For more than 26 years, DEQ has worked tirelessly to protect and restore Oklahoma’s natural beauty. We achieve our mission through permitting, inspecting, investigating, and monitoring activities in various programs, but we also carry out our work in a number of ways beyond enforcing environmental laws and regulations. In keeping with our mission to protect Oklahoma’s environment, DEQ staff is ever vigilant for opportunities to encourage recycling. The Festival of the Arts, Redman Triathlon, Memorial Marathon, and Woody Guthrie Festival are huge events, but for many years recycling options did not exist. When DEQ was approached by event organizers to help set up recycling options, DEQ staff jumped at the opportunity. Now, in addition to listening to good music, perusing beautiful artwork, or running with … Read more
DEQ’s geographic information system (GIS) is used to manage visual representation of data in maps. DEQ uses GIS to make maps that communicate, perform analysis, share information, and solve complex problems helping to make Oklahoma an even better place to live. Visit the DEQ GIS Maps & Data website to explore maps and download data. Data layers on our DEQ Data Viewer include air monitoring sites, Superfund sites, storm water sensitive areas, accredited laboratories and much more.