Category: Featured

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

Wondering what you can and can’t put in your blue recycling bin? Guest blogger Sophia Nicholas from Salt Lake City Sustainability lets you know how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle right.by reducing your consumption of disposable items, reuse what you can, and then recycle, but in the right way.

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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

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 and stopped issuing its Action Forecasts for PM2.5 pollution. Rest assured, the Action Forecasts will return in Nov., along with colder weather.

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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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Transparency in Government: DEQ’s Commitment to You

By DEQ Communications Office “Government records belong to the citizens of the state, who have a legal right to open and fair access.” – Utah’s GRAMA and Open Government website March 11-17, 2018 was Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of the benefits of open access to public information to citizens, communities, and government. Utah held …

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Legislative Session Helps Protect Air, Land and Water

By Scott Baird The atmosphere at the State Capitol Thursday night was one of mixed emotions. Legislators (and those of us that work with them) were both elated and exhausted as they completed the annual 45-day session of the Utah State Legislature. This year’s appropriations and legislation ensure that we can continue our ongoing work of safeguarding …

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