Category: Environmental Response and Remediation

Sampling Results:
Gold King Mine 2015 Release

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Gold King Mine

A large snowstorm knocked out power to a pump that was diverting water from the Gold King Mine into nearby treatment ponds. Contaminated water from the mine began to flow into Cement Creek on to the Animas River and is headed toward the San Juan River. The release is expected to reach the San Juan River on Monday.

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Gold King Mine 2015 Release

On August 5, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began clearing material from the opening of the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado, to install a pipe to pump water out of the mine. At 10:30 a.m., the material blocking the tunnel entry suddenly gave way, and a large buildup of water that had collected behind the debris was released into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River.

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Testing Requirements: Owner/Operator Approved Training Courses:
(UST)

The information on this page does not constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the State of Utah or the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation. The A and B Operator Training Courses listed below are approved by DERR for both A and B Operator Registration. Indicate on the application if you are registering for …

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Compliance Inspections

What You Need To Do To Have a Successful Inspection Preparing for compliance inspections can be a headache if you don’t have all your paperwork in order. Here is a breakdown of the records you should have available for the inspector upon arrival. It is recommended to keep all these records on-site and in an …

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Closing Underground Storage Tanks in Utah
(UST)

Tank Closure Closing a tank is one way to help protect public health and the environment from the threats posed by older USTs. There are two types of closures: temporary and permanent. Temporary Closure Temporarily closing your USTs may be a good option if you own USTs that are only in operation during part of …

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Closure Plan Requirements
(UST)

R311-204, Utah Administrative Code (U.A.C.), requires Underground Storage Tank (UST) owners and operators to submit a Closure Plan outlining the details of the UST closure to the Executive Secretary of the Utah Solid and Hazardous Waste Control Board. Completed Closure Plan The Owners and Operators (O/O) must submit to the Division of Environmental Response and …

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Certification Manuals: Certification Program
(UST)

The UST Certification Requirements and Rules contain the most recent versions of rules and regulations and should be used to study for all certification exams. Tank Installers should use the rules manual and any study material obtained when they were initially certified (PEI RP100 is also useful). Groundwater and Soil Sampler Exam Reference Material (9 …

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Recertification Exams: Certification Program
(UST)

Applicants for first time Certification for Groundwater/Soil Sampler, UST Remover, and UST Installer must attend a Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) approved course. Those whose certification has been expired for more than two years must take a DERR approved course. For more information contact Michelle Horning (801) 536-4128. Initial and recertification exams for …

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Certificate of Compliance for Underground Storage Tanks

Requirements The Utah Underground Storage Tank (UST) Act requires that owners and operators of regulated petroleum USTs qualify their tanks for and receive a Certificate of Compliance, and keep the USTs in substantial compliance with all UST rules and regulations. It is a violation of the UST Act to operate these USTs without a Certificate …

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