Assessment and Restoration Section

Bob Jurgens, Section Chief
Phone: (785) 296-1914    Fax: (785) 296-4823

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 410
        Topeka, KS 66612-1367

The Assessment and Restoration Section is responsible for: tracking and clean-up at emergency spill response sites and assessing and restoring sites with natural resource damages, as well as performing assessments and/or corrective action at sites with actual or potential environmental contamination in the Superfund, Dry Cleaning, Natural Resources Damages, Brownfields, Orphan Sites, and Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Programs.

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., was accepted into the Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Program (VCPRP) in February 28, 2008, to address a leak of potentially 2,800 gallons of a 50% propylene glycol and water mix at their facility in the SW portion of the City of Emporia. Investigation has confirmed the presence of contaminated soil. The Voluntary Cleanup Plan with addendum presents the preferred remedial alternative to address this contamination and provides the public with an opportunity to provide comments and feedback to KDHE. The public comment period will be from August 27 to September 10, 2014. Any public comments received will be addressed in the Final Voluntary Cleanup Plan. Written comments should be directed to:

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Environmental Remediation
Attn: VCPRP Coordinator
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 410
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1367
785-296-8064; Fax 785-296-7030

Four Seasons Dry Cleaners Site
Groundwater migrating from the area near the former Four Seasons Dry Cleaners near W. Central and N. Tyler Rd. in Wichita has been contaminated by volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). VOCs are liquid or solid chemicals that can easily evaporate into gases and are a significant source of pollution in the environment. They are sometimes found in the groundwater beneath certain industrial businesses, such as dry cleaners. A VOC commonly used at dry cleaning facilities is tetrachloroethylene, also known as PCE.

KDHE's Dry Cleaning Remediation Program is conducting an emergency action to provide alternative water supplies to all homes with private drinking water wells above the EPA Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) of 5 ppb for PCE and/or 5 ppb for TCE. Residents with well in the area of concern are encouraged to contact KDHE at 785-291-3252 to have their private well sampled.

Area of Concern for the Four Seasons Drycleaning Site
Area of Concern for the Four Seasons Drycleaning Site.

State Water Plan Annual Report 2013 (.pdf)
This annual report describes the activities of the State Water Plan Program.

Maggie Weiser, KDHE's Brownfields Program Coordinator Discusses the Kansas Brownfields Program

Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Manual (.pdf)
KDHE is happy to provide an updated Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Program Manual. The new version is more user-friendly and is designed to better serve voluntary parties and other program participants.


Assessment and Restoration Section Staff Directory






Bob Jurgens

Section Chief


Brownfields and Orphan Sites Unit

Doug Doubek, P. G.

Unit Chief


Kaitlin Salley

Geology Associate


Tiffini Wells

Environmental Scientist


Response and Remediation Unit

Joe Dom

Unit Chief


Anna Hernandez

Administrative Assistant


Chris Hase

Environmental Scientist


John Jones

Environmental Scientist


Darryl Morgan, P. G.

Professional Geologist


Kent Schierkolk

Environmental Scientist


Site Assessment Unit

Randy Brown, P. G.

Unit Chief


Nicholas Schneider

Environmental Scientist


Voluntary Cleanup Unit

Deanna Ross, P. G.

Unit Chief


Bryan Bain

Environmental Scientist


Robert Benne

Environmental Scientist


Russ England

Environmental Scientist


Gary Richards

Environmental Scientist


Andrea Schiller

Environmental Scientist


Kelsee Wheeler

Environmental Scientist