Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s mission is to protect the quality of Nebraska’s environment – our air, land, and water resources. We enforce regulations and provide assistance, but to fully accomplish this vital mission we need your assistance. We encourage you to work with us to ensure future generations can use and enjoy the precious natural resources we enjoy today. More information is available by going to Monthly Metrics, Annual Report and Your Environment .
Smoke Awareness Information

March 17, 2017 -- NDEQ has developed online information to keep the public informed about potential smoke issues that could impact air quality in Nebraska, including burning forecasts in the Flint Hills area to the south. Go to:


Smoke Awareness in Nebraska
Updates of Controlled Burns