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Welcome to Pima County DEQ

Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) is a regulatory agency serving Pima County by protecting public health and the environment. PDEQ operates programs to monitor air and water quality, hazardous waste, solid waste, and assist in waste minimization and pollution prevention. PDEQ also provides public outreach, education, and citizens assistance; processes environmental permits; and responds to public complaints and inquiries with investigations and enforcement.

Our Mission

Identify and respond to environmental issues by providing public service including monitoring, enforcement, information, education and solid waste management.

Our Goals

• Assess and identify environmental concerns.
• Acquire proper legal authority.
• Ensure proper resources including a highly trained and motivated staff.
• Maintain open and effective communications between the community and the department.

Our History

Founded in 1989, PDEQ's scope includes air and water quality, hazardous waste, solid waste, waste minimization, and pollution prevention.



Pima County Department of Environmental Quality
33 N. Stone Avenue, Suite 700, Tucson, AZ 85701
520-724-7400 phone
520-838-7432 fax
Beth.gorman@deq.pima.gov - Communications Program Manager


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