Category: Communication Office

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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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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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Image of the Utah Capitol on a polluted day with the words "Inversion Season 2020-2021

Inversion Season 2020-2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, we sat down with Utah DEQ’s Division of Air Quality Monitoring Manager Bo Call to learn about how Utah’s air quality is monitored, how it’s improving and what it will look like this inversion season.

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Image of radioactive sign that reads, No Need to Panic! Steps you can take to rid your home of radon.

No Need to Panic! Steps You Can Take to Rid Your Home of Radon

January is National Radon Action Month. As a reminder, one in three homes in Utah has elevated levels of radon, and that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Testing your home will give you peace of mind and empower you to fix the problem (It’s easier and less expensive than you may think).

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