Category: Environmental Response and Remediation

Above Ground Storage Tanks
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Above Ground Storage Tanks are typically regulated by local fire departments. Cleanup of petroleum spills may be handled through the State’s Underground Tank Program. Additionally, permitting of tanks may be required through the State’s air quality program. Under Utah State Law, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to verify the lawful presence …

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Underground Storage Tank Contractor Certification
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The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program oversees UST notification, installation, inspection, removal, and compliance with State and federal UST regulations concerning release prevention and remediation. Under Utah State Law, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to verify the lawful presence in the United States of an individual at least 18 years of …

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Initial Underground Storage Tank Contractor Certification
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The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program oversees UST notification, installation, inspection, removal, and compliance with State and federal UST regulations concerning release prevention and remediation. Under Utah State Law, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to verify the lawful presence in the United States of an individual at least 18 years of …

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Underground Storage Tank Contractor Recertification
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The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program oversees UST notification, installation, inspection, removal, and compliance with State and federal UST regulations concerning release prevention and remediation. Under Utah State Law, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to verify the lawful presence in the United States of an individual at least 18 years of …

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Underground Storage Tank Owner/Operator Training & Registration
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Owning and operating an underground storage tank has several requirements to be performed prior to installation. Under Utah State Law, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required to verify the lawful presence in the United States of an individual at least 18 years of age (includes sole proprietor doing business under an assumed …

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Requirements for Installing New Underground Storage Tanks
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To meet the Operator Training requirement of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, each UST facility shall have UST facility operators that are trained and registered with DERR/UST. Each facility shall have three classes of operators: A, B, and C. When installing a new tank there is a requirement to notify the Utah Division of …

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Petroleum Storage Tank Programs Related Topics
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Information on Tank registration Fees, PST Fund Fees, and Alternative Mechanisms Fees Installing Underground Storage Tanks Operating Underground Storage Tanks Tank Fees Underground Storage Tank Operator Training End of the Storage Tank Section Next Up? Drinking Water You have completed the Petroleum Storage Tank Programs section of the Permit Wizard process. If you have not …

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Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
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The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA, 1986) implemented two chemical reporting programs: The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) The on-site chemical storage inventory (Tier 2) EPCRA uses several standards defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to establish reporting thresholds under the TRI and Tier 2 programs. The …

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Clandestine Drug Lab Decontamination Certification
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In response to clandestine drug labs and the growing concern over the nature of potential health effects associated with residual methamphetamine in the environment, the Utah State Legislature passed the Illegal Drug Operations Site Reporting and Decontamination Act during the 2004 General Session. The Act was subsequently amended during the 2008 General Session to change …

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Other Programs Related Topics
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Brownfields Community Revitalization If you are performing due diligence and considering buying contaminated property or potentially contaminated property for redevelopment you may be required to produce written assurances. Visit the following links for details. Brownfields Enforceable Written Assurances UST Assessment Grant Funding Voluntary Cleanup Program End of the Other Programs Section End of the Permit …

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Environmental Response and Remediation
2020 State of the Environment Report

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 cleanup and environmental response …

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DEQ Helps Utah Cities Address Polluted Properties

To help communities assess and clean up sites contaminated by hazardous waste and petroleum, DEQ provides assistance seeking U.S. EPA Brownfields grants. This year, Salt Lake County, Murray, Spanish Fork City and Green River are vying for federal money to help clean up blighted properties.

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Notification of Subsurface Petroleum Contamination

Through the Blue Stakes Utility notification system, the Utah Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) receives a notification that you plan to excavate in the vicinity of a former Leaking Underground Storage Tank facility. Residual petroleum contaminated soils and/or groundwater may be present within your excavation area. If you would like more information regarding …

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Cleanup Success at Ogden’s Swift Building

For 100 years, the Ogden Swift Building was used as a meatpacking plant, warehouse for surplus military items and a chemical manufacturer. To clean up the property, DEQ used a host of tools to bring it back into economic use.

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Metrics: Environmental Response and Remediation

UST Branch Percent of Underground Storage Tank Facilities in Significant Compliance Over Time An underground storage tank (UST) is a tank connected to piping that has at least ten percent of its combined volume underground. USTs may contaminate groundwater, the source of drinking water for nearly half of all Americans. U.S. EPA and states collaborate …

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Image of men installing an underground storage tank

Keeping an Eye on Underground Storage Tanks

Out of sight, out of mind. The old adage reminds us that ignorance is bliss. Luckily for Utah residents, the engineers and scientists at DEQ’s Division of Environmental Response and Remediation are not ignorant of one important out-of-sight risk—underground storage tanks.

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