Southeast District Office
The Southeast District Office, or SEDO, serves a 16 county area encompassing 10,330 square miles. The population is 179,906 according to the 2000 Census. There are 5,011 miles of rivers and streams, and 157 square miles of public lakes and wetlands. Surface water and groundwater sources supply the drinking water for the area. The SEDO lies within the confines of three major river basins; the Marais des Cygnes, the Neosho, and the Verdigris. Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies are currently being developed and implemented within each of the three basins. The SEDO is home to a diverse and complex variety of industry including a nuclear generating station, an oil refinery, several cement kilns, and a surface coal mining operation. The SEDO is staffed with 9 environmental and administrative staff.
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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.
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 with existing regulations.
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.
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 & Wastewater
District Staff provide technical assistance and conduct compliance inspections of public water supplies and wastewater treatment facilities (NPDES).