Application Process

The DEQ Internal Workgroup coordinates compliance reviews of all applications and recommends Partner applicants for membership directly to DEQ's Secretary.  All Rising Steward and Steward applicants receive an onsite verification visit by an ESI team to verify application information. These applications are reviewed annually in the spring and fall by the ESI Advisory Board. Following review, the Advisory Board then makes recommendations for membership. The final decision is up to the discretion of the DEQ Secretary.

ESI Application cycle