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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 Stormwater 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

Andrew Brady
Deputy Director
Operations and Policy Division
713-274-6494

Tyler Anderson
Administrative Assistant
Operations and Policy Division
713-274-6494
tyler.anderson@pcs.hctx.net

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

Veronica Bosquez
Administrative Assistant
Communications Divison
713-274-6365

Kimesha E. Sonnier, MBA
Deputy Director
Technical Divison
713-274-6430

Kristi Jones
Administrative Assistant
Technical Divison
713-274-6409

COMMUNICATIONS DIVISON
 
Suraj Batavia
Senior Graphic Designer
713-274-6307
 
Kayla Roman
Community Engagement Supervisor
713-274-6488

Annie Tapia
Community Relations Specialist
713-274-7261

Ayan Zeng
Data Analytics Supervisor  
713-274-6468

Rezarta Hoxhallari, PhD
GIS Specialist
713-274-6368

David Becker
CRM Adminstrator
713-274-6310 

Ericka Jackson
LIMS Coordinator
713-274-6350
FIELD INVESTIGATION SERVICES
 
Roger Jones
Manager
713-274-7262
roger.jones@pcs.hctx.net

Daisy Macias
Supervisor
713-274-6436
daisy.macias@pcs.hctx.net

Laly Saenz
Supervisor
713-274-6437
 
Robert Cruz
Investigator
713-274-6270
Robert.Cruz@pcs.hctx.net

Jesus Espinoza
Investigator
713-274-6299

Bridget Haney
Investigator
713-274-6429

Kasandra Resendiz
Investigator
713-274-7264

Todd Jackson
Senior Investigator
713-274-6821

Tony Tomlinson
Senior Investigator
713-274-6340

Desiree Vargas
Investigator
713-274-6238

Mia Craven
Environmental Investigator I

Taylor Johnson
Environmental Investigator I

Ushante Cannon
Environmental Investigator I
713-274-6823

PERMIT SERVICES

Stuart Mueller
Manager
713-274-6414

Elita Castleberry
Solid Waste Specialist

Jerry Caraviotis
Water Specialist
713-274-6334
 
Herman Rogers
Emission Event Specialist
713-274-6237
Herman.Rogers@pcs.hctx.net

Leslie Dixon
Emissions Event Specialist

Cameron Dews
Air Permit Specialist
713-274-6345

COMPLIANCE SERVICES
 
Rachel LaSota, J.D.
Compliance Manager
713-274-6357

Patricia Cangas
Administrative Secretary
713-274-6406

Elaine Savage
Compliance Coordinator - Water
713-274-6318

Denisse Muñiz, M.S.
Compliance Coordinator - Air 
713-274-6352
denisse.muniz@pcs.hctx.net

Marisela Lozano
Compliance Coordinator - Solid Waste
713-274-6333

William Lathan
Enforcement Coordinator
713-274-7263 
William.Lathan@pcs.hctx.net

Elizabeth Guynn
Training Coordinator
713-274-6438
 
WATER SERVICES

Nuguent Cotton
Manager
713-274-6366

Wade Guy
Supervisor 
713-274-6431
 
Bryan Kosler
Water Coordinator
713-274-6432

Leslie Warren
Senior Investigator
713-274-6819

Christopher Baecke
Senior Investigator
713-274-6331

 Nakailla Kirkpatrick
Investigator
713-274-6524

 Helmi Merkhi
Investigator
713-274-46325
 
Norwood Clayton
Investigator
713-274-6410

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

Evirgia Stewart
Supervisor-Wet Lab
713-274-6440

Sophie Mendiola
Wet Chemist 
713-274-7266
Sophie.Mendiola@pcs.hctx.net
LAB SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
Sandra Hoyt
Chemist

Lien Nguyen
Chemist
713-274-6349

Cicy Jacob
Chemist II
 
Anandam Pillai
Chemist
713-274-6323
 
Maria Vasquez
Lab Custodian
713-274-6418

Vana Morton
Lab Sample Custodian
713-274-6441

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES
 
Johnathan Martin
Manager
713-274-6411

Daizja Dailey
Emergency Response Specialist

Michael Stinson
Emergency Response Specialist
713-274-6822
Bill Everett
Emergency Response Specialist
713-274-6343

Megan Rasefske
Emergency Response Specialist
713-274-6355

AIR MONITORING SERVICES

Matt Van Vleck
Air Monitoring Manager
713-274-6412

Elvis Martinez
Air Monitoring Coordinator
713-274-6332

Matt Sole
Air Monitoring Coordinator
713-274-6818

Veronique Baker
Concrete Batch Plant Specialist Air Monitoring Services

Eric Bergholtz
Concrete Batch Specialist
713-274-6330

Gerek Patrick
Monitoring & Surveillance Specialist
713-274-6387

Steven Fonseca
Investigator
713-274-6434

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