Regional Environmental & Energy Office - Southern

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Regional Environmental & Energy Office - Southern
Susan Gibson, Director
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
Installations, Energy and Environment
60 West Forsyth St. SW, Rm 10M15,
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 562-5023

The REEOs were established in September 1995 to support Army and DOD readiness, training, and testing. Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 4715.02, updated in August 2009, establishes the Regional Environmental Coordinator (REC) function within the REEOs. The RECs serve as the REEOs' direct link with state regulatory and legislative bodies. RECs work as part of multi-disciplinary teams that include legal, policy, engineering, and science experts. The teams understand state regulatory and legislative climates and interact directly with Army installations and the other Service RECs. Each REEO Director serves as the DOD lead REC in an assigned region. The REEO-S area of responsibility includes the eight southeastern states that comprise EPA Region 4.

An Introduction to the REEOs

REEOs primarily support Army and DoD readiness and training through:

• Legislative and Regulatory Support

Monitoring and engaging on state regulatory and legislative activities in the states

• Mission Sustainment Support

Coordinating and communicating Army/unified DoD positions, facilitating programs or projects, and addressing issues that can affect military sustainment

• Energy Program Support

Monitoring state legislative and regulatory efforts that affect the Army's energy security, renewable energy and Net Zero programs

• Outreach and Partnerships

Developing cooperative partnerships and educating stakeholders on issues that support long-term sustainability of the military

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