Category: BizHelp

Creating Green Teams in Your Facility

Jump to: Developing a Strategy for Winning Senior Leadership Support Selecting Green Team Members Establishing a Green Team Mission Statement Developing a Baseline Identifying Opportunities for Improvement, Prioritizing Efforts, and Setting Goals Developing an Action Plan Determining a Strategy for Tracking, Evaluating, and Reporting a Team’s Progress ¬†Initiating an Education and Awareness Effort Launching Your …

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Converting to Reusable Transport Packaging

Jump to: Determine if Reusable Transport Packaging Will Work for Your Company Compare Costs of One-Time vs. Reusable Transport Packaging Review Case Studies Links to Related Information Your company has the power to make a positive impact on the environment. Companies that convert to reusable transport packaging, made of sturdy virgin or recycled-content plastic, durable …

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Adopting an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program

Jump to: Developing a Strategy for Winning Senior Leadership Support Setting Up an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Team Evaluate Current Products and Practices Establishing a Working Relationship with Vendors Identifying Opportunities for Improvement, Prioritizing Efforts, and Setting Goals Developing Policies and Procedures Determining a Strategy for Evaluating EPP Products Initiating an Education and Awareness Effort Launching …

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Adopting a Sustainability Program

Jump to: Setting Up a Sustainability Team Identify Your Company’s Environmental Impacts Engage Your Stakeholders and Employees Identify Opportunities for Improvement, Prioritizing Efforts, and Setting Long-term Strategies Initiating an Education and Awareness Effort Launching Your Program Celebrating Your Successes Sustainability Links Business and industry leaders are finding Sustainability Programs are a powerful way to improve …

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Adopting a Recycling Program

Jump to: Developing a Strategy for Winning Senior Leadership Support Setting Up a Recycling Team Know Your Waste Find a Recycling Vendor Set Up Your Recycling Collection Contract Set Your Waste Reduction Goals Set Up Recycling Containers and Coordinate Collection Close the Loop by Buying Products with Recycled Content Initiating an Education and Awareness Effort …

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Guides

Business Specific Guides Auto Body Shops Commercial Printers Construction Sites Dry Cleaning Operations Hospitals and Health Care Systems Metal Finishers Oil and Gas Industry Surface Coating Operations Use Reusable Workshop Presentation¬†(6 MB) Key Steps Guides Adopting a Recycling Program Adopting a Sustainability Program Adopting an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program Converting to Reusable Transport Packaging Creating …

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Best Management Practices for Construction Sites

Jump to: Preservation of Existing Vegetation Construction Phasing Construction Entrances Silt Fencing Storm Drain Inlet Protection Vegetative Buffers Site Stabilization Equipment Fueling and Containment Waste Management Fugitive Dust Suppression Are you involved in construction projects? Are you an owner, developer, contractor, subcontractor, architect, construction manager, or design engineer? If so, this guide is for you, …

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Facility Information: Compliance

Jump to: Air Land Water This page serves as a gateway for compliance and permitting information within DEQ. The terms “permitting” and “compliance” are used generically. If you need more detailed information, contact a specific DEQ program or call the DEQ Hotline at (800) 458-0145. Air Issues dealing with air pollution. Permitting Air Quality Permits …

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Common Problems: Compliance

Business owners forget or do not understand the requirements that are in their permits. Often, a permit will stay in a file once it has been received. Review your permit on a periodic basis. If you have questions, contact the engineer who wrote it (name and number are in the permit) or the Small Business …

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Compliance Assistance

Air Quality Resources Air Quality Self-audit for Small Business Common Compliance Problems Division of Air Quality’s Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel and Ombudsman Waste Management and Radiation Control Resources Hazardous waste training sessions (about two hours) and presentations on hazardous waste management and pollution prevention opportunities are available through DEQ’s …

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Tesoro Refinery Case Study

Located in North Salt Lake City, UT, Tesoro is the only refinery in Utah that relies on an infrared (IR) camera to help identify gas leaks that are invisible to the human eye. Identifying and repairing gas leaks provides Tesoro with a competitive advantage by capturing product that would be lost, reducing emissions, and improving …

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Surface Coating Operations Case Study

Many companies are reviewing their surface coating operations as part of their overall environmental improvement program to help them reduce the amount of hazardous waste generated and to save on hazardous waste disposal costs. Environmental improvement programs also help generate more business by meeting your customer’s corporate or individual environmental goals. Coatings protect manufactured parts …

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Metal Finishers Case Study

Many metal finishers are adopting environmental improvement programs to help them reduce their water and energy bills and cut down on the amount of hazardous waste that they generate.

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Intermountain Healthcare (IHC) Case Study

Businesses, such as Intermountain Healthcare (IHC), who use raw materials, energy, water, and other natural resources more efficiently are realizing significant money savings and reduced
regulatory obligations. DEQ’s BizHelp program can show you how.

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Utah Food Services Case Study

Utah Food Services (UFS), a full service caterer, is meeting its mission statement of promoting mindful and creative ways to reduce their carbon footprint by incorporating the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

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Dry Cleaning Operations Case Study

Many dry cleaners are evaluating new cleaning processes as part of their overall environmental improvement program to help them reduce or eliminate the amount of hazardous waste generated and to save on hazardous waste disposal costs.

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