Border Affairs Program
The California Environmental Protection Agency Border Affairs Program promotes interagency cooperation on environmental programs in California and Baja California to help ensure a cleaner, safer, healthier, and more prosperous border region.
The program is a collaborative effort between CalEPA and our Boards, Departments, and Office to address environmental issues on multiple fronts and coordinate efforts with other California state agencies, Baja California, and Tribal Nations in the border region.
The CalEPA Secretary chairs the California Mexico Border Relations Council, which serves as the central organizing body overseeing California-Mexico border issues. It includes the Secretaries of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Health and Human Services Agency, the California Transportation Agency, the Natural Resources Agency, Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Director of the California Office of Emergency Services.