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Department of Environmental Quality

The Department Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers state and federal laws and regulations for air quality, water quality, water supply and land protection.

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Planners, resource managers and residents can find data and maps related to natural resources including information on coastal laws, policies and fact sheets related to planning and conservation in Virginia's coastal areas.

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For additional help regarding this service, please contact the Department of Environmental Quality.

For general help and information please contact:
Nick Meade
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