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The Department of Environmental Quality protects and enhances Virginia’s environment, and promotes the health and well being of the citizens of the Commonwealth.


The Department of Environmental Quality's vision is that Virginians will enjoy: cleaner water available for all uses, improved air quality that supports communities and ecosystems, and the productive re-use of contaminated land.



  • We are committed to support each other and the mission and values of the agency.


  • We work together and with the community to accomplish our tasks.


  • We apply laws and regulations and provide public services uniformly throughout the Commonwealth.

Customer Service

  • We evaluate and solve problems professionally, courteously and responsively with citizens, the regulated community and our co-workers.


  • We exchange information freely.


  • We provide clear, accurate, and timely information and evaluation.


  • We follow through to resolve issues effectively and on time.
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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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