Welcome to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Protecting Wyoming’s Environment. Ensuring Wyoming’s Future.

Since 1973, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has served as the state’s regulatory agency charged with protecting, conserving and enhancing Wyoming’s land, air and water for the benefit of current and future generations.

Our scientists and professional staff contribute to the quality of life in Wyoming through a combination of monitoring, permitting, inspection, enforcement, restoration and remediation activities that support responsible stewardship of our state’s natural resources.

Whether you are a homeowner wondering about a project being planned in your neighborhood, an interest group seeking information or a company seeking to establish operations in Wyoming, we are here to answer your questions.


Business Relationships and Economic Development

Large and small businesses throughout the state find DEQ staff effective and responsive. Rules and regulations can be complex and challenging to understand, but we provide the guidance necessary to ensure that your business has the best scientific information to comply with regulations and minimize environmental impact.

We provide meaningful oversight to enable responsible economic development. The agency also works to restore previously polluted and hazardous sites for the benefit of everyone who calls Wyoming home or pays a visit to our great state.

More than 5,000 businesses work with us each year to ensure that operations at more than 28,000 individual facilities throughout the state are in compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations.

Responsibilities

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for enforcing state and federal environmental laws


Clean Air Act


Clean Water Act


Environmental Quality Act


Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act


National Pollution Discharge Elimination System


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act


Superfund Amendments and Title III Reauthorization Act (SARA)

Meet our Administration


Todd Parfitt


Todd Parfitt

DIRECTOR

jody.paessler1@wyo.gov
(307)777-7937

Luke Esch


Luke Esch

DEPUTY DIRECTOR/ISD ADMINISTRATOR

luke.esch1@wyo.gov
(307)777-7192

Nancy Vehr


Nancy Vehr

AQD ADMINISTRATOR

nancy.vehr1@wyo.gov
(307)777-3746

Don Newton


Don Newton

AML ADMINISTRATOR

don.newton@wyo.gov
307-777-7062

Kimber Wichmann


Kimber Wichmann

ADMIN ADMINISTRATOR

kimber.wichmann@wyo.gov
(307)777-7198

Kyle Wendtland


Kyle Wendtland

LQD ADMINISTRATOR

kyle.wendtland@wyo.gov
(307)777-7046

Suzanne Engels


Suzanne Engels

SHWD ADMINISTRATOR

suzanne.engels@wyo.gov
(307)777-7937

Jennifer Zygmunt


Jennifer Zygmunt

WQD ADMINISTRATOR

jennifer.zygmunt@wyo.gov
(307)777-7937

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