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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
2018-2020Chaper 2, 2018-2020$200,322,152$180,002,952973.00973.00
2016-2018Chapter 1, 2016-2018$175,365,071$176,718,137973.00973.00
2014-2016Chapter 732, Caboose Bill$177,149,170$174,917,123973.00973.00
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 number of hazardous waste sites where remedies to address hazardous waste releases have been constructed or were not necessary (Corrective Action 2020). Other Agency
Cumulative Number of leaks from regulated petroleum tanks.Other Agency
Cumulative number of watershed restoration projects underwayOther Agency
Cumulative percentage of Small Quantity Generators that have never been evaluatedOther Agency
Number of acres above or below the goal of zero (0) net loss of non-tidal wetland acreage. Other Agency
Number of days to process reimbursement claims to petroleum tank owners for cleanup costs incurred.Other Agency
Number of improved agency program business processes.Other Agency
Number of Potomac Aquifer monitoring wells becoming more stable. Other 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 waters fully or partially removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Impaired Waters List.Other Agency
Percentage of data captured, validated and uploaded to EPA's database through the ozone season Other Agency
Percentage of DEQ employees that rate DEQ as "outcome oriented"Other Agency
Percentage of DEQ technical reviews completed within 60 days of Stormwater Management Plan receipt. Other Agency
Percentage of Major and Minor New Source Review (NSR) issued within the regulatory time framesOther Agency
Percentage of reporting regional and local solid waste management planning units meeting the recycling rate.* Other Agency
Percentage of Virginia Pollution Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permits issued within 120 days of a completed application. Other Agency
The annual average of micrograms per cubic meter of fine particulate air matter measured Other Agency
The annual number of days when ozone levels are above the 2015 8-hour ozone standard of 70 parts per billion.Other Agency
Tons of carbon dioxide emitted by power plants in Virginia Agency Key
Total annual statewide emissions of criteria pollutants from point sources. Other 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
24 Measures
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