Environmental Quality Board Meeting Scheduled for Shawnee, OK

For Immediate Release:  November 1, 2022

Contact:  Erin Hatfield, 405-702-7119 or erin.hatfield@deq.ok.gov

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 Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  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, so there is no exact time for the start of the public forum.  Both the meeting and public forum will be held at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center at the Marty Lewis Public Safety Center – Enterprise Room, 1 John C. Bruton Blvd., Shawnee, OK 74084. 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.  The board’s role at the forum is to listen to citizens.  While the board can’t talk about pending permits or enforcement actions, members do want to know about your issues of concern.

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