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Organization Chart for EPA's Region 6 Office
Office of External Affairs
Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division
Office of Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs
Water Quality Protection Division
Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Division
Office of Regional Counsel
Ron Curry, Regional Administrator
EPA’s Region 6 office includes:
- Office of External Affairs
- Management Division
- Environmental Services Branch Laboratory
- Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division
- EPA Border Office
- Superfund Division
- Office of Regional Counsel
- Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Division
- Water Quality Protection Division
- Office of Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs
Director: David Gray
What We Do: The Office of External Affairs is responsible for maintaining effective relationships with federal, state, and local elected and appointed officials; community groups; and media. The office also serves as the Regional Administrator's focal point for speaking events and Environmental Education and directs the public to appropriate sources of information through the Public Information Center.
Assistant Regional Administrator for Management: James McDonald
What We Do: The Management Division is responsible for laboratory analysis, strategic planning, budget and financial resources, human resources, information planning and management, computer services, telecommunications, and administrative support.
Director: Wren Stenger
What We Do: The Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division is responsible for the federal Clean Air Act; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; Toxic Substances Control Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA); and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The division has enforcement responsibilities for the Underground Storage Tank program, EPCRA, manage the U.S.-Mexico Border Program, and the pesticides program.
Location: El Paso, Texas
Office Director: Dr. Carlos A. Rincon
What We Do: The Border Liaison Office, located in El Paso, Texas, under the U.S.-Mexico Border Program, provides local access to information related to EPA binational programs, including the Border 2020 Plan.
Director: Carl Edlund, P.E.
What We Do: The Superfund Division implements and enforces the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, and the Oil Pollution Act and the Brownfields program.
Regional Counsel: Suzanne Murray
What We Do: The Office of Regional Counsel is responsible for advising on the legal sufficiency of permits, program delegation to the States, grants, Freedom of Information Act, general law, personnel and ethics issues, as well as providing official legal interpretation of Agency regulations.
Director: John Blevins
What We Do: The mission of the Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Division is to promote environmental compliance with Federal environmental regulations in partnership with our States and Tribes. CAED is responsible for single and multimedia inspections, investigations, and where appropriate, enforcement actions for violations of the Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Safe Drinking Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (Hazardous Waste); Public Water Supply and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
This division also serves as the Region's focal point for Compliance Assistance; Pollution Prevention (P2); National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review; Regional Air Impact Modeling Initiative (RAIMI) and Geographic Information System Screening Tool (GISST) – both are tools that aid in viewing impacts on the environment.
Director: Bill Honker
What We Do: The Director, Deputy Director and five Associate Directors provide oversight of the water programs in Region 6. The Division communicates EPA’s national and regional operating guidance to the states and tribes and assists them in developing comprehensive water programs through federal funding and technical assistance. With these and other resources, states develop the capability to assume federal water programs through delegation agreements. Technical and financial assistance is also provided to state and local agencies and to tribes.
Director: Steve Gilrein (Acting)
What We Do: The Office of Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs works closely with tribal nations and environmental justice communities to facilitate culturally sensitive communication and find non-paternalistic solutions to their environmental challenges. The Office promotes the meaningful involvement of environmental justice communities and tribal nations in the development and implementation of laws, regulations, and policies designed to protect the environment. It interacts with federally recognized tribes on a government-to-government basis consistent with their inherent sovereignty and pursues collaborative partnerships with environmental justice communities, other government agencies, and tribal organizations to address environmental impacts in environmentally stressed communities.