International Coordination

Mexico

Mexico-United States Joint Contingencies and Emergencies Plan (2009)
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.

United States-Mexico Border Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) administers programs jointly with Mexico to prepare for and prevent environmental emergencies along the southern border of the United States.

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.

United States-Mexico Joint Contingency Plan (1999)
This United States-Mexico Joint Contingency Plan for Preparedness for and Response to Environmental Emergencies Caused by Releases, Spills, Fires or Explosions of Hazardous Substances in the Inland Border Area provides a mechanism for cooperation between the United States and Mexico in response to a polluting incident that may pose a significant threat to both parties.


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U.S.-Mexico Border 2020: Goal 4: Enhance Joint Preparedness for Environmental Response
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.

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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