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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

Susan Hedman, Regional Administrator

Bharat Mathur, Deputy Regional Administrator

EPA's Region 5 office includes:


Air and Radiation Division (ARD)

Director: George Czerniak

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 Policy and Regulation
  • Air Quality
  • Air Toxics
  • Asbestos
  • Enforcement
  • Global air
  • Indoor air
  • Permits
  • Tribes
  • Vehicles

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Land and Chemicals Division

Director: Margaret Guerriero

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

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Superfund Division

Director: Richard Karl

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.

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Water Division

Director: Tinka Hyde

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

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Office of Regional Counsel

Regional Counsel: Robert A. Kaplan

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

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

What We Do: Acquisition and assistance, Chicago Regional Laboratory,  comptroller, employee services, human resources, information management, and information services. Learn more about Region 5 contracting opportunities.

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