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Utah Department of Environmental Quality Celebrates 30th Anniversary: Safeguarding and Improving Utah’s Air, Land and Water Through Balanced Regulation Since 1991

On July 1, 1991 the Utah Department of Environmental Quality was born. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary it’s important to look back on how the agency was created. It was former Governor Norm Bangerter who suggested DEQ become its own agency. It was created by consolidating five environmental health bureaus housed in the Utah …

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Thatcher Company Inc.

2021 Public Notice Thatcher Company Inc.: Stipulation and Consent Order Public Notice (187 KB) Draft SCO (93 KB) Close of Comments: October 18, 2021, through November 16, 2021 Public Hearing: None Contact: Judith Moran (jmoran@utah.gov) Type: Stipulation and Consent Order

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Utah Students Challenged to Raise Awareness of Radon in Utah:
Elevated levels of radon found in 1 in 3 Utah homes tested

Utah students are invited to get creative and bring awareness of radon in Utah by participating in the 2021 National Radon Poster Contest. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Radon Program is coordinating this year’s contest in partnership with the Center for Disease Control Epidemiology Tracking Program, local health departments and the U.S. Environmental …

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Doug Hansen Named DWMRC Director

DEQ Executive Director Kim Shelley announced today that she has appointed Doug Hansen as the new director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC). Hansen currently serves as the program manager for the Underground Storage Tank Section within the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation.

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What can SBEAP do for you?

What Can SBEAP Do for YOU?

“After contacting the DEQ with our issues, multiple communications were addressed in a professional and timely manner. We were impressed with the great support for our small company.” – ES3 (Engineering and Software System Solutions) “Thank you for all your help! The meeting was very beneficial and will help Tyson stay ahead of what we …

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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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