Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Lunch and Learn Presentation on the quality of drinking water was held on October 28, 2015 from 11:00am - 12:00pm in the Kiowa room of the Main Interior Building. The session was coordinated by Saundra Jackson, Industrial Hygienist, OFAS Safety, Health, and Environmental Branch. She can answer your questions at 202-219-0847 or Saundra_Jackson@ios.doi.gov. Please click here for the presentation.
2015 Drinking Water Quality Testing Results
The Office of Facilities and Administrative Services is pleased to present your 2015 drinking water quality testing results for the Main Interior Building (MIB) and South Interior Building (SIB). On May 18, 2015, an independent laboratory, sampled potable water sources testing for lead, copper, total chlorine and total coliforms. Test results from all water samples were negative or well below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits for drinking water quality and no system adjustments are necessary. Additional testing of the drinking water system for the MIB and SIB will continue annually.
The Branch of Building Operations is responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and care of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building and the South Interior Building (Interior Complex). The standard services that are provided to occupants include:
Daily operation of the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on each government workday.
Repair and maintenance of the building equipment and component systems
The costs for these services are included in the rent payments made by each occupant organization. With the exception of the recycling program which was a Department initiative that started in the Interior Complex in 1988, the Branch of Building Operations is responsible for providing the above services as outlined in the Delegation of Authority Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Interior and the General Services Administration.
Building Maintenance and Repairs
Your comfort is important to us. We know you cannot do your best work if you are distracted by environmental conditions in your office. Our policy is to maintain office temperatures between 72° - 74° Fahrenheit. If the conditions in your office are outside these parameters, contact the Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS) service desk on 208-2222 that we may make any needed repairs or adjustments. Our goal is to respond to each request within one business day.
The Branch of Building Operations is responsible for providing a full range of custodial services for the occupants of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building and South Interior Building. The cost for this service is included in the rent paid by your bureau or office.
You may contact us through the administrative contact for your bureau or office, the OFAS service desk on (202) 208-2222, or one of the individuals below: