Border 2020 Falcon Task Force
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The Falcon Task Force is one of three sub-regional groups in the Four-State Regional Workgroup in the U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Environmental Program (successor to Border 2012), which is a partnership among the U.S. EPA, Mexico’s SEMARNAT (the counterpart to EPA), the ten border states in the two countries, and U .S. border tribes. The Falcon Task Force covers Webb and Zapata Counties in Texas, the Municipio of Nuevo Laredo in Tamaulipas, and the Municipios of Anáhuac and Sabinas Hidalgo in Nuevo León.
Falcon Task Force Co-Leaders
|The Honorable Raul G. Salinas
Mayor of Laredo, Texas
|The Honorable Joe Rathmell
County Judge, Zapata County, Texas
|C.P. Benjamín Galván Gómez
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Lic. Raúl Mario Mireles Garza
Committees of the Falcon Task Force
The Task Force has five subject-specific committees. Each committee has at least one U.S. co-facilitator and Mexican co-facilitator.
|Committee||U.S. Co-Facilitator(s)||Mexican Co-Facilitator|
|Water Committee||José Garza, Frank Tejeda Center
Tomas Rodriguez, Laredo Water Utilities
|Ing. David Negrete Arroyo,
International Boundary and
Water Commission, Mexico
|Waste Committee||John Porter, Environmental Services Dept., City of Laredo||Temporarily vacant|
|Environmental Education||Ivan Santoyo, Environmental Services Dept., City of Laredo||Temporarily vacant|
|Environmental Health||Dr. Hector González, Health Dept., City of Laredo||Dr. Jaime Gutierrez, Municipio of Nuevo Laredo|
|Emergency Preparedness||Steve Landin, Laredo Fire Dept.||Prof. José Maria Ibarra Robles, Municipio of Sabinas Hidalgo
Juan Ernesto Rivera,
Protección Civil, Municipio of
The Falcon Task Force committees have met periodically, established their priorities related to the goals and objectives of the Border 2020 Program (successor to Border 2012), and developed projects to address those priorities.
The Falcon Task Force's Accomplishments Report for 2010-2011 highlights the major accomplishments of activities implemented from October 2010 through September 2011.
Check the Four-State Calendar for any upcoming meetings of the task force or its committees.
Other Information about the Border Region
- La Paz Agreement (1983 Framework Agreement between the U.S. and Mexico on Environmental Topics)
- Binational Population Data in Sister Cities along the Rio Grande
- Border Energy web site
- Border Tire Network