Utah DEQ News

Drinking Water
2019 State of the Environment Report

Jump to: Drinking Water Populations Water Infrastructure Funding 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 …

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Air Quality
2019 State of the Environment Report

Jump to: Compliance Permitting Planning The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) works to ensure that the air in Utah meets health and visibility standards established under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA). DAQ ensures the state’s compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and visibility standards at its national parks, enacts rules pertaining …

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Environmental Response and Remediation
2019 State of the Environment Report

Brownfields Underground Storage Tanks 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 …

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Waste Management and Radiation Control
2019 State of the Environment Report

Jump to: Hazardous Waste Program Solid Waste Program Radiation Program Corrective Action Measures The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) works continuously to ensure the proper management of solid and hazardous waste, guarantee the safe management of radioactive materials, provide education and outreach, and promote recycling efforts. DWMRC works closely with facilities to …

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Utah Legislature 2020 Environmental Bill Tracker

The Department of Environmental Quality tracks environmental legislation before the 2020 Utah State Legislature as a service to the public. Bills and substitutions/modifications are updated daily. H.B. 5 Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Base Budget Allocates appropriations for the Department of Environmental Quality for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June …

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Sole-Source Conversions Good for Air Quality, Homeowners

This week’s blog is from 2015 and highlights the popular woodstove exchange program. Last week, The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released the 2020 registration schedule for the overwhelmingly popular grant program to convert operating wood-burning fireplaces to cleaner-burning natural gas or electric. Online registration will take place across the Wasatch Front and Cache …

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Healthy Watersheds for a Healthy Utah

Healthy Watersheds for a Healthy Utah

Wherever you are, you’re standing in a watershed. Learn more about watersheds, DEQ’s role in protecting these precious water resources, and what you can do to help keep our watersheds healthy.

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I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

The holidays are typically a time to go all out. So many decisions to make—food, decorations, parties and gifts. This year, however, there’s something else to consider when you start decking the halls. How can this year be more environmentally friendly than the last? Here are seven ideas to help your dreams of a green Christmas come true.

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Geneva Steel Remediation Work

Geneva Steel Remediation Work
Coal Tar Pond near Vineyard, Utah

Preliminary Off-Site Air Monitoring Results Update May 7, 2020 The attached table provides the latest results from the off-site air sampling locations used to monitor the cleanup at the former Geneva Steel site. The data were collected from Dec. 9, 2019 through April 10, 2020. Update April 6, 2020 The attached table provides the latest …

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 #IamUtahDEQ: Grateful to Live in Utah

DEQ employees love living in Utah and they are some of the state’s greatest advocates. In this week’s blog post the scientists, engineers and staff share some of the reasons they are grateful to live in the Beehive State. Happy Thanksgiving!

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#IamUtahDEQ: 2019 Harmful Algal Bloom Update

The hard-working scientists of DWQ’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Program spent the past five months visiting and analyzing data from 800 sites across 65 different water bodies in Utah. Learn more about this valuable team in this week’s blog post.

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