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About EPA

About the Office of Homeland Security (OHS)

What We Do

OHS provides Agency-wide leadership and coordination for homeland security policy, including EPA’s planning, prevention, preparedness, and response for homeland security-related incidents. OHS responsibilities include:
  • setting and implementing a strategic direction for EPA’s homeland security activities, including coordination on homeland security budget, communications, and legislative issues;
  • directing implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directives;
  • providing EPA policy makers and end users with relevant, accurate, reliable, objective, and timely intelligence bearing on matters of environmental policy and regulation, domestic threats where EPA functions to preserve or assist in the restoration of human health and the environment, and all other national security activities vital for the performance of EPA programs, personnel, and infrastructure;
  • serving as the primary liaison with senior officials in the White House National Security Staff, the Department of Homeland Security, other federal agencies, and non-governmental partners; and
  • facilitating regular collaboration with EPA program offices through intra-agency committees and workgroups to coordinate overall Agency homeland security strategy.

Programs and projects managed by OHS:

  • Homeland Security Collaborative Network
  • Homeland Security Executive Steering Committee
  • Homeland Security strategic planning and evaluation

Mail code: 1109A | EPA mailing addresses
Location:  EPA Headquarters at Washington, D.C. Federal Triangle campus

OHS Organization

Ted Stanich, Associate Administrator
Paul Kudarauskas, Acting Deputy Associate Administrator

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