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Earth Day Every Day at DEQ

By Courtney Ehrlich If you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that we set aside a day every year to honor the Earth and promote its protection. Did you know that over 193 countries participate in this celebration of our planet? According to the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is “the largest secular holiday in …

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Recycling: This Earth Day, Let’s Get Back to Basics

By Sophia Nicholas, Guest Blogger DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community. Recycling is one of the most common sense practices to conserve resources and care for the Earth. So this Earth …

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Answers to Your Questions about Greenhouse Gas, Tier 3 Vehicle Standards

By Glade Sowards On April 2, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intention to revise the model year (MY) 2022-2025 light-duty vehicle GHG standards. Division of Air Quality (DAQ) staff received questions from the public about how this action might affect air quality in Utah and state efforts to meet federal air-quality standards …

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Recapping the 2017-18 Inversion Season

  “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” -Hal Borland By Jared Mendenhall At the end of March, spring took its turn at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Along with the warmer weather, budding trees and blooming flowers, DEQ’s Division of Air Quality declared an end to the 2017-18 inversion season …

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Utah DEQ Unveils Website Redesign

By DEQ Web Team (part of the Communication Team) In 2016, the DEQ Web Team embarked on a website redesign that is an integral part of the department-wide rebranding effort. This rebranding initiative made DEQ more accessible and relevant to our constituents, bringing to the forefront our mission, vision, and values. On March 23, 2018, …

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Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is
Safeguarding and improving Utah’s air, land and water through balanced regulation.

Your interest and involvement can make a difference. We hope this website provides you with easy access to information as we continue our partnership to enhance Utah's environment.