International Coordination

Mexico

Frequently Asked Questions on Transboundary Issues: US-Mexico Inland Response to Hazardous Materials Accidents (1997)
Answers frequently asked questions (FAQ's) concerning emergency response to hazardous material accidents along the inland border between the United States and Mexico. Issues addressed in this draft were identified by the NRT Response Committee's Subcommittee on Transboundary Issues.

Mexico-U.S. Inland Border Region

Mexico-United States Joint Contingency Plan (EPA)
The Mexico-United States Joint Contingencies and Emergencies Plan for Preparedness and Response to Events Associated with Chemical Hazardous Substances in the Inland Border Area (hereafter referred to as the Inland Border Plan), provides a mechanism for cooperation between Mexico and the United States to provide response to a chemical hazardous substances contingency or emergency that may present a significant threat for both Participants or that affects one of them in such a way that justifies the notification of the other Participant or request for assistance.

Mexico-U.S. Maritime Border Region

Mexico-United States Joint Contingency Plan (Regional Response Team 9)

Mexico-United States (MEXUS) Joint Contingency Plan - The MEXUS Plan is a binational agreement maintained by the United States Coast Guard (CG-MER-2) and the Mexican Navy (SEMAR S3). It covers oil spills in the Mexico border region which at least threaten the other country. The Plan has two regional annexes.

 

MEXUS Plan’s Gulf Geographic (MEXUSGULF) Annex - The Gulf regional annex concerns binational response to oil spills in the US-Mexico maritime border region of the Gulf of Mexico. The USCG 8th District, Incident Management Branch maintains the annex.

 

MEXUS Plan’s Pacific Geographic (MEXUSPAC) Annex - The Pacific regional annex concerns binational response to oil spill in the US-Mexico maritime border region on the Pacific coast. The USCG 11th District, Incident Management Branch maintains the annex.


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U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Program: Goal 4: Enhance Joint Preparedness for Environmental Response (EPA)
The U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program: Border 2020 is an eight-year (2013-2020) binational effort designed “to protect the environment and public health in the U.S.-Mexico Border region,consistent with the principles of sustainable development.” Border 2020 has identified five long-term strategic goals to address environmental and environmental health challenges in the border region.

Resources

Working together to protect against threats to our land, air and water

United States Environmental Protection Agency United States Coast Guard United States Department of State United States Department of Defense U.S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA) United States Department of Energy United States Department of Agriculture United States Department of Health & Human Services United States Department of the Interior United States Department of Commerce United States Department of Transportation United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission United States General Services Administration United States Department of Justice United States Department of Labor