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Border 2020 Falcon Task Force

One of the three task forces of the Four-State Regional Workgroup in the binational Border 2020 Program is the Falcon Task Force, which includes Laredo and Nuevo Laredo. This task force currently has five subject-specific committees.

 

Recent and Upcoming Local Special Events


Laredo Environmental Summit October 17 - Hosted by State Senator Judith Zaffirini

Calendar of Events and Meetings

Other News of Interest


2013 Mid-year Progress Report on Border 2020 Action Plan

Laredo’s Oscar Medina wins Environmental Excellence Award Exit TCEQ

◊ EPA publishes guide for e-waste management in northeast Mexico (in English and Spanish)
prepared by Mexican university Exit TCEQ

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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), Exit TCEQ 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

Texas
The Honorable Raul Salinas, Mayor of Laredo, Texas The Honorable Joe Rathmell, County Judge, Zapata County, Texas
The Honorable Raul G. Salinas
Mayor of Laredo, Texas

 

Mexico

The Honorable Joe Rathmell
County Judge, Zapata County, Texas
C.P. Benjamín Galván Gómez, Presidente Municipal, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Dr. Rosendo Chapa, Presidente Municipal, Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León
C.P. Benjamín Galván Gómez
Presidente Municipal,
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas

Dr. Rosendo Chapa
Presidente Municipal,
Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León



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.


CommitteeU.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 Section

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 Nuevo Laredo

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