The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality was created pursuant to passage of the Nebraska Environmental Protection Act in 1971. Although the Department has grown and been given additional responsibilities over the years, its ongoing mission has remained the same - the protection of Nebraska’s air, land and water resources. Presently, the Agency is authorized a staffing level of 217 full-time employees.
Contact Information and Topical Directory
Contact information for the agency’s main divisions and field offices, a list of Divisions and programs, and a topical listing of agency names and phone numbers.
Careers and Employment Information
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Request Public Records / Public Records Search
The public is welcome to review the public records of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ).
Maps and Data
NDEQ programs collect data through a variety of means, including groundwater and surface water sampling, ambient air quality monitoring, and reports submitted by regulated businesses and industries. These data are used extensively to support the department’s regulatory responsibilities and to an increasing extent are also available to provide the public with information regarding environmental quality, conditions, and concerns. The visual representation of data through mapping will continue to expand and increase in importance due to the extensive amount of data available, and the dynamic, ever-evolving nature of both data collection and mapping technology.
Report an Environmental Pollution Problem or Complaint
Agency Annual Report
Most recent available annual report to the Legislature.Monthly Metrics
In July 2015, NDEQ initiated a monthly metrics report. This information is provided to the Governor’s Office, is shared with NDEQ staff, and now is being presented to the public. The reason this report has been established is to measure what the agency has accomplished; to set annual and longer-term goals; and to examine these goals against accomplishments to ensure continuous process improvements.