Environmental Quality Board
The Environmental Quality Board (Board) was established by law in 1993 upon the creation of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Each Board member is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for a five-year term. Board members represent a cross-section of interests from manufacturing to statewide environmental groups. The Board is responsible for the appointment of DEQ’s Executive Director and the adoption of rules relating to the regulatory programs administered by the agency, as well as rules pertaining to DEQ practice and procedure.
Please address written correspondence to any or all Board members to: Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, c/o Quiana Fields, Board and Council Secretary, P.O. Box 1677, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677.
The Board cannot and does not intervene in actions or decisions made by the DEQ in specific cases or matters, such as permitting or enforcement actions. Any questions regarding specific cases or matters pending or decided by the agency should be sent directly to the DEQ division involved in the matter.
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|Michel Paque, Chair||Governor||Non-Profit Statewide Environmental Organization|
|Shannon Ferrell, Vice-Chairman||Governor||Agriculture Industries|
|Alexandria Kindrick||Governor||Non-Profit Statewide Environmental Organization|
|Billy G. Sims||Governor||Water Usage|
|James Kinder||Governor||Rural Water Association|
|John Easton||Governor||Local Governing Board of a City or Town|
|Kenneth L. Hirshey, Jr.||Governor||Environmental Professional|
|Matthew Newman||Governor||Solid Waste Industry|
|Perry Barton||Governor||Manufacturing Representative|
|Richard Auer||Governor||Conservation District Representative|
|Steve Mason||Governor||Hazardous Waste Industry|
|Tim W. Munson||Governor||Non-Profit Statewide Environmental Organization|
|Tracy Hammon||Governor||Petroleum Industry|
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