About Us

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment.


DEQ's values guide agency actions: 
  • Environmental results
  • Public service
  • Partnerships
  • Excellence and integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Employee growth 
  • Diversity
  • Health, safety and wellness
  • Economic growth through quality environment 

Mission statement

DEQ's mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water.
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