North Central District Office

Jennifer Nichols, North Central District Environmental Administrator
3040 Enterprise Dr.
Salina, KS 67401
Phone (785) 827-9639
FAX: (785) 559-4330

Map to North Central District Office

Directions to the NC District Office
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 North Central District Units: Forms and Information
Air Compliance
Air Compliance
  Livestock Waste Management
Livestock Waste Management

  Waste Management
Waste Management
  Water Supply and Wastewater
Water Supply and Wastewater

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North Central District Map |
Additional Resources

Preparing and Surviving Inspections (.ppt)


Request for Information Form (.pdf)


Spill Reporting
Spill Reporting


Reporting Fish Kills
Reporting Fishkills


The North Central District Office, or NCDO, serves a 17 county area encompassing 12,539 square miles. The population is 237,944 according to the 2000 Census. There are 5,336 miles of rivers and streams, and 138 square miles of public lakes and wetlands. Surface water and ground water sources supply the drinking water for the area. The NCDO lies within the confines of four major river basins; the Kansas Lower Republican, Solomon, Neosho, and Smoky-Hill Saline. Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies are currently being developed and implemented within each of the four basins. The NCDO is home to a diverse and complex variety of industry, and contain the largest number of livestock facilities of the six KDHE districts. The NCDO is staffed with 11 environmental and administrative staff.

North Central District Units

Air ComplianceAir Compliance

Joshua Webb, (785) 515-6706

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

John King, (785) 515-6708
Traci Miles, (785) 515-6707

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

Mark Vishnefske, (785) 515-6711
Javil Hansen, (785) 515-6709

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

Tori Stukey, (785) 515-6712
Wayne Widhalm, (785) 515-6713

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

Marsha Fleming, (785) 515-6714
Tim Halfhide, (785) 515-6715

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.