The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is a state agency that is responsible for administering environmental laws and regulations. The department protects air, land and water from pollution. Its responsibilities include reducing air pollution, protecting water quality in rivers and streams, ensuring the proper handling of sure waste, supporting community renewal and revitalization efforts, promoting advanced energy technology and helping citizens with the prevention of pollution. Located in Greensburg, Pa., the department maintains an office of field operations that oversees regional offices, the Bureau of Regional Coordination and Program Evaluation and the Bureau of Laboratories. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection additionally operates an office of water management that plans, directs and coordinates programs associated with the management and protection of the commonwealth s water resources. In addition, it supports various programs related to air quality, erosion control, flood protection, conservation grants and land recycling.