Category: DEQ

Compliance and Monitoring

This page presents links to DEQ pages related to compliance and monitoring issues. Compliance Compliance Assistance (For Businesses) Underground Storage Tanks Compliance Section Air Stationary Source Compliance Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Drinking Water Drinking Water Compliance and Monitoring Waste Hazardous Waste Permitting and Compliance Monitoring Air Air Monitoring Section: Utah Drinking Water Visit the Drinking …

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Petroleum

Black and Yellow Wax Black and yellow waxes are thick crude oils with a higher paraffinic content than most crude oils found in North America. These waxy crudes are viscous and have a high pour point, which means they become semi-solid at lower temperatures. The process for refining waxy crudes presents some challenges. Although black …

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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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Destinations

This page provides links to various geographical locations within Utah for which DEQ has some regulatory interest. A N/A B Bear River Beaver County Big Lake Box Elder County C Cache County Calder Reservoir Carbon County Colorado River D Daggett County Davis County Deer Creek Reservoir Duchesne County E Echo and Rockport Reservoirs Emery County …

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Acronyms

As is typical of most State agencies, and especially so with those that deal heavily with science, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality uses acronyms and abbreviations throughout its website. Where possible, descriptions are included. These pages are an attempt to capture and explain as many commonly used DEQ acronyms and abbreviations as possible. To …

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Email Alerts

DEQ provides email notification of meetings, updates, and new information related to many of its programs, committees, and services. You may add your name to any of the notification lists below. You may unsubscribe at any time. If you have questions concerning this service, contact the Web Team. DEQ Public Participation Alerts DEQ provides an …

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DEQ: Who We Are and What We Do

Who We Are DEQ is the state regulatory agency charged with implementing and enforcing state and federal environmental rules and regulations. The agency is made up of five divisions: Air Quality Drinking Water Environmental Response and Remediation Waste Management and Radiation Control Water Quality Each division administers programs that protect different aspects of Utah’s environment. …

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Clean Utah

Clean Utah is a voluntary program that encourages and rewards Utah businesses and other permit holders for going beyond compliance to preserve and protect Utah’s environment. Clean Utah supports the goal of environmental excellence through the integration of continuous improvement into business management and operations typically in the form of a prevention-based Environmental Management System …

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HeatRisk Initiative Helps You Keep Your Cool When Temps Rise

By Royal Delegge, Guest Blogger DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community. Heat is responsible for more deaths in the United States annually than any other weather phenomenon. Given this fact, and …

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New Technical Center Good News for DEQ, the Environment

By Brad Johnson Reliable, science-based information is essential to ensuring the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) makes the best possible decisions and fulfills its mission to safeguard Utah’s air, land, and water. We use the data we collect to protect and inform the public, verify compliance with regulatory standards, and collaborate with local and …

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Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Safeguarding and improving Utah’s air, land and water through balanced regulation Vision Clean air, land and water for a healthy and prosperous Utah Values Exceptional Service We are public servants committed to the people of Utah and our customers. We solve problems, actively engage stakeholders, and are professional, responsive and fair. Commitment to Employees …

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DEQ At A Glance

DEQ’s mission is, “Safeguarding and improving Utah’s air, land and water through balanced regulation.” We implement State and federal environmental laws and work with individuals, community groups, and businesses to protect the quality of our air, land and water. Your interest and involvement can make a difference. We hope this Website provides you with easy …

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Contact DEQ

Help Request Information or Documents (GRAMA) Report a spill or environmental incident (Spill Report) Policy, Planning & Public Affairs DEQ Ombudsman Offices Executive Director Human Resources Policy, Planning & Public Affairs Support Services Divisions Air Quality (801) 536-4000 Drinking Water (801) 536-4200 Environmental Response and Remediation (801) 536-4100 Waste Management and Radiation Control  (801) 536-0200 Water Quality (801) …

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DEQ’s Greatest Asset? Its Employees

By Jen Potter When I was asked to write a blog about the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s commitment to employees, I asked myself one important question: does DEQ’s commitment to employees include a commitment to employee engagement? While commitment affects an employee’s overall satisfaction with his or her job, engagement goes a step further. …

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