Public Health Region 1 Environmental Services

Purpose

Environmental Services provides direct services to prevent occupational and environmental diseases through identification, evaluation and control of environmental health hazards.

Community Hygiene

Community Hygiene consists of environmental programs including hazard communication, environmental lead and the Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act (AHERA) for Asbestos Management Plans in Schools.

For Community Hygiene Program related questions, contact  Sheena Embry or the lead program at 1-888-778-9440 or leadhelp@dshs.texas.gov; the hazard communication program at 512-834-6787 or TXHazComHelp@dshs.texas.gov; and the AHERA program at 1-800-293-0753 or AHERAHelp@dshs.texas.gov

Effective November 1, 2017, the Mold Program has transferred to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) in accordance with Senate Bill 202 (84th Regular Session 2015).   

If you have any questions or concerns, including mold licensing, remediation notifications, enforcement, and/or complaints, please visit the TDLR website for more information.   

You may also send email to the TDLR Mold Assessors & Remediators mailbox

Additional contact information for TDLR is provided below:

TDLR Customer Service
Phone: TDLR Customer Service team members are available by phone from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday:

  • (800) 803-9202 [in state only]
  • (512) 463-6599
  • Fax: (512) 463-9468
    Relay Texas-TDD: (800) 735-2989 

    Department of State Health Services, PHR 1 
    Environmental Branch - Inspection Unit
    Environmental and Consumer Safety Section 
    6302 Iola Avenue
    Lubbock Texas 79424
    Phone: 806-783-6491
    Fax: 806-783-6630

Asbestos Programs

Asbestos programs safeguards the health of the state's citizens in public buildings from asbestos through licensing and inspection of those involved in asbestos related activities.

For asbestos program related questions, contact Brett Naugher, R.S., or Austin Central Office at 1-800-572-5548, if in Texas, or 1-512-834-6600 from outside Texas.

Department of State Health Services, PHR1
Environmental Services
P.O. Box 60968
WTAMU Station
Canyon Texas 79016
Phone: 806-655-7151
Fax: 806-655-7159

Links to additional Information:

Asbestos Program
AHERA
Environmental Lead Program
Mold Program 
Hazard Communication


 

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Department of State Health Services. These links may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.


 

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Last updated December 21, 2017