Northeast District Office

Jaime Wilson, Northeast District Environmental Administrator
800 West 24th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66046-4417
Phone: (785) 842-4600
FAX: (785) 842-3537

Map to Northeast District Office

Directions to the NE District Office
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 Northeast 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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Additional Resources

Preparing and Surviving Inspections (.ppt)


Request for Information Form (.pdf)


Spill Reporting
Spill Reporting


Reporting Fish Kills
Reporting Fishkills


The Northeast District Office, or NEDO, serves a 17 county area encompassing 11,030 square miles. The population is 1,211,016 according to the 2000 Census. There are 4,782 miles of rivers and streams, and 151 square miles of public lakes and wetlands. Surface water sources supply most of the drinking water for the large metropolitan areas. The Kansas, Marais des Cygnes, and Missouri Rivers, and Clinton Lake are the major suppliers. Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies are being developed and implemented for each of these surface water sources. Five of the largest solid waste landfills in Kansas are located within the NEDO, collectively receiving about 2.8 million tons of solid waste in 2006. About one-third of all hazardous waste generators in Kansas are located in the NEDO. The NEDO is home to a diverse and complex variety of industry, from large chemical manufacturing to feedlots. The NEDO is staffed with 13 environmental and administrative staff.

Northeast District Units

Air ComplianceAir Compliance

Pat Simpson, (785) 330-8611

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

Cindy Hotovy, (785) 330-8614

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

Meredith Roth, (785) 330-8610
Nathan Luna, (785) 330-8604
Michael Law, (785) 330-8613

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

Thomas Hayes, (785) 330-8609
Hanna Rankin, (785) 330-8623
Amy Thompson, (785) 330-8608

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

Helen Holm, (785) 330-8616
Duane Dolechek, (785) 330-8601
Tony Lewis, (785) 330-8618

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.