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Organization Chart for EPA's Region 7 Office

 

Region 7 Regional Administrator and Deputy Regional Administrator

About the Office of the Regional Administrator
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Office of Tribal and International Coordination

 

Office of Public Affairs

Enforcement Coordination Office

Office of Policy and Management

Air & Waste Management Division

Environ. Sciences and Technology Division

Superfund Division

Office of Regional Counsel

Water, Wetlands & Pesticides Division


Organization

Office of the Regional Administrator

Edward H. Chu, Deputy Regional Administrator
 

EPA's Region 7 office includes:

Office of Tribal and International Coordination (OTIC)

Director: Patrick Bustos
 
What We Do:
  • Serves as liaison between EPA and tribes on environmental issues
  • Implements Regional Consultation Policy to gain tribal input on major policy decisions
  • Convenes staff to share information on tribal grants/issues and provide training
  • Works with tribal partners on monthly/quarterly meeting agendas to discuss issues
  • Administers General Assistance Program grants to tribes that help build tribal capacity
  • Coordinates international visitors and documentation for staff traveling abroad

Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

Director: Curtis Carey
 
What We Do:
  • Public engagement and outreach
  • Strategic communications and event planning
  • Media relations 
  • Congressional and Intergovernmental affairs
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Web content, social media management and multimedia production
  • Product review and writing/editing services
  • Children’s Health, Environmental Education, and Healthy Schools 

Enforcement Coordination Office (ECO)

Acting Director: DeAndre Singletary
 
What We Do:
  • Supports divisions and programs with enforcement priorities
  • Implements Environmental Justice guidelines and policies 
  • Ensures meaningful community engagement 
  • Develops annual regional enforcement strategy
  • Maintains regional enforcement data 
  • Assists with enforcement targeting 
  • Coordinates state review framework and federal facility enforcement

Office of Policy and Management (PLMG)

Assistant Regional Administrator: Mike Brincks
 
What We Do:
  • Human Resources Management
  • Acquisition activities (contracts)
  • Grants management
  • Resources and financial management 
  • Facilities management and protection
  • Information Technology services
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) support
  • Analytic support for non-media specific and cross-cutting programs and initiatives

Air and Waste Management Division (AWMD)

Director: Mark Smith
 
What We Do:
  • Air quality
  • Waste management
  • Cleaning up contaminated industrial sites
  • Promoting pollution prevention and resource recovery
  • Preventing releases of hazardous chemicals and petroleum

Environmental Sciences and Technology Division (ENST)

Director: Cecilia Tapia
 
What We Do:
  • Collection, generation, quality assurance, and analysis of data
  • Identification and assessment of Region 7’s environmental resources and emerging issues
  • Characterization of human health and ecological impacts from environmental contaminants 
  • Assessment of regulation and policy performance
  • Evaluation of impacts on groundwater
  • Quality Assurance Program
  • National Environmental Policy Act Program (NEPA)

Superfund Division (SUPR)

Director: Mary Peterson
 
What We Do:
  • Emergency response and removal
  • Remedial/site assessment
  • Brownfields
  • Cost recovery
  • Oil Pollution Act

Office of Regional Counsel (CNSL)

Regional Counsel: David Cozad
 
What We Do:
  • Legal advice and legal services
  • Implementation, application, and enforcement of federal statutes, regulations, policy, and guidance
  • Represents Region 7 in all civil administrative and judicial litigation
  • Represents the Regional Administrator and Region 7 as counsel in their relationships with partners

Water, Wetlands and Pesticides Division (WWPD)

Director: Jeff Robichaud
 
What We Do:
  • Water quality planning, standards, compliance and enforcement 
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • Watershed protection
  • Nonpoint source control
  • Public water supply
  • Source and groundwater protection
  • Pesticides, lead-based paint, and asbestos regulations

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