NDEQ understands that public service is a cornerstone of our mission as a state agency. NDEQ offers a variety of assistance to help people understand and comply with state and federal environmental laws and regulations. Because there are many programs involved in providing assistance, NDEQ’s
Environmental Assistance Division
can help you find the most appropriate service. Listed below are the kinds of assistance we provide, as well as some helpful resources and directories. Those looking specifically for financial assistance, such as grants and loans, should go to the
portion of this web site.
Small Business & Public Assistance
Provides air, waste, and water environmental assistance to the regulated community and the public.
One-Stop Permit Assistance Program
(Part of the Small Business and Public Assistance Program listed above.) Helps those who may need permits evaluate what they may need to apply for and understand the application process.
On-Site (Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator) Assistance Program
Provides one-on-one training to wastewater treatment facility operators.
Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Assistance Programs
Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certification Program
Voluntary Cleanup Program
Provides state oversight and assistance to property owners, prospective buyers, developers, lending institutions, or others wishing to initiate voluntary environmental clean up activities.
Brownfields Assistance - Section 128(a) Assessments
Brownfield Assistance provides preliminary environmental assessments to determine if there is contamination on a property.
Wellhead Protection Program
Source Water Assistance Program
Both programs assist communities and other public water suppliers in preventing contamination of their water supplies.
Listing of consultant/engineering firms organized by environmental services they provide
On-site (Septic and Lagoon) Directory
Listing of those who are certified to do on-site work for septic and private lagoon systems.
Listing of recyclers and the services they provide.
Waste Service Provider Directory
Listing of those who provide solid and hazardous waste services to businesses and Individuals.
Assistance Coordinators and Hotlines
Air Quality Permit Hotline
Air Quality Environmental Assistance Coordinator,
Waste Management Environmental Assistance Coordinator,
Water Quality Program Assistance,
Small Business & Public Assistance Program Coordinator,
Agriculture Compliance Assistance,
For more information specific about compliance assistance,
NDEQ Compliance Assistance Program
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Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street, Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509