staff inspecting environmental site
Business & Industry
Meeting of DEQ and Business and Industry

Community / Government

Staff at display table talking to the public

Concerned Citizens

staff discussing permitting applications and forms

Permit Assistance

The Office of External Affairs (OEA) strives to provide and improve access between the agency and Oklahomans, local, state, and federal agencies, the regulated community, and media professionals.  OEA offers technical assistance and resources.  We assist citizens, businesses, and other groups with environmental stewardship.

We help small businesses navigate the permitting process, which in turn helps Oklahoma be more prosperous.  OEA is dedicated to providing information on how new and existing businesses and industry can meet and, in some cases, exceed environmental responsibilities.