EPA Region 7 (Midwest)
Serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Nine Tribal Nations
What we do
EPA Region 7 protects human health and the environment in our nation’s Heartland. Our ecosystems are numerous and the range is broad, encompassing the Sandhills of Nebraska, Flint Hills of Kansas, winding Missouri and Mississippi rivers, prairies and plains of Iowa, and forests and delta of Missouri, not to mention all of the rich agricultural lands throughout our region.
Region 7’s three priority areas:
- Focus on families first
- Strengthen communities’ resiliency and prosperity
- Engage the agriculture community
EPA's Region 7 office includes:
- Office of the Regional Administrator
- Office of Tribal and International Coordination
- Office of Public Affairs
- Enforcement Coordination Office
- Office of Policy and Management
- Air and Waste Management Division
- Environmental Services and Technology Division
- Superfund Division
- Office of Regional Counsel
- Water, Wetlands, and Pesticides Division
Key regional programs and projects
- West Lake Landfill Site
- LaJolla Spring Cave Complex - Meramec Caverns
- Air in the Midwest
- Solid Waste in the Midwest
Regional focus areas
- Air - Improve the air quality in the region. Look for ways to support clean air efforts.
- Land - Put our time and energy into sites where we can make great strides and create a significant difference. Be a stimulus to help communities connect the green infrastructure tools available to them.
- Chemical Safety - Ensure the safe use and proper storage of chemicals to protect the citizens of our region.
- Water - Address challenges across the Heartland related to improving water quality. Work with stakeholders to do our part to mitigate effects downstream.
- Environmental Justice - Bring focused support to the environmentally overburdened, underserved, and economically distressed.