Office of Environmental Quality

​Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability

Carlos R. Evans,  Director

Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Street
Room 7A North
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 670-1200
Fax: (214) 670-0134


The Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability is committed to leading comprehensive efforts towards environmental stewardship, sustainability, resource conservation, environmental compliance, and environmental education with a focus on excellent equitable service delivery.

OEQS Teams

Air Pollution Control and Air Quality at the City of Dallas works to ensure compliance with the regulated industry through air monitoring and surveillance and air quality initiatives.  In addition, air teams coordinate and enforce the federal and state regulations governing air quality to promote and protect the health, safety and well-being of all Dallas communities

Stormwater Management Compliance is focused on keeping stormwater (rain and urban runoff) clean. The City of Dallas is permitted by the State of Texas through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to discharge from the storm water sewer system into area waterways (Dallas creeks and streams) and the Trinity River. The department manages both compliance for construction, illicit discharges, general pollution prevention, as well as education. Visit to view permits and other information.

Comprehensive Environmental Climate Action Plan outlines the specific activities that the city can undertake to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental quality in the city. There are eight major goals with ninety-seven actions.  At this time, the department is actively engaged in ninety-seven of the actions and a dashboard to view the progress is located at

Other Resources

Texas Emission Reduction Program (TERP)

AirCheckTexas Repair and Replacement Ass​istance Program

Emissions Reduction Strategies for the Private Sector

For more information on Air Quality initiatives, please contact Kevin Overton at 214-670-3887