Category: Communication Office

Utah Clean Diesel Program
2018 State of the Environment Report (AQ)

In 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded nearly $2.4 million to the Utah Clean Diesel Program for a heavy-duty diesel-truck replacement program. Class 5-8 diesel trucks that operate a minimum of 50 percent of their time in Utah’s nonattainment areas may be funded up to 25 percent for new replacement trucks. Retiring diesel trucks (engine-model years …

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EPA Targeted Airshed Grant
2018 State of the Environment Report (AQ)

In 2016, EPA awarded DAQ $5 million out of $20 million available through its Targeted Airshed Grants program. The funding was earmarked to help Provo and Logan meet federal air-quality standards for wintertime particulate pollution. The grant money funds two $2.5 million projects over a five-year period. DAQ used the grant to replace 33 school …

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Continuous Improvement/SUCCESS Framework
2018 State of the Environment Report (AQ)

DAQ is committed to continuous improvement to improve performance and implement innovations that advance quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. Listed below are a few of the ongoing continuous improvement/SUCCESS Framework process improvements within DAQ. Continuous Improvement Spotlight: Air Quality Permitting Over the past few years, DAQ has adopted process improvements to its permitting program to reduce …

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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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