Utah DEQ News

Environmental Protection Agency Announces Cleanup at Utah Superfund Site: Jacobs Smelter to receive Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the Jacobs Smelter Superfund Site in Stockton, Utah, will receive Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding. The funds will provide critical cleanup and work to protect human and environmental health. The Stockton site is among 49 sites across the country benefiting from the $1 billion investment from the BIL. “This funding …

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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 six 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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Air Quality
2020 State of the Environment Report

Screen Readers: The content of the above pie chart follows. Emissions by Source Statewide Sectors Area: 71.15% Non-Road: 6.51% Oil and Gas: 4.32% On-Road: 13.65% Point: 4.29% VOC Refuel: .08% Wasatch Front Sectors Area: 26.88% Non-Road: 23.86% Oil and Gas: 0% On-Road: 42.7% Point: 6.31% VOC Refuel: .25%

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