Address and phone number for EPA Region 5 and US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), an EPA Office, at West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago IL.
The EPA Region 5 and US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), located in Chicago, IL, is a branch office of the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA protects human health and the environment, including through programs in Cook County managed by the EPA Office. The EPA creates and enforces environmental regulations, awards grant money for environmental projects, provides information on natural resource protection, and conducts environmental studies and scientific research. The local EPA Office provides information about EPA programs, assistance services, and grants available in the Cook County area.You may contact the EPA Office for questions about:
The EPA Office enforces regulations based on environmental laws passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by the President. These include the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. After environmental laws go into effect, the EPA designs regulations that are published in the Federal Register. Before finalizing regulations, the EPA Office accepts comments from the Cook County public and other stakeholders. EPA regulations provide technical and operational information to comply with environmental laws. Contact the EPA Office for information on Cook County environmental protections.EPA Grants in Cook County
Nationwide, the EPA awards approximately $4 billion in grants. These include grants for Cook County non-profit organizations, educational institutions, the Cook County and Chicago government, and Illinois state. EPA grant programs, such as the Multipurpose Grants to States and Tribes and the Brownfields Grant, offer funding to implement high priority programs and redevelop contaminated sites in Cook County through assessment and cleanup funding. In addition, EPA grant programs like the Environmental Justice, Great Lakes funding, and Pollution Prevention provide funds for environmental programs. Contact the EPA Office for information about Cook County EPA grants.EPA Inspections & Violations
The EPA Region 5 and US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) monitors compliance with EPA regulations, including through on-site monitoring, reporting requirements, inspections, and investigations. When the EPA Office identifies potential non-compliance, it can choose to pursue civil administrative actions or file a civil lawsuit in Cook County Courts. The EPA Office can also negotiate with a violator to voluntarily correct the violation. In certain cases, the EPA may pursue criminal prosecution for a violator of EPA regulations.Environmental Research
As part of its mission, the EPA conducts environmental research, which provides a scientific basis for EPA regulation development and decision making. These research projects take place in Illinois and other locations. In total, the EPA operates six research and development programs at fourteen laboratories and research facilities located across the country.Contact the EPA Region 5 and US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
You may contact the EPA Region 5 and US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) by calling 312-353-2000, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: EPA Region 5 and US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, 60604.