Category: State of the Environment Report

Air Quality
2021 State of the Environment Report

DAQ works to ensure that the air in Utah meets health and visibility standards established under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA).   DAQ responsibilities include: Ensuring the state’s compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and visibility standards at its national parks Enacting rules pertaining to air-quality standards Developing plans to meet federal …

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Environmental Response and Remediation
2021 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) works to prevent environmental contamination and restore land to beneficial use by partnering with communities and industry.  DERR’s programs provide a wide variety of cleanup and environmental response services.   DERR Responsibilities include: Managing the state’s Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and Brownfields programs, services that facilitate the cleanup …

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Waste Management and Radiation Control
2021 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) works continuously to ensure the proper management of solid and hazardous waste, guarantees the safe management of radioactive materials, provides education and outreach, and promotes recycling efforts. DWMRC works closely with facilities to clean up waste-contaminated areas and establishes permit and licensing conditions that ensure that …

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Water Quality
2021 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) safeguards Utah’s surface and groundwater through programs designed to protect, maintain, and enhance the quality of Utah’s waters. To ensure that the state’s waters meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act and Utah Water Quality Act.  DWQ responsibilities include: Developing water-quality standards Issuing discharge permits, inspecting facilities, and …

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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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Water Quality
2019 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) protects surface and groundwater through programs designed to protect, maintain, and enhance the quality of Utah’s waters. To ensure that the state’s waters meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act and Utah Water Quality Act, DWQ: Develops water-quality standards. Issues discharge permits, inspects facilities, and enforces compliance of …

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Drinking Water
2019 State of the Environment Report

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 water professionals and the public to ensure a …

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Air Quality
2019 State of the Environment Report

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 to air-quality standards, develops plans …

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