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Department of Environmental Quality (440)
Strategic PlanningBiennium

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) protects and enhances Virginia’s environment, and promotes the health and well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Document Archive
Document TypeBiennium
Strategic Plan2008-2010
Strategic Plan2010-2012
Strategic Plan2012-2014
Executive Progress Report2012-2014
Budget Information
BienniumChapter TitleYear 1Year 2Year 1Year 2
2015-2018Chapter 836, 2017 Acts of Assembly$175,365,071$176,718,137973.00973.00
2014-2016Chapter 732, Caboose Bill$177,149,170$174,917,123973.00973.00
2012-2014Chapter 1, 2014 Acts of Assembly$241,879,033$153,767,475894.00890.00
See Current Year Operating Plan  showing budgets broken out by Program
There are no actively funded capital projects associated with this agency
Performance Measures
Active performance measures for this agency
Detailed Measures Report - Table Format
Measure NameMeasure Class
Cumulative acres of land certified complete through the Voluntary Remediation ProgramOther Agency
Cumulative percentage of Small Quantity Generators that have never been evaluatedOther Agency
Number of acres above or below the goal of zero net loss of non-tidal wetland acreage.Other Agency
Number of citizens voluntarily connecting with DEQ Other Agency
Number of days to process reimbursement claims to petroleum tank owners for cleanup costs incurred.Other Agency
Number of hazardous waste sites where remedies to address hazardous waste releases have been constructed or were not necessaryOther Agency
Number of improved agency program business processes.Other Agency
Number of micrograms per cubic meter of particulate air matter measuredOther Agency
Number of people certified in Stormwater ManagementOther Agency
Number of Petroleum Cleanup Cases OngoingOther Agency
Number of Potomac Aquifer monitoring wells showing improving water levelsOther Agency
Number of pounds of nitrogen nutrients discharged from significant point sources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.Agency Key
Number of pounds of phosphorous nutrients discharged from significant point sources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.Agency Key
Number of solid waste sites with Groundwater Protection Standard (GPS) exceedance(s) where a Corrective Action Plan or alternative plan has been approved.Other Agency
Number of waste water operator training CPE contact hours made available by the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Training Program (OTP).Other Agency
Number of waters fully or partially removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Impaired Waters List.Other Agency
Percent of DEQ employees that rate DEQ as "outcome oriented"Other Agency
Percent of Stationary Source Stack Testing that is Observed by DEQ StaffOther Agency
Percentage of Completed Air Quality Monitoring Station Automation Upgrades Other Agency
Percentage of DEQ technical reviews completed within 60 days of Stormwater Management Plan receipt. Other Agency
Percentage of eligible, registered vehicles in nonattainment areas that were inspectedOther Agency
Percentage of Groundwater Technical Evaluations completed within the 60 day timeframe required by the procedures manual.Other Agency
Percentage of Major and Minor New Source Review (NSR) issued within the regulatory time framesOther Agency
Percentage of new Virginia Pollution Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permits issued within 120 days of a completed application.Other Agency
Percentage of registered water permitted withdrawals that reported monthly water use.Other Agency
Percentage of reporting regional and local solid waste management planning units meeting the recycling rate mandate.Other Agency
Percentage of the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) active permitted universe of major facilities identified as being in Significant Non-Compliance (SNC) with water permit requirementsOther Agency
The annual number of days when ozone levels are above the 2008 8-hour ozone standard of 75 parts per billion.Other Agency
Tons of carbon dioxide emitted by electric generating units in VirginiaAgency Key
Total annual statewide emissions of criteria pollutantsOther Agency
Total Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) acres restored within Virginia portion of Chesapeake Bay in comparison to restoration goal; Number of Virginia Bay segments meeting their respective SAV acreage goals.Other Agency
Underground storage tank inspections per FTEProductivity
32 Measures
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