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  • Commission names new interim director
    The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission appointed

    Richard Whitman, Governor Kate Brown's lead advisor on environmental and natural resource issues, to serve as the new interim director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Whitman's service begins at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2016, and will end when the commission completes a nationwide search for a permanent director.
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DEQ’s website will be temporarily unavailable due to maintenance beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, to approximately noon on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. 

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Please be prepared to pay with a check or cash. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission is hiring DEQ's next director. Please see the recruitment announcement for more details.


Time to Move
This November, DEQ's Headquarters Office will be moving to a new location, the 700 Lloyd Building at 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite #600, Portland, OR 97232. 

The target date for operating at the new location is Nov. 7, 2016.