcome to Region 6! You can also follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EPAregion6 and @EPAregion6!
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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.

Mission: The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

Operating as usual

National Ocean Service
11/30/2020

National Ocean Service

It's the first day of #CoralsWeek! It's also #CyberMonday, so as your plan your holiday please remember that corals are already a gift to our ocean - keep them there by choosing something else as a present. It takes corals decades or longer to create reef structures, so leave corals and other marine life on the reef! https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/coral-jewelry.html

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11/27/2020

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

#ShopSmall safely this holiday season by wearing masks, supporting small businesses online, or using curbside pickup! http://www.sba.gov/saturday

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11/25/2020

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Preparing for a stay-at-home #Thanksgiving?
Before heading to the grocery store, shop your refrigerator and pantry first! By using up what you already have, you'll reduce food waste while saving yourself time and money. #NoWastedFood, https://epa.gov/recycle/reducing-wasted-food-home…

#ICYMI: EPA set a national goal to raise the recycling rate to 50% by 2030. How will you help us get there? Together, we...
11/23/2020

#ICYMI: EPA set a national goal to raise the recycling rate to 50% by 2030. How will you help us get there? Together, we can make it happen. #Recycle50by30

Way to go! More #AirQuality data helps first responders protect people better and faster.
11/20/2020

Way to go! More #AirQuality data helps first responders protect people better and faster.

This week, TCEQ hosted an event in Houston's Hartman Park to unveil our new and improved emergency response assets.

State lawmakers approved nearly $1 million in 2019 to upgrade two existing TCEQ mobile air monitoring vans and purchase a third—a SMART (Strategic Mobile Air Reconnaissance Technology) Rapid Assessment Survey van—that allows the agency to greatly expand the number of pollutants it monitors and more quickly analyze results.

The vans augment a network of over 200 air monitoring stations across the state, maintained by TCEQ and its partners, equipped with more than 400 individual air quality monitors.

TCEQ’s Regional Offices also deploy advanced handheld monitors, which take instantaneous readings of pollutants that reflect air quality at a particular location, to assist their investigations.

To further enhance its surveillance capabilities following disasters, TCEQ recently purchased four unmanned aircraft systems, aka drones.

TCEQ personnel provided demonstrations of the drones and the handheld monitors at Tuesday’s event.

Details: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/news/releases/tceq-unveils-new-and-improved-emergency-response-assets

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality reclaimed over 236,000 tons of road material & 105,000 tons of asphalt ...
11/20/2020
Sustainable Management of Construction and Demolition Materials | US EPA

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality reclaimed over 236,000 tons of road material & 105,000 tons of asphalt in 2017. Read more on how to recycle your construction and debris material at https://www.epa.gov/smm/sustainable-management-construction-and-demolition-materials. #AmericaRecycles

This web page discusses how to sustainably manage construction and demolition materials, Information covers, what they are, and how builders, construction crews, demolition teams,and deign practitioners can divert C&D from landfills.

EPA American Indian Environmental Office
11/20/2020

EPA American Indian Environmental Office

It’s #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth! Follow us as we share achievements advancing environmental progress in Indian country, through our new historic EPA-Tribal accomplishment timeline. Learn more: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-marks-native-american-heritage-month-new-tribal-epa-accomplishments-timeline

The EPA-Tribal accomplishment timeline highlights key milestones throughout EPA’s successful partnership with tribes, celebrating progress on environmental protection in Indian Country over the last 50 years. Check it out at https://www.epa.gov/tribal/50th-anniversary-timeline #TribesandEPA #EPAat50 #NAHM #NAHeritage

We are proud to be a CWPPRA and Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority partner celebrating 30 years of #...
11/18/2020

We are proud to be a CWPPRA and Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority partner celebrating 30 years of #CoastalRestoration. #CWPPRA projects support EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. #CWPPRAat30

CPRA acts as the local cost-share partner and matches 15% of CWPPRA's federal funding. The Louisiana Coastal Master Plan ensures that all restoration projects build on earlier efforts, improving strategies and preserving local communities.

#CWPPRAat30

Thanks to Darlene Boucher for the photo!

11/18/2020
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

#AmericaRecycles #RecycleRight

In the NBA offseason, this is how we practice our shots! We challenge you to show us your recycling moves for America Recycles Day on November 15!!!
Oklahoma City Thunder Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) Oklahoma Green Schools Program Oklahoma Water Resources Board

Reminder: Join us tomorrow at our #recycling town hall! Our partners at Fort Worth City Hall (City of Fort Worth) , NCTC...
11/18/2020

Reminder: Join us tomorrow at our #recycling town hall! Our partners at Fort Worth City Hall (City of Fort Worth) , NCTCOG Environment & Development , and the Recycling Partnership will discuss recycling in the Dallas-Fort Worth area – Thursday, Nov. 19 starting at 1:00 pm CST. Register at http://bit.ly/RecycleTownHall #AmericaRecycles

#Recycling municipal solid waste in Texas has led to an economic impact of over $3.3 billion & more than 17,000 person-y...
11/18/2020
Study on the Economic Impacts of Recycling

#Recycling municipal solid waste in Texas has led to an economic impact of over $3.3 billion & more than 17,000 person-years of direct, indirect, & induced employment! Read the full Texas Commission on Environmental Quality study at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/p2/recycle/study-on-the-economic-impacts-of-recycling. #AmericaRecycles

The TCEQ conducted a study on the current and potential economic impacts of recycling, including state and local revenue that may be considered lost because recyclable materials are not recycled.

11/17/2020

We are proud to be a CWPPRA and Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority partner celebrating 30 years of #CoastalRestoration. #CWPPRA projects support EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. #CWPPRAat30

If you must buy new electronics, be sure to buy ENERGY STAR registered devices. Find your favorite brands at https://www...
11/17/2020
Electronics

If you must buy new electronics, be sure to buy ENERGY STAR registered devices. Find your favorite brands at https://www.energystar.gov/products/electronics #AmericaRecycles

ENERGY STAR certified consumer electronics are built to standards that make them energy efficient, saving you throughout your home.

Calling all wishcyclers! When in doubt, throw it out. No “wishful recycling!” Putting trash and non-recyclables in the r...
11/17/2020

Calling all wishcyclers! When in doubt, throw it out. No “wishful recycling!” Putting trash and non-recyclables in the recycling bin is harmful to people and equipment. How will you #recycle right this #AmericaRecycles Day?

Reminder: Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 10:00 am Central to learn about sustainable management of food and hear ...
11/17/2020

Reminder: Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 10:00 am Central to learn about sustainable management of food and hear from speakers at The University of Texas at Arlington as they discuss their life-cycle approach to university food service. Contact [email protected] for the link to join! #AmericaRecycles

#CoastalRestoration #CWPPRAat30
11/16/2020

#CoastalRestoration #CWPPRAat30

In the last 30 years, CWPPRA has been an incubator for new coastal restoration ideas and strategies that can be tested on a smaller scale through Demonstration Projects!

#CWPPRAat30

Check out CWPPRA's Thin Mat Floating Marsh Demonstration Project here: https://lacoast.gov/new/Projects/Info.aspx?num=TE-36

#CoastalRestoration #CWPPRAat30
11/16/2020

#CoastalRestoration #CWPPRAat30

Wetlands act like a sponge, soaking up the extra water brought in by hurricane winds and wave action. Protecting these valuable coastal areas helps protect residential areas from flooding!

#CWPPRAat30

Learn more at: cwppra.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/hurricanes/

We’re hosting a town hall with our partners at Fort Worth City Hall (City of Fort Worth), NCTCOG Environment & Developme...
11/16/2020

We’re hosting a town hall with our partners at Fort Worth City Hall (City of Fort Worth), NCTCOG Environment & Development, and Recycling Partnership! Join us for a discussion on recycling in the DFW area! You won’t want to miss this, so register at http://bit.ly/RecycleTownHall for the Nov. 19 webinar at 1:00 pm CST. #AmericaRecycles

#AmericaRecyclesDay was yesterday, but you can make every day count when you #RecycleRight and #recycle more. Together, ...
11/16/2020

#AmericaRecyclesDay was yesterday, but you can make every day count when you #RecycleRight and #recycle more. Together, we can make a difference. www.epa.gov/americarecycles

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11/16/2020

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Happy America Recycles Day! How do you plan to #RecycleRight and #recycle more today and every day? Share your tips in a selfie! #AmericaRecycles

You can #RecycleRight by keeping plastic bags out of your recycling bins. Plastic bags jam recycling equipment and can t...
11/12/2020

You can #RecycleRight by keeping plastic bags out of your recycling bins. Plastic bags jam recycling equipment and can take the whole recycling system offline!

Instead, take plastic bags to separate recycling bins at participating grocery/retail stores: https://plasticfilmrecycling.org #AmericaRecycles

#CWPPRAat30
11/12/2020

#CWPPRAat30

In honor of #CWPPRAat30 we will be hosting a Wetland Adventure Prize Pack Give Away!!

Each like, comment, and share on a #CWPPRAat30 post will enter you in a chance to win!

Prize pack includes an Osprey Day Pack from Pack & Paddle in Lafayette, LA, a pair of Nikon Binoculars and Sibley's Guide to Birds from http://www.laretinacenter.com/, a Wetland Art Print from https://www.cathybadermillsfinearts.com/ and a CWPPRA Yeti Rambler!

Winner will be chosen on November 29th, the day CWPRA was signed into law!

Just as important as recycling itself is #recycling the right items. Check what’s approved in your neighborhood at www.b...
11/12/2020

Just as important as recycling itself is #recycling the right items. Check what’s approved in your neighborhood at www.berecycled.org! #AmericaRecycles

Texas Water Resources Institute
11/12/2020

Texas Water Resources Institute

An in-person water quality meeting with an online participation option is set for Nov. 30. The focus of the meeting will be on tributaries of the Neches River below Lake Palestine. Via Texas A&M AgriLife 👉 https://buff.ly/3oQTvQG

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1201 Elm Street, Suite 500
Dallas, TX
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You can take the DART Light Rail or Bus Service as both will bring you very near to Renaissance Tower in downtown Dallas.

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