The Department of Environmental Conservation is governed by the state of Alaska. The department focuses on the conservation, prevention and improvement of natural resources in Alaska. It manages an air quality division that is responsible for reducing automotive pollution and managing the mobile sources of air pollution. The department serves individuals in Anchorage and Fairbanks in Alaska. The Department of Environmental Conservation also operates the Division of Spill Prevention and Response, which works to prevent and respond the cleanup of the unauthorized discharges of oil and hazardous substances. The department s environmental health division is responsible for providing safe food and drinking water. In addition, it issues air permits.