Environmental Remediation


Leo Henning, Director
Phone: (785) 296-3001    Fax: (785) 559-4259
Email: Leo.Henning@ks.gov

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


Bob Jurgens, Deputy Bureau Director (primary contact)
Phone: (785) 296-1914    Fax: (785) 559-4261
Email: Bob.Jurgens@ks.gov

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



Mission: The mission of the Bureau of Environmental Remediation is to respond to environmental emergencies and to manage environmental contamination through pollution source control, containment, or remedial action. The program responsibilities are: investigation of pollution occurrences and sources from spills, illegal dumping, abandoned facilities, and landfills; storage tank regulations; surface mining site regulation and designing and overseeing remedial activities at contaminated sites.


Current and Upcoming Events
  • A public meeting summarizing the work completed to date at the Schilling Air Force Base and the future activities is scheduled for November 17, 2017, at 9:00 AM, at the City-County Building, 300 W. Ash St., Salina, KS. Representatives from the Salina Public Entities, KDHE, and Dragun Corporation will present. Dragun Corporation will present on the data collected and the path forward. KDHE will provide a presentation on the remedy selection public comment involvement process.
  • KDHE has amended the Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Program regulations, effective September 14, 2017. The amended regulations provide a clear and concise path to closure for voluntary cleanup sites that is less onerous to businesses, municipalities, and industry but that allow protection of human health and the resources of the state.