Meeting Virginia’s environmental challenges is a cooperative effort that involves communities, businesses, Virginia residents, educators, vendors and many more. DEQ collaborates with these partners to enhance the quality of our environment and to strengthen the role everyone plays in environmental protection.
To assist anyone looking for information about DEQ on the website, My DEQ provides a focus to find useful information that answers common questions.
DEQ provides information on how Virginia businesses and industry can meet their environmental priorities and responsibilities. This includes information on permits and regulations, and it helps ensure that the public understands what steps are being taken in Virginia to protect the environment.
For Virginia Residents
DEQ welcomes public involvement in environmental activities across the Commonwealth. There are numerous ways for residents and communities to participate in environmental activities and remain aware of important issues.
DEQ's Office of Public Information and Outreach works closely with the Virginia Department of Education to provide information, professional development and curricula. The office also works local public and private organizations to deliver quality environmental education programs that meet state academic standards and engage citizens in conservation activities. Programs include Virginia Naturally and Project WET.
Information on how to do business with DEQ includes registering in eVA, applying for small business certification and procurement procedures.