Category: Environmental Response and Remediation

Remediation and Abatement:

This page contains links to various remediation documents and their descriptions. Consultants Certification Manual (4MB) (2009) Cleanup Levels Analytical Methods (55 KB) (7/13) To be used when sampling at Underground Storage Tank sites. Summary of Groundwater and Soil Cleanup Screening Levels (14 KB) (05/16/06) Cleanup screening level information for soil and groundwater samples dated November 1, 2005; became …

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Releases from Above Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) and Underground Heating Oil Tanks (UHOTs):
Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST) Program

The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) has entered into an agreement with the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) to assume oversight of petroleum releases from above ground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground heating oil tanks (UHOTs). This agreement consolidates and clarifies the roles of each Division, making more efficient use of State resources. …

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Consultant Certification:
(UST)

Jump to: Course Schedule: Initial Examination and Renewal Initial Certification Application and Fees Initial Certification Eligibility Location of Examinations and Course Questions Renewal Certification Application and Fees Renewal Certification Eligibility Initial Certification Application and Fees (UAC R311-201-3) Utah UST Consultant Application (15 KB) must be completed and submitted to the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation …

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Contractor Certification Program:
(UST)

Jump to: Comments  Contacts Forms Requirements Contacts Initial Certification Chelsea Qualls For more information on initial certification for UST installers and removers. ECI (801) 885-3838 Initial groundwater and soil sampler certification. See also: Certification Courses and Testing Information and exam schedule for certification. Certification Lists Lists of those certified by DERR to perform work related …

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

DERR is committed to continuous improvement to improve performance and implement innovations that advance operational quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. DERR employs technological tools to increase public access to information and improve operational efficiencies. Continuous Improvement Spotlight: Support Staff Set — and Achieve — Goals for Exceptional Customer Service As part of DEQ’s continuous improvement efforts, …

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Community Involvement
2018 State of the Environment Report (ERR)

DERR is committed to effective community outreach and works diligently to involve residents, property owners, elected officials, and health agencies in cleanup decisions for Superfund sites. Listening to community concerns and building strong relationships helps the Division collect and disseminate information about the site and find workable solutions for cleaning up contaminated areas. Public involvement …

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Superfund (CERCLA)
2018 State of the Environment Report (ERR)

DERR’s Superfund (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)) Branch performs site assessments of potentially contaminated sites to determine whether or not they pose a threat to human health and the environment and require further action, including possible placement on the Federal Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The Branch also manages or performs oversight …

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Voluntary Cleanup Program
2018 State of the Environment Report (ERR)

The Utah Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) was created to promote the voluntary cleanup of contaminated sites and encourage redevelopment of Brownfields and other impacted properties through a streamlined cleanup program. The VCP has been a success, providing communities and businesses with an avenue to partner with DEQ to implement solutions for difficult environmental challenges on …

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Brownfields
2018 State of the Environment Report (ERR)

Brownfields include property where the expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The assessment and cleanup of these sites is a significant step in returning Brownfields properties to beneficial use. EPA Brownfields Grants Community-Wide Assessment Grants Carbon County received an EPA Brownfields …

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Underground Storage Tank Program
2018 State of the Environment Report (ERR)

There are 4,071 underground storage tanks (USTs) in the state of Utah. Over 66 percent of these tanks utilize the Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund as their financial assurance mechanism for the assessment and cleanup of releases. The UST program focuses on prevention through inspection and compliance follow-up. In the event of a release, DERR oversees the cleanups to …

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Division of Environmental Response and Remediation
2018 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) is committed to cleaning up properties to protect human health and the environment, ensuring that underground storage tanks are used properly, delivering exceptional customer service, and forming collaborative partnerships with businesses and stakeholders. Program objectives include: Assessment and cleanup of contaminated properties to protect human health and …

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Underground Storage Tanks (UST) Program

Jump to: Comments and Questions Requirements for Owner/Operators of UST Systems Underground Storage Tanks: Description UST Program: Utah UST Regulations: Accomplishments UST Releases (Leaks) The Utah State Underground Storage Tank Program is a regulatory branch of the Department of Environmental Quality. Its primary goal is to protect human health and the environment from leaking underground …

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Red Tag Program

Beginning in 2013, DERR discontinued issuing tags to be placed on underground petroleum storage tanks to show they are eligible to receive deliveries of fuel or other regulated substances. Now large red “delivery prohibition” tags are placed on tanks that are not eligible to receive deliveries. These are tanks whose certificate of compliance has lapsed …

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Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Program

Jump to: Fraudulent Use of the State PST Fund The purpose of the Utah Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program is to ensure that Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) containing petroleum products are managed in accordance with federal and State laws and regulations. Leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs) can contaminate soil and groundwater, and groundwater accounts for …

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Petroleum Brownfields Program

Jump to: Highlights of past petroleum brownfields assessments completed by UDEQ 2013 2012 2010 2008 2005 2002 2001 2000 1999 “Brownfields” is the term used to describe property where reuse or redevelopment is complicated due to known or perceived environmental contamination. These properties are often difficult to revitalize, which can stall economic growth due to fear of liability …

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Class A and B Operators Registration Program:
(UST)

To meet the Operator Training requirement of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, each UST facility shall, by January 1, 2012, have UST facility operators that are trained and registered with DERR/UST. Each facility shall have three classes of operators: A, B, and C. Summary of UST Operator Requirements Testing Location Utah DEQ/DERR 195 North …

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