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The mission of Harris County Pollution Control Services Department is to protect the citizens of Harris County from environmental impacts through firm, consistent enforcement of state and federal regulations.  The ultimate goal of HCPCS is clean air, water, and proper management of waste.The activities of the Pollution Control Services Department are directed toward ensuring clean air and water for the citizens of Harris County consistent with the protection of public health, enjoyment of property and the protection of plant, animal, and marine life. 

Activities include:

  • Enforcing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Air, Water, Solid Waste and Harris County Storm Water Rules and Regulations.
  • Emergency response.
  • Responding to citizen complaints regarding air, water or solid waste problems.
  • Monitoring, inspecting, and investigating activities and facilities associated with air, water, stormwater, and solid and hazardous waste pollution.
  • Laboratory analysis of water, soil, and solid waste samples to identify and quantify compounds that may be hazardous, a public nuisance or detrimental to the environment.
  • Reviewing and commenting on TCEQ permit renewals and amendments.
  • Assessing and compiling reports and evidence relating to violations of environmental laws for civil or criminal litigation.

 


​Department Directory


Main Line/Complaint Line
713-920-2831
 
 
Fax Main
713-274-6475

 


EXECUTIVE

Dr. Latrice Babin
Executive Director
713-274-6433
 
Janal Wyatt
Executive Assistant
713-274-6408

COMMUNICATIONS
 
Dimetra Hamilton
Deputy Director, Communications and Media Relations
713-274-6416

Annie Tapia
Administrative Assisstant, Communications
713-274-7261

Suraj Batavia
Senior Graphic Designer
713-274-6307
 
Aliyah Coleman
Social Media Specialist
713-274-6359
 
Maritza Rojas-Martini
Environmental Toxicologist
713-274-6489
 
Kayla Roman
Community Engagement Supervisor
713-274-6488
 
Ayan Zeng
Senior Data Analyst
713-274-6468

TECHNICAL SERVICES
 
Sandee Wilson
Administrative Assisstant,
Technical Services
713-274-6309

FIELD INVESTIGATION SERVICES
 
Teresa Celestial
Administrative Assisstant
713-274-6407
 
Veronique Baker
Senior Investigator
713-274-6435
 
Laly Saenz
Senior Investigator
Supervisor
713-274-6437

Robert Cruz
Investigator
713-274-6270
Robert.Cruz@pcs.hctx.net

Amy Donastorg
Investigator
713-274-6325

Jesus Espinoza
Investigator
713-274-6299

Bridget Haney
Investigator
713-274-6429

Kasandra Resendiz
Investigator
713-274-7264
FIELD INVESTIGATION SERVICES (CONTINUED)

Christopher Montague
Concrete Batch Specialist
713-274-6368
 
Eric Bergholtz
Concrete Batch Specialist
713-274-6330

Tony Tomlinson
Senior Investigator
713-274-6340

Veronique Baker
Senior Investigator
713-274-6435 

Desiree Vargas
Investigator
713-274-6238

OPERATIONS AND POLICY SERVICES
 
Andrew Brady
Deputy Director, Operations and Policy
713-274-6494

Veronica Bosquez
Administrative Assistant
713-274-6365

PERMIT SERVICES

Stuart Mueller
Manager
713-274-6414

Roxanne Medina
Administrative Assistant-Files
713-274-6405

Jerry Caraviotis
Water Specialist
713-274-6334
 
Nicolina Fraietta
Emission Event Specialist
713-274-6417

Herman Rogers
Emission Event Specialist
713-274-6237
Herman.Rogers@pcs.hctx.net

Matt Van Vleck
Supervisor-Air
713-274-6412
 
Elvis Martinez
Air Monitoring Specialist
713-274-6332
 
Matt Sole
Air Monitoring Coordinator
713-274-6818

John Zhong
Air Permits Specialist
713-274-6491

COMPLIANCE SERVICES
 
Kathy Stone
Manager
713-274-6357

Patricia Cangas
Administrative Assistant-Stormwater
713-274-6406

COMPLIANCE SERVICES (CONTINUED)

David Becker
CRM Administrator
713-274-6310
 
Israel Garza
Enforcement Coordinator
713-274-6424

Elizabeth Guynn
Training Coordinator
713-274-6438
 
Marisela Lozano
Compliance Solid Waste Coordinator
713-274-6333
 
Daisy Macias
Compliance Air Coordinator
713-274-6436
 
Elaine Savage
Compliance Stormwater Coordinator
713-274-6318

Nakailla Kirkpatrick
Investigator
713-274-6524

Nuguent Cotton
Manager
713-274-6366
 
Christopher Baecke
Senior Investigator
713-274-6331
 
Wade Guy
Sampling Coordinator, 
Supervisor
713-274-6431
 
Bryan Kosler
Water Coordinator
713-274-6432
 
Norwood Clayton
Investigator
713-274-6410

Steven Fonseca
Investigator
713-274-6434

Denisse Muniz
Senior Investigator
713-274-6352

LAB SERVICES
 
Dr. Mohammed Serageldin
Laboratory Manager
713-274-6322

Ericka Jackson
QA/QC Coordinator
713-274-6350
 
Vana Morton
Lab Sample Custodian
713-274-6441
 
Evirgia Stewart
Supervisor-Wet Lab
713-274-6440
 
Ramon Martinez
Chemist
713-274-6439
LAB SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
Sophie Mendiola
Wet Chemist 
713-274-7266
Sophie.Mendiola@pcs.hctx.net

Sandra Hoyt
Chemist

Lien Nguyen
Chemist
713-274-6349
 
Anandam Pillai
Chemist
713-274-6323
 
Ashley Scroggins
Chemist
713-274-6461
 
Ruben Verastegui, Jr.
Supervisor-Instrumentation Lab
713-274-6347
 
Maria Vasquez
Lab Custodian
713-274-6418

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES
 
Craig Hill
Manager
713-274-6425
 
Johnathan Martin
Supervisor-Emergency Response
713-274-6411
 
Alex Berry
Emergency Response Specialist
713-274-6353
 
Cameron Dews
Emergency Response Specialist
713-274-6345
 
Bill Everett
Emergency Response Specialist
713-274-6343

Megan Rasefske
Investigator
713-274-6355

Joel Suydam
Emergency Response Specialist
713-274-6356
 

MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE SERVICES
 
Aaron Lee
Monitoring & Surveillance Specialist
713-274-6274

Gerek Patrick
Emergency Response Specialist
713-274-6387
 
Shawn Williams
Monitoring & Surveillance Specialist
713-274-6272

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