Environmental Quality Board Meeting Scheduled for Norman

For Immediate Release: February 10, 2017

Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119

Members of the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) encourage residents of Central Oklahoma to attend a public forum scheduled for Friday, February 17, 2017. The public forum will be held following the regular business meeting of the board. There is no way to estimate how long the business meeting will last, which means there is no exact time for the start of the public forum. Both the meeting and public forum will be held at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center, 2501 Conference Drive in Norman. The regular business meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Environmental Quality Board is the rulemaking authority for DEQ.

“The board welcomes input from those concerned about Oklahoma’s environment and the regulations governing their protection,” said EQB Chair Jan Kunze. “The board’s role at the forum is to listen to citizens. While board members cannot speak about pending permits or enforcement actions, it is important to learn about citizen issues of concern.”

The meeting and public forum are open to everyone. To learn more about the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, visit https://www.deq.ok.gov. For more information regarding this event, contact Quiana Fields at (405) 702-7100.