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Cross-Border Agreements Related to Emergency Response

Mexico and the United States have a binational Joint Contingency Plan, and six pairs of sister cities in the Four-State Region have local joint plans.

Mexico and the United States have a binational Joint Contingency Plan  Exit the TCEQ for dealing with emergency response related to chemical hazardous substances.

In addition, numerous "sister cities" along the border have their own local, cross-border joint contingency plans. Within the geographical area covered by the Four-State Regional Workgroup, there are six pairings of U.S. and Mexican sister cities with such plans that explain how they would cooperate in the event of emergencies.

Sister-city Pairs and their plans

Sister Cities Existing Joint Contingency Plan
Brownsville - Harlingen, Texas and Matamoros – Valle Hermosa, Tamaulipas 2016 Cross-Border Contingency Plan Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
Regional - McAllen, Texas and Reynosa, Tamaulipas

(this plan is "regional" because it includes six smaller Texas cities near McAllen and an additional Mexican municipio next to Reynosa)

Please contact us for a copy of this plan.

Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas 2016 Cross-Border Contingency Plan Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Coahuila 2013 Cross-Border Contingency Plan Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
Del Rio, Texas and Cd. Acuña, Coahuila 2013 Cross-Border Contingency Plan Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
Presidio, Texas and Ojinaga, Chihuahua 2004 Cross Border Contingency Plan Adobe Acrobat PDF Document