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This glossary provides descriptions of environmental terms for a general understanding of the issues covered by DEQ. It is based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 'Terms of the Environment,' and includes terms and definitions supplied by DEQ's programs. Information on regulatory topics is available on the 'laws and regulations' section of the DEQ web site.

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


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