Environmental Complaints and Local Services Division
The Environmental Complaints and Local Services Division brings DEQ programs to the local level. Locally based environmental specialists, housed in 22 offices across the state, have a role in nearly all of the programs administered by the DEQ.
ECLS performs compliance inspections and provides technical assistance to DEQ permitted facilities. ECLS administers Oklahoma’s on-site sewage treatment program. This includes soil tests, on-site system designs, inspection of system installations and regulatory oversight of certified installers, certified profilers and septage pumpers and transporters. Most importantly, the local environmental specialists respond to all citizen complaints regarding environmental pollution. Finally, ECLS also plays a significant role in disaster response and recovery for the State’s water, sanitation, and waste disposal efforts.