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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.

For Small Businesses

The Virginia Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) can provide small businesses free and confidential technical assistance on air quality and other related environmental requirements. The program is set up to help small businesses understand and comply with the Clean Air Act and Virginia's environmental regulations.

For Businesses

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. 

For Educators

The office works with local public and private organizations to deliver quality environmental education programs that meet state academic standards and engage citizens in conservation activities. Programs include watershed education and Project WET.

For Localities

Environmental regulations and resources relevant to local governments.

For Vendors

Information on how to do business with DEQ includes registering in eVA, applying for small business certification and procurement procedures.


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

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