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Juneau State Office Mailing Address Update

All mail sent to the DEC office in Juneau through the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to P.O. Box 111800. Beginning October 1, all mail addressed to our Willoughby Avenue address will not be delivered and will be returned to sender by the Post Office. This change only impacts incoming mail to the Juneau office.

Rural and Tribal Issues

How to Reach Us

Office of the Commissioner
Local and Tribal Government Coordinator
Gina Shirey
Division of Water
Tribal and Legislative Liaison
Alida Bus
Office of the Commissioner

Welcome to DEC's Rural and Tribal Environmental Issues webpage. 

Alaska is a big state and home to the nation's most pristine environment and some of the most challenging environmental issues in the United States. DEC's staff use their technical resources and professional expertise to partner with communities and tribes throughout Alaska on local environmental concerns and needs.

Given the wide range of environmental issues and programs, we strive to be more accessible and helpful to rural Alaskans. The development of this page is to provide a point of contact for rural Alaskans and tribal members to access DEC services.

If you are aware of environmental issues in your local communities in rural Alaska, please use the contact form below to alert us so we can provide a proactive response.  We also encourage you to use the contact form to let us know of environmental topics of particular interest to you so we can tailor this page to best fit your needs.

If you are seeking to comment on proposed government regulations, please visit the how to comment on regulations page which outlines the process on ensuring your voice is heard when new regulations are being written.

If you are seeing an environmental event that may lead to immediate threat to human health or the environment, you should report it immediately. For additional information visit the Report a Spill page.

If you would like to report what appears to you as a possible violation of environmental laws and regulations, please visit the Report an Environmental Crime page.

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