Connect with DEQ

DEQ encourages the public to be informed about the agency’s activities to protect Virginia’s environment. There are several ways to connect with the agency.

Citizen Boards

Three regulatory boards, composed of Virginia citizens appointed by the Governor, are responsible for adopting Virginia’s environmental regulations. The DEQ staff administers the regulations as approved by the boards: the Air Pollution Control Board, the State Water Control Board and the Waste Management Board.

Community Involvement

DEQ strives to effectively engage the public effective and work with those who are most concerned with agency decisions. Resources and the agency's policy is available to view.

Environmental Information

Find up-to-date information and programs that engage citizens, encourage conservation activities and build partnerships for a clean, healthy Virginia.

Featured Programs Archive

View programs that have been featured on the homepage.

Freedom of Information Act

DEQ’s Freedom of Information Act policy establishes procedures for helping DEQ employees comply with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and to provide information to the citizens of the Commonwealth in a timely manner.

News Feeds

DEQ offers a free subscription-based service, called DEQcast, to obtain information on a variety of subjects. With DEQcast, news and public information related to DEQ is delivered directly to an email inbox or RSS reader.  You can also subscribe to News Clips for news articles from major media sources that mention DEQ.

News Releases

DEQ periodically issues news releases on a variety of environmental topics. The news releases are available on the DEQ website and through DEQcast.

Public Calendar

The public calendar provides information on public meetings and hearings, as well as other meetings open to the public. This feature is currently unavailable.  

Public Notices

Notices about upcoming public meetings and hearings are published on the DEQ website. These notices provide details about the subjects of the meetings. Public comments must be submitted through the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall, or as described in the applicable public notice.

Social Media

Read about success stories and other non-regulatory topics on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.  Please note: these are supplemental communication methods, not platforms for conducting agency business.   For regulatory news and notices, please subscribe to DEQcast and TownHall.       

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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