The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mission Statement:

EPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment air, water, and land upon which life depends. For 30 years, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. Also view EPA's Strategic Plan and policy resources.

Our Mission
EPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment air, water, and land upon which life depends. For 30 years, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. Also view EPA's Strategic Plan and policy resources.

Who We Are

18,000 people in Headquarters program offices, 10 regional offices, and 17 labs across the country, EPA employs a highly educated, technically trained staff, more than half of whom are engineers, scientists, and environmental protection specialists. A large number of employees are legal, public affairs, financial, and computer specialists. EPA is led by the Administrator who is appointed by the President of the United States.

What We Do

EPA provides leadership in the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. EPA works closely with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and Indian tribes to develop and enforce regulations under existing environmental laws. EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs and delegates to states and tribes responsibility for issuing permits, and monitoring and enforcing compliance. Where national standards are not met, EPA can issue  sanctions and take other steps to assist the states and tribes in reaching the desired levels of environmental quality.
The Agency also works with industries an  all levels of government in a wide variety of voluntary pollution prevention programs and energy conservation efforts.

Jobs at EPA
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Mailing Address
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What We Do

EPA provides leadership in the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. EPA works closely with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and Indian tribes to develop and enforce regulations under existing environmental laws. EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs and delegates to states and tribes responsibility for issuing permits, and monitoring and enforcing compliance. Where national standards are not met, EPA can issue sanctions and take other steps to assist the states and tribes in reaching the desired levels of environmental quality. The Agency also works with industries and all levels of government in a wide variety of voluntary pollution prevention  programs and energy conservation efforts.

Organization: Explore the Agency organization chart and access information about specific program offices, regional offices, and labs across the country.

Budget and Performance: Access primary budget documents, information about performance measures, EPA's annual report, and various other management reports, including:

Federal Manager's Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) reports and Semi-Annual reports to Congress
Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) measures

Contracting Opportunities: Access information about contracting opportunities at EPA.

Grants and Environmental Funding: Learn more about the grants and other financial resources available from EPA.

Our History

In July of 1970, the White House and Congress worked together to establish the EPA in response to the growing public demand for cleaner water, air and land. Prior to the establishment of the EPA, the national government was not structured  to make a coordinated attack on the pollutants which harm human health and degrade the environment. The EPA was assigned the daunting task of repairing  the damage already done to the natural environment and to establish new criteria to guide Americans in making a cleaner environment a reality.

EPA Regional Offices

Each EPA Regional Office is responsible within its states for the execution of the Agency's programs. Select a region by clicking within the area of the map covered by the region, or use the links located below the map to go directly to a region.

Region 1 - responsible within the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Region 2 - responsible within the states of New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Region 3 - responsible within the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Region 4 - responsible within the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Region 5 - responsible within the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Region 6 - responsible within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Region 7 - responsible within the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Region 8 - responsible within the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Region 9 - responsible within the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the territories of Guam and American Samoa.

Region 10 - responsible within the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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