Environmental Complaints and Local Services Division
The Environmental Complaints and Local Services Division is responsible for bringing the environmental programs of the DEQ to the local level. Locally based environmental specialists, housed in 22 offices across the state, have some role in nearly all of the programs administered by the DEQ. They provide regulatory inspections as well as technical assistance for all facilities having a DEQ permit. All aspects of the on-site sewage program are handled by ECLS. This includes soil tests, design of systems, inspection of system installations and regulatory oversight of certified installers and septage pumpers and haulers. Most importantly, the local environmental specialists respond to all citizen complaints regarding environmental pollution.