South Central District Office


Allison Herring, South Central District Environmental Administrator
300 West Douglas, Suite 700
Wichita, KS 67202-2921
Phone: (316) 337-6020
SCDOAdmin@kdheks.gov

Map to South Central District Office

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 South Central District Units: Forms and Information
Air Compliance
Air Compliance
  Remediation
Remediation
  Water Supply and Wastewater
Water Supply and Wastewater

Livestock Waste Management
Livestock Waste Management
  Waste Management
Waste Management
  Watershed Management
Watershed Management

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South Central District Map |
Additional Resources

Preparing and Surviving Inspections (.ppt)

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Request for Information Form (.pdf)

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Spill Reporting
Spill Reporting

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Reporting Fish Kills
Reporting Fishkills

 


The South Central District Office serves a 9 county area encompassing 8,938 square miles. The population served according to the 2000 Census data is 582,607. There are 3,924 miles of rivers and streams, and 48 square miles of public lakes and wetlands. The SCDO lies within the confines of four major river basins; the Lower Arkansas, Walnut, Neosho, and Verdigris. Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies are being developed and implemented in watersheds within each basin. The Cheney Lake Watershed program has received national attention for their conservation efforts. The diversity of south central Kansas ranges from small Amish dairies to large aircraft manufacturers. Land use in this district varies from dry land agriculture in the western counties to the expansive Flint Hills in the eastern area of the district. Public water supplies for south central Kansas rely on both surface water and groundwater. The SCDO is staffed with 17 environmental and administrative staff.


South Central District Units

Air ComplianceAir Compliance

David Butler, (316) 337-6020

District staff in this unit perform compliance inspections of sources of air pollution. This unit is also responsible for the issuance of open burning exemptions and investigating complaints associated with ambient air contaminants.


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Livestock Waste Management UnitLivestock Waste Management

Julie Hooper, (316) 337-6020

This unit’s primary responsibility is the inspection of Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) and the investigation of complaints associated with this type of activity. Personnel within this unit also provide a great deal of technical and compliance assistance during on-site visits allowing facilities to move toward or remain within compliance of existing regulations.


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Remediation UnitRemediation

Kyle Parker, (316) 337-6020
Stan Marcotte,
Meer Husain,
Vincent Ressel

This unit is responsible for conducting compliance inspections at facilities containing underground storage tanks (UST), conducting subsurface assessments for the removal of USTs, responding to spills/releases of regulated substances, project management of contaminated sites, and complaint investigations.


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Waste Management UnitWaste Management

Deborah Travis, (316) 337-6020
Shawn Smith

District staff in this unit perform compliance inspections of permitted solid waste facilities, hazardous waste generators, and hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal facilities. This unit also bears the responsibility of investigating complaints associated with solid or hazardous waste management


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Water Supply and Wastewater UnitWater Supply and Wastewater

John Goetz, (316) 337-6020
Sabrina Cantrell
Clay Randel

District Staff in this unit perform compliance inspections of public water supplies and wastewater treatment facilities (NPDES), provide technical assistance to owners/operators of PWS and wastewater systems, responds and investigates sewage bypasses and fishkills, collect water samples from PWS and wastewater systems for compliance monitoring, attend and participate in various meetings with city and county officials, local health departments, and the general public, and assist in the training of Certified Operators.


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Watershed Management UnitWatershed Management

Richard Basore, (316) 337-6020

The Northeast District, Northwest District, and South Central District each contain a Watershed Field Coordinator position that is responsible for providing support in the development and administration of the Local Environmental Protection Program (LEPP), providing support and project management duties of nonpoint source demonstration projects including Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS), and construction site stormwater complaint investigations.


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