Utah DEQ News

Utah’s Environment: A Look Back at 2018

Each week in the “DEQ Blog” we document the hard work of DEQ’s engineers, scientists and staff. At the start of a new year, we thought it would be nice to take a look back at the ten most popular blogs from 2018.

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A Little Detective Work: Investigating Sites for Contamination

The CERCLA Branch in the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) performs site investigations of potentially contaminated sites within the State of Utah to determine whether or not they pose a threat to human health and the environment and should be included on the federal Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

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Wood-Burning Restrictions Go into Effect November 1

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) reminds residents that wood-burning restrictions go into effect November 1, 2018, and urges Utahns to use online and mobile tools to monitor daily PM2.5 levels.

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Wood Stove and Fireplace Rebate Program Helps Reduce Emissions

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) will launch the Wood Stove Conversion Assistance Program on Oct. 22, 2018. The program was developed to incentivize residents to convert their fireplace or wood stove into a natural-gas or propane device.

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