OUR MISSION AND VISION
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is implementing bold, forward-thinking actions to achieve our MISSION “to protect and improve public health and our environment.” Our VISION is “to lead the nation in fostering a healthy and sustainable future through effective and innovative environmental actions.” Together, these represent our commitment to make sure all Oklahomans have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and our land is protected – making Oklahoma an even better place to live.
Place SERVICE at the forefront of agency planning and execution, internal communications, and interactions with citizens, businesses, and our local, state, and federal counterparts.
Establish efficient and transparent permitting processes to produce timely, cost effective, and enforceable permits.
Maintain a responsive, equitable and timely environmental complaints process and emergency response system.
Ensure agency rules and compliance monitoring/enforcement processes are transparent, easy to understand, and fairly administered.
Use technology to improve agency transparency, customer compliance with environmental laws, and information dissemination.