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Dept of Environmental Quality: Agency Subdivisions

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Environmental Quality Commission
Address: 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600, Portland 97232
Phone: 503-229-5695
Fax: 503-229-6124
Contact: Greg Aldrich


Duties and Responsibilities: The Environmental Quality Commission, DEQ’s policy and rulemaking board, adopts administrative rules, issues orders, reviews appeals of fines or other DEQ actions and hires the DEQ director. The governor appoints commission members to four-year terms.

 

Environmental Solutions Division
Address: 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600, Portland 97232
Phone: 503-229-5696; Toll-free (Oregon only): 1-800-452-4011
Fax: 503-229-6124
Web: www.oregon.gov/DEQ/Pages/index.aspx

Contact: Wendy Wiles, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: The Environmental Solutions Division is responsible for collecting and analyzing environmental information and developing sound and effective environmental strategies. The division ensures that technical and scientific expertise is available to inform and carry out these responsibilities. In partnership with others, the division takes a comprehensive and holistic view of environmental impacts and seeks to create solutions that reduce negative impacts.



Operations Division
Address: 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600, Portland 97232
Phone: 503-229-5696; Toll-free (Oregon only): 1-800-452-4011
Fax: 503-229-6124
Web: www.oregon.gov/DEQ/Pages/index.aspx

Contact: Lydia Emer, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: The Operations Division has lead responsibility to ensure that DEQ’s work is delivered in a consistent and effective manner across media and regions. The division collaborates with the other divisions to ensure that implementation planning is central to policy development. The division works to optimize the delivery of programs and services to Oregonians, and implements and supports specific programs in DEQ’s regional divisions.

 

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