About Dep

Introduction. The Department of Environmental Protection is an agency of Maine State government with the charge to prevent, abate, and control pollution of the air, land, and water. To learn more about DEP, its history, organization, specific bureaus, offices and units, go to the complete Overview of the Maine DEP.

Board of Environmental Protection. A 10 member citizen’s board appointed by the Governor to make decisions on select permit applications and provide a forum for public participation in department decisions.

Commissioner’s Message. DEP’s focus is the sustainable quality of Maine’s air, land and water.

Jobs at DEP. Open competitive, direct hire, and continuous recruitment positions.

Office Locations. Regional DEP offices are located in Augusta, Bangor, Portland and Presque Isle.

Organization. Organizational charts for the department and the three program bureaus.

Planning. Strategic Plan, EPA Performance Partnership Agreement, and Quality Management System.

Press Releases. Current as well as archived DEP press releases.

Staff Directory. Quick links to frequent contacts and staff search.