Regional Offices - Albuquerque

White Sands National Monument

General Information

Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance
Albuquerque Region
1001 Indian School Road, NW, Suite 348
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
Phone: (505) 563-3572
Fax: (505) 563-3066
States: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX


Name Title
Stephen Spencer
Regional Environmental Officer
Susan King
Regional Environmental Protection Specialist

Principal Program Areas

Principal program areas of the Regional Office include:

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

The Office assures compliance with NEPA through review of environmental documents and by providing environmental compliance consultation with bureaus.

Federal Project Reviews

The Office manages the Department's technical and policy reviews of the environmental and natural resource aspects of non-Interior projects and proposals through NEPA, FERC, and other environmental reviews in Region VI.

Emergency Response

The Office coordinates, provides leadership for, and promotes consistency in the Department's responses to incidents affecting natural and cultural resources and historic properties, lands and facilities under the Department's jurisdiction during and following oil discharges, hazardous substance releases, and natural disasters. This includes removals at hazardous materials sites under Superfund in Region VI and representation of the Department on the Region 6 Regional Response Team and the U.S./Mexico Inland and Gulf Joint Response Teams.

Hazardous Materials Management

The Office may assist headquarters office to coordinate and oversee all remedial, corrective, and management actions of the Department involving hazardous material responsibilities under a variety of Federal and State statutes.

Staff Support to Secretary

The Office, through the headquarters office, advises the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget, and other top Departmental officials about policies, programs, and individual actions affecting natural resources and environmental quality in Region VI.

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