Established in 2019 as part of the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019 (Act 910), the new umbrella agency called the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment (E&E) absorbed the former Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), which is now named the Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and retains its function as Arkansas's regulatory body in the area of environmental protection.
DEQ's inspectors in the compliance/enforcement branches are perhaps the most visible to the public, with employees performing inspections throughout the state. They are responsible for assuring compliance with and enforcement of state and federal environmental regulations and laws for activities involving Arkansas's air, land, and water. They also respond to public complaints and to facilities that report suspected or confirmed releases.
Area office personnel live outside of Pulaski County so that the Division can quickly respond to environmental emergencies and concerns. Check out the DEQ Area Office Inspectors web page for a list of personnel and their area office locations.