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Office of Environmental Health and Engineering

Office of Environmental Health & Engineering (OEHE)

The Office of Environmental Health & Engineering is responsible for the coordination of facilities planning, environmental health issues, emergency preparedness, tribal utilities, and sanitation facilities construction for the 29 tribes in the Nashville Area.


Division of Facilities Engineering (DFE)

The Division of Facilities Engineering (DFE) works with Nashville Area Tribes and Tribal organizations, as well as federal, state, county, and private agencies, to ensure that the operation, maintenance, and repair of IHS and Tribally owned and leased facilities provide a safe and functional physical environment for performance of activities and protection of investment. Real Property and Facilities Engineering are managed by the DFE.


Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS)

The Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) provides services to Indian Tribes, through technical assistance, and working together with Tribes and Tribal organizations, as well as federal, state, county and private agencies, to: (1) assist in risk assessment and determine the health significance of potential and existing detrimental environmental conditions; (2) help plan and implement corrective actions to reduce the threats to communities' health; (3) assist in the development of Tribal environmental health programs; and (4) act as the primary resource/liaison for Tribal environmental health programs.


Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction (DSFC)

Planning & Utility Support Branch (PLUS-B)

The Planning & Utility Support Branch (1) plans and evaluates the Area sanitation facilities construction program policies and procedures; (2) provides quality assurance/ quality control of professional engineering activities; (3) maintains and ensures the accuracy of planning and deficiency tracking data systems including the Sanitation Deficiency System (SDS), the Housing Priority System (HPS), and the Operation and Maintenance Data System (OMDS); and (4) provides technical consultation and training to improve the operation and maintenance of Tribally owned water supply and waste disposal systems; and (5) serves as the liaison with partnering agencies with interests in the operation and maintenance of sanitation facilities that serve American Indian homes and communities.

Project Engineering & Management Branch (PEM-B)

The Project Engineering & Management Branch (1) provides professional engineering design and project management services for water supply and waste disposal facilities; (2) maintains and assures accuracy of data for active projects within the Project Data System (PDS); (3) assists Tribes with planning and coordination of multi-agency funded sanitation projects; and (4) serves as the liaison with partnering agencies with interests in providing for construction of sanitation facilities that serve American Indian homes and communities.


Division of Emergency Management (DEM)

The Division of Emergency Management provides consultation to Area Tribes/Nations in the area of emergency preparedness. Similarly, the division provides for contingency operations for the Nashville Area Office in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.


Field Offices

Atmore Field Office

100 Brookwood Dr.
Atmore, AL 36502

Phone: 251-446-4519
Fax: 251-446-4536
Time Zone: Central


Bangor Field Office

M.C. Smith Federal Building
22 Harlow Street
Room 21100
Bangor, ME 04401

Phone: 207-941-9921
Fax: 207-941-0116
Time Zone: Eastern


Catawba Service Unit

2893 Sturgis Rd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Phone: 803-366-9090 ext. 233
Fax: 803-366-9141
Time Zone: Eastern


Manlius Field Office

122 East Seneca St.
Manlius, NY 13104
Time Zone: Eastern

Phone: 315-682-3167
Fax: 315-682-3189
Time Zone: Eastern


Opelousas Field Office

2341 Larkspur Lane
Suite 2
Opelousas, LA 70570

Phone: 337-948-4528
Fax: 337-948-7053
Time Zone: Central