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Emergency Planners from Five States to Meet in League City, Texas

Release Date: 6/24/1999
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will lead a semiannual meeting of the Region 6 Regional Response Team in League City, Texas, June 29 through July 1. Sixteen federal and a dozen state agencies from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico comprise the team. The team supports federal emergency activities and helps local communities develop effective plans for coping with emergencies ranging from natural disasters to industrial accidents and terrorist attacks.

     The meeting will highlight the team's partnership with private industry. Topics include counter- terrorism efforts, potential Y2K problems and electronic emergency information systems.

     To attend presentations, view exhibits or schedule interviews with participants, please contact EPA's Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

         WHEN:   June 29 - June 30, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

         WHERE:  South Shore Harbour Center
                 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City, Texas

The following agencies will participate in presentations during the meeting:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Coast Guard
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Department of Health and Human Services
Texas National Guard
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality  
Arkansas Office of Emergency Services
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Louisiana Office of Emergency Services
Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator
New Mexico Environment Department  
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality  
Texas General Land Office Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
Texas Railroad Commission, and
Local Emergency Prepardedness Committees from Pasadena, Texas, Bexar County, Texas,
     and North Little Rock, Ark.