Division of Environmental Quality

Office of Land Resources

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Who We Are

E&E’s Office of Land Resources (OLR) protects Arkansas’s land through a variety of programs, such as the Brownfield Program, which returns unproductive and potentially contaminated properties back to beneficial use, and the Tire Accountability Program, which promotes environmentally-sound and cost-effective tire waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. In addition, OLR oversees Arkansas’s regulation of hazardous and solid waste.

Jarrod Zweifel

Associate Director, Office of Land Resources

"Our office protects human health as well as the soil and groundwater of Arkansas by ensuring the safe disposal of waste and the remediation of polluted sites. Solid Waste is managed through the permitting of municipal and industrial solid waste landfills. We oversee the proper management, disposal, and treatment of all hazardous waste in Arkansas as well as underground storage tanks, found at gas stations. We encourage effective management in these arenas through the licensing of industry operators and contractors. It is important to our office to return contaminated land to beneficial use."

AR Will Benefit from Increased Demand for Lithium

AR Will Benefit from Increased Demand for Lithium

The fascination with Arkansas’s diamond mines soon may be matched with interest in its bromine brines. A state-of-the-art facility is already extracting lithium—a critical mineral for the production of batteries and electronics—from bromine brines produced from the Jurassic Smackover Formation.
DEQ Leadership

Questions or Comments?

Bailey Taylor

Associate Environment Administrator, Division of Environmental Quality

Alan York

Associate Director, Office of Water Quality

Lucy Cross

Enterprise Services Director, Enterprise Services

Jarrod Zweifel

Associate Director, Office of Land Resources

David Witherow

Associate Director, Office of Air Quality

Report an Emergency

If you are reporting a spill, leak, geohazard event, release of petroleum products, hazardous materials, or gases that requires an immediate emergency response, please call the:

Arkansas Division of Emergency Management

Then contact the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment:

E&E Emergency Management

If after hours, please leave a message. Your call will be returned.

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