About EPA

Visiting EPA Headquarters

EPA's Campus at Federal Triangle

EPA's main campus at Federal Triangle consists of a cluster of adjacent buildings including:

  • William Jefferson Clinton North, South (formerly Ariel Rios North and South), East and West, and
  • the Ronald Reagan Building.

The main campus is located around the Woodrow Wilson Plaza between 12th and 14th Streets and Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues NW. The White House, the Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol are within walking distance. See a complete map of the areaExit

Visiting Federal Triangle

Although our street address is 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, the main entrances for visitors are not along Pennsylvania Avenue.  Ask the person you're visiting the name of his or her building, and then follow the instructions below.


Taking the Metro

Federal Triangle Station

EPA's Federal Triangle campus is most easily accessed by taking DC's subway, commonly called "Metro." The campus is located at the Federal Triangle Metro stop on the Blue/Orange lines.

From Federal Triangle Station to the Campus

Get off the Metro at Federal Triangle.  After exiting the turnstiles, go up both escalators to street level.  To your right is the main entrance to the William Jefferson Clinton North building (WJC North) and to your left is the main entrance to the William Jefferson Clinton South building (WJC South). Across the courtyard in front of you is the Reagan Building.  Proceed to the building you are visiting.

View a map of EPA's Federal Triangle campus

From Other Metro Stations to the Campus

The main entrance to EPA's Federal Triangle campus is on 12th St. NW, a half block south of the intersection of 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. About midway through the block headed south, follow the curve of the building to the center arch. and you'll see the Metro escalator for the Federal Triangle station.

The campus is also walking distance from the Metro Center station, which is accessible by Red, Blue, and Orange lines.

  • Come up at the F and 12th Street Exit of Metro Center
  • Turn right (south) onto 12th Street
  • Walk two blocks, crossing E Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Proceed down 12th Street towards the Federal Triangle Metro station entrance (archway with escalators).

See Washington Metro Exitfor more information.

How to Proceed to the Building You are Visiting

View a map of EPA's Federal Triangle campus

Facing away from 12th Street:

  • To your right is WJC North and to your left is WJC South.
  • Across the courtyard in front of you is the Reagan Building.
  • William Jefferson Clinton East and West (WJC East and WJC West) are along Constitution Avenue. To get there, turn around, walk out to 12th Street, turn right and walk to Constitution Avenue. WJC East is the first building on the right, followed by the Mellon Auditorium and WJC West.

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Driving Directions

Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC  20460

View a map of EPA's Federal Triangle campus

If you are coming by taxi, most taxi drivers will know where to go if you say "EPA at Federal Triangle" or "EPA at Twelfth and Pennsylvania." If you are arriving by bike or car...

From Northern Virginia/Areas Southwest

  • North on I-395 North
  • Cross the Potomac River
  • Bear to the left to exit on 14th Street NW
  • Cross the National Mall
  • Right onto Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Start looking for a garage to park in. There is underground parking in one building EPA is located in, the Ronald Reagan Building, and there are multiple garages on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue on 12th, 13th, E, F, G and other nearby streets.
  • The main entrance to EPA's Federal Triangle campus is on 12th St. NW, a half block south of the intersection of 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. About midway through the block headed south, follow the curve of the building to the center arch. and you'll see the Metro escalator for the Federal Triangle station. View a map of EPA's Federal Triangle campus. Proceed to the building you are visiting. Facing away from 12th Street:
    • To your right is WJC North and to your left is WJC South.
    • Across the courtyard in front of you is the Reagan Building.
    • WJC East and West are along Constitution Avenue. To get there, turn around, walk out to 12th Street, turn right and walk to Constitution Avenue. WJC East is the first building on the right, followed by the Mellon Auditorium and WJC West.

From Dulles International Airport/Areas West

  • East on the Dulles Airport Access Road / Toll Road. Cross I-495 (the Beltway).
  • Merge onto I-66 East.
  • Cross the Potomac River
  • Continue straight on US-50 East/Constitution Avenue
  • Left onto 15th Street NW
  • Right onto Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Start looking for a garage to park in. There is underground parking in one building EPA is located in, the Ronald Reagan Building, and there are multiple garages on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue on 12th, 13th, E, F, G and other nearby streets.
  • The main entrance to EPA's Federal Triangle campus is on 12th St. NW, a half block south of the intersection of 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. About midway through the block headed south, follow the curve of the building to the center arch. and you'll see the Metro escalator for the Federal Triangle station. View a map of EPA's Federal Triangle campus.  Proceed to the building you are visiting. Facing away from 12th Street:
    • To your right is WJC North and to your left is WJC South.
    • Across the courtyard in front of you is the Reagan Building.
    • WJC East and West are along Constitution Avenue. To get there, turn around, walk out to 12th Street, turn right and walk to Constitution Avenue. WJC East is the first building on the right, followed by the Mellon Auditorium and WJC West.

From Ronald Reagan National Airport/Areas South

  • Exit north from the airport onto the George Washington Parkway
  • North at the first exit on I-395 North
  • Cross the Potomac River
  • Bear to the left to exit onto 14th Street NW
  • Cross the National Mall
  • Right onto Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Start looking for a garage to park in. There is underground parking in one building EPA is located in, the Ronald Reagan Building, and there are multiple garages on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue on 12th, 13th, E, F, G and other nearby streets.
  • The main entrance to EPA's Federal Triangle campus is on 12th St. NW, a half block south of the intersection of 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. About midway through the block headed south, follow the curve of the building to the center arch. and you'll see the Metro escalator for the Federal Triangle station. View a map of EPA's Federal Triangle campus.  Proceed to the building you are visiting. Facing away from 12th Street:
    • To your right is WJC North and to your left is WJC South.
    • Across the courtyard in front of you is the Reagan Building.
    • WJC East and West are along Constitution Avenue. To get there, turn around, walk out to 12th Street, turn right and walk to Constitution Avenue. WJC East is the first building on the right, followed by the Mellon Auditorium and WJC West.

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport/Areas North

  • West on I-195
  • South on Exit 2B to MD-295 towards Washington
  • Right onto New York Avenue/US-50 West, remain on New York for several miles
  • Left onto 14th Street
  • Left onto Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Start looking for a garage to park in. There is underground parking in one building EPA is located in, the Ronald Reagan Building, and there are multiple garages on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue on 12th, 13th, E, F, G and other nearby streets.
  • The main entrance to EPA's Federal Triangle campus is on 12th St. NW, a half block south of the intersection of 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. About midway through the block headed south, follow the curve of the building to the center arch. and you'll see the Metro escalator for the Federal Triangle station. View a map of EPA's Federal Triangle campus.  Proceed to the building you are visiting. Facing away from 12th Street:
    • To your right is WJC North and to your left is WJC South.
    • Across the courtyard in front of you is the Reagan Building.
    • WJC East and West are along Constitution Avenue. To get there, turn around, walk out to 12th Street, turn right and walk to Constitution Avenue. WJC East is the first building on the right, followed by the Mellon Auditorium and WJC West.

From Bethesda and Rockville/Areas Northwest

  • South on I-270
  • Merge onto I-495 South (The Beltway) towards Northern Virginia
  • Cross the Potomac River
  • South on George Washington Memorial Parkway/Georgetown Pike at Exit 43-44 (to VA-193)
  • North on I-395 Exit
  • Cross the Potomac River
  • Bear to the left to exit on 14th Street NW
  • Cross the National Mall
  • Right onto Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Start looking for a garage to park in. There is underground parking in one building EPA is located in, the Ronald Reagan Building, and there are multiple garages on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue on 12th, 13th, E, F, G and other nearby streets.
  • The main entrance to EPA's Federal Triangle campus is on 12th St. NW, a half block south of the intersection of 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. About midway through the block headed south, follow the curve of the building to the center arch. and you'll see the Metro escalator for the Federal Triangle station. View a map of EPA's Federal Triangle campus.  Proceed to the building you are visiting. Facing away from 12th Street:
    • To your right is WJC North and to your left is WJC South.
    • Across the courtyard in front of you is the Reagan Building.
    • WJC East and West are along Constitution Avenue. To get there, turn around, walk out to 12th Street, turn right and walk to Constitution Avenue. WJC East is the first building on the right, followed by the Mellon Auditorium and WJC West.

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Bike Parking

View a map that displays bike parking locations around EPA's Federal Triangle campus. Exit

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Car Parking

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

There is an underground parking garage available for guests. The garage entrance is located at 13-1/2 Street off of Pennsylvania Avenue, opposite Freedom Plaza.

Visit the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center's website Exit for parking rates and other information on the parking garage.

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Building Access

Guests visiting EPA Headquarters can enter at these Federal Triangle locations:

  • William Jefferson Clinton North and South: Federal Triangle Metro stop entrances
  • William Jefferson Clinton East and West: Constitution Avenue entrances
  • Ronald Reagan Building: 14th Street entrance

Please review the information under the Security/Building Access tab before you visit.


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Headquarters Buildings in Virginia

EPA staff for the offices listed below work in the One Potomac Yard (also known as Potomac Yard South) and Two Potomac Yard (also known as Potomac Yard North) buildings in Arlington, Virginia, near the Crystal City Metro station.

Street/Physical/Delivery Address

One Potomac Yard
2777 S. Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Two Potomac Yard
2733 S. Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Mailing Addresses

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Directions: Public Transportation

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The closest Washington Metrorail station is Crystal City (Blue/Yellow lines) but please note that Metro is approximately one mile from our building.

From the Crystal City station,

  • at the top of the escalator turn left to head south on Jefferson Davis Highway,
  • turn left onto 27th Street, and
  • turn right onto Crystal Drive to 2777 / 2733 S. Crystal.

Besides walking, street transportation includes:

Directions: Driving

From U.S. Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) turn eastward on 27th Street. Go straight ahead (the road actually veers slightly to the left, then right) to Crystal Drive. Turn left on Crystal Drive and One Potomac Yard is the large building immediately on your right across Crystal Drive from the Hyatt Hotel.

Public parking, at an hourly or all-day rate, is available in the underground garage. The garage is located on Potomac Ave, which is behind the building.

Building Access

Please review the information under the Security/Building Access tab before you visit.

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Headquarters Buildings in Maryland

EPA staff for the offices listed below work in our Environmental Science Center at Fort Meade.

Address and Telephone

US EPA
Environmental Science Center
701 Mapes Road
Fort Meade, MD 20755-5350
410-305-2600
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Driving Directions 

View driving directions from Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis and Howard County

Building Access

The Environmental Science Center is located on a closed military post. Before you visit, please review:

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Security/Building Access

Guests visiting any EPA headquarters building, no matter the location:

  • need to have an acceptable form of photo identification, such as a driver's license, to enter;
  • may be asked to go through a metal detector; and
  • must be signed in and escorted by an EPA employee. Call from the lobby the EPA staff person you wish to visit for an escort to your meeting location.

Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification

The Department of Homeland Security has begun implementing REAL ID Act requirements for visitors who present state-issued driver’s licenses as IDs at restricted federal facilities. Driver's licenses from states that do not comply with the REAL ID Act will not be accepted as identification. In EPA headquarters buildings, driver’s licenses from the following states and territory do not comply with REAL ID Act requirements and will not be considered acceptable forms of photo IDs:

  • American Samoa
  • Arizona
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Minnesota*
  • New York*
  • Oklahoma
  • Washington*

(*Note that enhanced driver’s licenses from Minnesota, New York and Washington are acceptable.)  Individuals from these states may present alternative forms of identification:

One of These Items or Two of These Items (one must include a photograph)
  • Federal ID (PIV card, similar to an EPASS badge)
  • U.S. passport
  • Permanent resident card (green card)
  • Foreign passport
  • U.S. military ID
 
  • ID card issued by federal, state, or local government
  • School ID
  • Voter registration card
  • Native American tribal document
  • Social Security card
  • Birth certificate
  • U.S. citizen ID card
  • Student green card
  • Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security

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