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Organization Chart for EPA's Region 5 Office

 

Region 5 Regional Administrator and Deputy Regional Administrator

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Air and Radiation Division

Great Lakes National Program Office

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

Land and Chemicals Division

Office of Regional Counsel

Resources Management Division

Superfund Division

Water Division


Organization

Robert A. Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator

Cheryl Newton, Acting Deputy Regional Administrator


EPA's Region 5 office includes:


Air and Radiation Division (ARD)

Acting Director: Edward Nam

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What We Do: Along with our state, local and tribal partners, we are responsible for helping to achieve and maintain clean and breathable air in the Great Lakes area. Our areas of responsibility include:

  • air enforcement
  • air monitoring
  • air permits
  • air policy and regulation
  • air quality
  • air toxics
  • asbestos
  • indoor air
  • Tribes

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Land and Chemicals Division

Director: Margaret Guerriero

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What We Do: Materials management, program services, remediation and reuse, chemicals management, RCRA

  • Children's Health
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Lead Awareness
  • Pesticides
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Solid Waste
  • State and Tribal
  • Underground Storage Tanks/Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

Programs and projects managed by LCD

  • Solid Waste Projects including Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Projects
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) cleanup sites
  • Scrap tires

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Superfund Division

Acting Director: Doug Ballotti

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What We Do: We clean up hazardous waste sites, provide for emergency preparedness and homeland security, and respond to oil spills. We also restore abandoned land to a usable condition and prepare for and prevent chemical emergencies.

Programs and projects managed by SD

  • Brownfields
  • Ecological Risk
  • Emergency Response and Removal
  • Field Support
  • Long-term Cleanup
  • Oil Program
  • Revitalization and Redevelopment

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Water Division

Director: Tinka Hyde

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What We Do: We support a variety of water programs and initiatives within an area crossing the Great Lakes, Upper Mississippi River, Ohio River, Missouri River, and Red River Basins and encompassing the States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, as well as the 35 Federally recognized Tribes located within this area.

  • Ground Water and Drinking Water
  • NPDES Programs (Permits)
  • State and Tribal Programs
  • Underground Injection Control
  • Wetlands and Watersheds
  • Water Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
  • Water Quality

Programs and projects managed by WD

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Office of Regional Counsel

Regional Counsel: Leverett Nelson

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What We Do: ORC provides legal advice to the Regional Administrator and other senior managers on all matters relating to their official responsibilities. ORC represents the Region in judicial and administrative enforcement actions against regulated entities within the jurisdiction of Region 5. ORC is also responsible for the defense of Regional officials for actions taken pursuant to their responsibilities under the statutes and regulations governing their programs.


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Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

Director: Alan Walts

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What We Do: The goal of the Region 5 enforcement program is to promote compliance with federal environmental laws. Successful implementation of the federal enforcement program provides a deterrent to non-compliance and contributes to the Region 5 mission of protecting human health and preserving natural resources.

Programs and projects managed by OECA

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Resources Management Division

Acting Division Director: Bruce Sypniewski

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What We Do: Acquisition and assistance, Chicago Regional Laboratory,  comptroller, employee services, human resources, information management, and information services.

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