Agency Information


Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality was created pursuant to passage of the Nebraska Environmental Protection Act in 1971. Although the Department has grown and been given additional responsibilities over the years, its ongoing mission has remained the same - the protection of Nebraska’s air, land and water resources.

July 1, 2019, the Nebraska Energy Office (NEO) merged with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to become the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (DEE).

Effective July 1, 2021, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Drinking Water Division became part of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (DEE).

Presently, the Agency is authorized a staffing level of 215 full-time employees.

As these mergers continue to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, the agency website will continue to be updated to include the most current information, rules, regulations, guidance, and support to all fellow Nebraskans.

Organizational chart

High level diagram of the organizational structure

Office Information

Addresses and phone numbers of NDEE offices

Contact Information and Topical Directory

Contact information for the agency’s main divisions, field offices, programs, and a topical listing of program names and phone numbers.

Careers and Employment Information

Do you want to make a difference right now and for future generations?

Request Public Records / Public Records Search

The public is welcome to review the public records of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE).

Maps and Data

NDEE programs collect data through a variety of means, including groundwater and surface water sampling, ambient air quality monitoring, and reports submitted by regulated businesses and industries. These data are used extensively to support the department’s regulatory responsibilities and to an increasing extent are also available to provide the public with information regarding environmental quality, conditions, and concerns.

The visual representation of data through mapping will continue to expand and increase in importance due to the extensive amount of data available, and the dynamic, ever-evolving nature of both data collection and mapping technology.

Report an Environmental Pollution Problem or Complaint

Who to call, including
after hours contact phone numbers.

Monthly Metrics

In July 2015, NDEE initiated a monthly metrics report. This information is provided to the Governor’s Office, is shared with NDEE staff, and now is being presented to the public. The reason this report has been established is to measure what the agency has accomplished; to set annual and longer-term goals; and to examine these goals against accomplishments to ensure continuous process improvements.

Agency annual report

Most recent available annual report to the Legislature.