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About Western Region

DEQ's Western Region encompasses 12 counties (Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill) and has regional offices in Coos Bay, Eugene, Grants Pass, Medford and Salem.

Western Region Office Information - locations, phone numbers, maps

Western Region Initiatives - three initiatives to help align regional work with DEQ's Strategic Directions and focus on issues important to communities in Western Oregon.


Responsibilities
DEQ's Western Region Staff assist with:

  • Developing and issuing permits regulating water discharges, air emissions and hazardous and solid waste disposal.
  • Monitoring and inspecting facilities to ensure compliance with environmental laws.
  • Providing compliance and technical assistance to facilities.
  • Protecting the public from exposure to asbestos and impacts from illegal burning activities.
  • Offering technical assistance on air quality and hazardous waste issues to small businesses.
  • Protecting water supplies from contamination.
  • Providing leadership and effective response any time there is a spill of a hazardous substance.
  • Supervising environmental cleanups of contaminated property.
  • Providing oversight and technical assistance to commercial underground storage tank facilities to prevent, detect and correct fuel leaks to groundwater.
  • Supporting community involvement in environmental protection through outreach activities, response to public queries; and public notice and involvement processes for proposed rulemaking.

 

 

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For more information about DEQ's Western Region call 541-686-7838 or the region.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 811 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204-1390
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency authorized to protect Oregon's environment by
the State of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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