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April 22, 2021 Agenda: Drinking Water Board

Meeting Materials Packet (1 MB) Meeting Agenda Tim Davis Cell #: (385) 226-6511 Call to Order Electronic Meeting Notice – Roger Fridal Roll Call – Division Director/Staff Disclosure for Intent to Publicly Comment – Roger Fridal Disclosure for Conflict of Interest – Roger Fridal Financial Assistance Committee Report SRF Applications FEDERAL Woodland Hills Water Company …

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DEQ and Salt Lake School District Partner to Bring Electric School Buses to Utah

DEQ and Salt Lake School District Partner to Bring Electric School Buses to Utah

Beginning today, some students in the Rose Park area will be traveling to and from the classroom in new electric buses. The electric buses replace diesel buses, and were chosen to operate in areas with higher pollution levels. The buses will be the first of their kind in Utah, thanks to a partnership between Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

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Utah DEQ Names Ty Howard as Deputy Director

Ty Howard Named DEQ Deputy Director

DEQ Executive Director Kim Shelley announced today that she has appointed current Waste Management and Radiation Control (WMRC) director Ty Howard to be the deputy director of the Department.

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Waste Management and Radiation Control
2020 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) works continuously to ensure the proper management of solid and hazardous waste, guarantees the safe management of radioactive materials, provides education and outreach, and promotes recycling efforts. DWMRC works closely with facilities to clean up waste-contaminated areas and establishes permit and licensing conditions that ensure that …

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Environmental Response and Remediation
2020 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) protects public health and the environment by cleaning up chemically contaminated sites, ensuring that underground storage tanks are properly managed, and making important chemical usage and emission data available to local response agencies and the public. DERR’s programs provide a wide variety of cleanup and environmental response …

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Air Quality
2020 State of the Environment Report

Utah continues to make significant progress towards understanding and addressing the causes of seasonal air pollution. Increased public awareness and legislative funding for research have provided important support for the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) in its ongoing efforts to reduce pollution, improve air quality, and protect public health. DAQ works to ensure that the …

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Drinking Water
2020 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Drinking Water (DDW) protects drinking water by supporting the safe design and operation of Utah’s public drinking water systems. Its goal is to provide safe drinking water at every tap in every building in Utah. The Division does this by working cooperatively with drinking water professionals and the public to ensure a …

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Water Quality
2020 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) safeguards Utah’s surface and groundwater through programs designed to protect, maintain, and enhance the quality of Utah’s waters. To ensure that the state’s waters meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act and Utah Water Quality Act, DWQ: Develops water-quality standards. Issues discharge permits, inspects facilities, and enforces compliance …

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2020 State of the Environment

Executive Director Message
2020 State of the Environment Report

At the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) our job is to improve the lives of all Utahns — from the Beehive State’s rural backbone to its heart along the Wasatch Front. The State of the Environment report is our annual opportunity to showcase some of DEQ’s many successes. In this report, you will learn …

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Image of the Utah Capitol on a polluted day with the words "Inversion Season 2020-2021

Inversion Season 2020-2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, we sat down with Utah DEQ’s Division of Air Quality Monitoring Manager Bo Call to learn about how Utah’s air quality is monitored, how it’s improving and what it will look like this inversion season.

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Image of radioactive sign that reads, No Need to Panic! Steps you can take to rid your home of radon.

No Need to Panic! Steps You Can Take to Rid Your Home of Radon

January is National Radon Action Month. As a reminder, one in three homes in Utah has elevated levels of radon, and that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Testing your home will give you peace of mind and empower you to fix the problem (It’s easier and less expensive than you may think).

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Image of tractors with the words DEQ Helps Utah Cities Address Polluted Properties

DEQ Helps Utah Cities Address Polluted Properties

To help communities assess and clean up sites contaminated by hazardous waste and petroleum, DEQ provides assistance seeking U.S. EPA Brownfields grants. This year, Salt Lake County, Murray, Spanish Fork City and Green River are vying for federal money to help clean up blighted properties.

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