Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance
1001 Indian School Road, NW, Suite 348
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
Phone: (303) 478-3373
States: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
|Courtney Hoover||Acting Regional Environmental Officer|
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 6.
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 6 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 6.