ADEQ’s Offices for Environmental Quality
ADEQ has five offices of operations. There are three regulatory program offices: Air Quality, Land Resources, and Water Quality. There are also two support offices: the Office of Law and Policy and the Office of Operations and Outreach.
Office of Air Quality
The Office of Air Quality regulates industries that emit air pollutants. The Air Quality – Asbestos Section ensures the proper precautions are followed in the demolition or renovation of old buildings that could contain asbestos.
Office of Land Resources
The Office of Land Resources regulates activities to ensure that Arkansas’s land is protected.
Office of Water Quality
The Office of Water Quality regulates stormwater runoff and industrial discharges.
- Water Division
Office of Law & Policy
The Office of Law and Policy includes employees who take care of legal orders, policy analysis, communications, FOIA requests, records management, business assistance, and supplemental environmental projects (SEPs).
Office of Operations & Outreach
Regional Services provides ADEQ regulated waste workshops to the regulated communities, in-service training to ADEQ technical staff, and training for ADEQ Emergency Response staff.
Emergency Response staff responds to incidents involving environmental pollution threats, such as, petroleum spills caused by vehicle accidents, and chemical facility explosions. ER staff works with local public safety officials and emergency response contractors to minimize threats to the environment.