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DEQ is Taking Action for Oregon

Protecting public health and the environment on many fronts

From monitoring and assessing the quality of our air, water and soil, through regulation that reduces pollution, and looking ahead to what climate change may bring, DEQ supports businesses, communities, and municipalities statewide to preserve and protect Oregon's natural resources and human health.




Through water and soil sampling and air monitors, DEQ is able to measure the health of Oregon's environment, highlighting where action is most needed.

Key programs: Air Quality Index, Water Quality Monitoring, Water
Quality Assessment Program
, Integrated Reports, DEQ Laboratory




DEQ's grants, loans, and our clean energy and waste management campaigns provide opportunities for businesses, consumers and municipalities.

Key programs: Clean Water State Revolving Fund, Electric Vehicle Rebate Program, Clean Fuels Program, Repair and Reuse Grants, Nonpoint Source Implementation Grants




DEQ's regulatory efforts for industrial activities helps to minimize pollution and protect human health, wildlife, and the state's ecosystems.

Key programs: Cleaner Air Oregon, Total Maximum Daily Loads, Vehicle Inspection, Permitting, Onsite Septic Systems, Asbestos Licensing




DEQ is there to help communities and individuals manage the impacts when the worst happens, including oil spills, superfund sites, wildfire cleanup, and contaminated properties.

Key programs: Emergency Response, Cleanup Program, Tanks Program, Toxics Reduction, Pollution Complaint SystemWildfires




We don't do it alone. DEQ works with communities, stakeholders, and other state agencies to work toward just and fair environmental practices.

Key programs: Tribal Relations, Environmental Justice, Drinking Water Protection, Waste Prevention, Household Hazardous Waste, Regional Solutions

Oregon. There's a lot to protect.


Want to know more?

Check out our About Us page or visit any of the pages above to learn more about our current actions.

Love Oregon?

Come help us protect it.

Visit our Human Resources page to fill out a request for an informational interview.