Southeast District Office


Victoria O'Brien, Southeast District Environmental Administrator
1500 West 7th
Chanute, KS 66720-2570
Phone: (620) 431-2390
FAX: (620) 431-1211
SEDOAdmin@kdheks.gov

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 Southeast 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
 

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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 Southeast District Office, or SEDO, serves a 16 county area encompassing 10,330 square miles. The population is 179,906 according to the 2000 Census. There are 5,011 miles of rivers and streams, and 157 square miles of public lakes and wetlands. Surface water and ground water sources supply the drinking water for the area. The SEDO lies within the confines of three major river basins; the Marais des Cygnes, the Neosho and the Verdigris. Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies are currently being developed and implemented within each of the three basins. The SEDO is home to a diverse and complex variety of industry including a nuclear generating station, an oil refinery, several cement kilns and a surface coal mining operation. The SEDO is staffed with 10 environmental and administrative staff.


Southeast District Units

Air ComplianceAir Compliance

Doug Cole, (620) 431-2390

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.



Livestock Waste Management UnitLivestock Waste Management

Alan Sharp, (620) 431-2390

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.



Remediation UnitRemediation

Renee Brown, (620) 431-2390

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.



Waste Management UnitWaste Management

Vacant, (620) 431-2390
Wesley Page

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



Water Supply and Wastewater UnitWater Supply and Wastewater

Richard Thomas, (620) 431-2390
Kitty Rhynerson,
Greg Taylor

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.