Our Mission
  • To serve as the voice for industry on environmental affairs.
  • To inform the general public of what is being done to maintain and improve the quality of our environment.
  • To exchange information and promote cooperation among industries, conservation associations, municipalities and state and federal agencies.
  • To educate industry about proposed and final legislation and regulations concerning environmental matters.


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For our webinar attendees, Continuing Education forms available here ! All forms are due no later than July 31st. 

COVID-19 Updates

AEF's request letter for regulatory relief 

AE&E's response to AEF's request for regulatory relief:

          Response Letter

          Response Letter Attachment

          Enforcement Guidance

          DEQ Provisional COVID-19 Enforcement Guidance

AEF Regulatory Relief Request in response to COVID-19

AE&E/DEQ releases COVID-19 Regulatory Guidance

The broad enforcement guidlines ask for entities to submit a request for regulatory flexibility on an individual basis to COVID19EE@adeq.state.ar.us. AEF reccomends copying the division director and other pertinent DEQ personnel to your request. 

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Addresses Regulatory Relief Requests

The Memorandum notes that the agency’s “compliance-assistance approach” remains in effect and that it will continue to work with all entities “that demonstrate a sincere commitment to compliance.” Further acknowledged is that some entities may need to prioritize compliance activities. Emphasized as a first priority is protecting human health and the environment. Documentation of such efforts is required “to the greatest extent possible.” However, MDNR recognizes that reduced workforces may mean timely reporting could be a challenge. As a result, it is willing to accept alternate reporting schedules where appropriate.

EPA issued regulatory relief letter. 

Arkansas State Chamber COVID-19 Resource Page including new Return to Work Safely information.

Resources from the state: ArkansasReady.com


Diamond Award Application Period Now Open!

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NOTICE: All in-person meetings at DEQ are postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic. 

2020 PC&E Commission Meeting Dates   Note: all meetings are currently remote. Visit the website for more information and how to attend electronically. We are actively monitoring the current proposed rules. Contact Ava for more information. 

*AEF members have internal deadlines to compile comments to send to DEQ on deadlines. Please, refer to our website environmentark.org or e-mail Ava at aroberts@environmentark.org for more information

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