Category: Waste Management and Radiation Control

Tooele County Facility:
Stericycle Inc.

Air Quality Permit Solid Waste Permit The Division of Air Quality and the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control approved the air-quality and solid-waste permits, respectively, for the Tooele County Facility on September 1, 2017. Proposed Facility Stericycle proposes to construct, own, and operate a hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) facility in …

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Stack Testing:
Stericycle Inc.

Stack testing is an important tool used to determine a facility’s compliance with emission limits or capture or control efficiencies established pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA). A stack test: measures the amount of a specific regulated pollutant or pollutants being emitted; demonstrates the capture efficiency of a capture system; or, ascertains the destruction …

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Regulations:
Stericycle Inc.

Environmental Regulations for Medical Waste Incinerators Congress authorized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop standards and guidelines to govern the operation of new and existing incinerators that burn hospital, medical, or infectious waste and authorized the states to develop plans to implement these standards and the guidelines. In 1997, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

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Permits:
Stericycle Inc.

This is a partial list of the information available. Each DEQ Division maintains a more comprehensive historic file. To learn more about how to access those records, visit the DEQ GRAMA Website. DEQ Permits Division of Air Quality Permits Approval Order: Retrofits to Existing Air Pollution Control Device System (08/12/14) (113 KB) Title V Operating Permit …

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Timeline for the Notice of Violation:
Stericycle Inc.

Update December 3, 2014 The Air Quality Board approved the Stericycle Agreement (275 KB) between DEQ and Stericycle for the violations asserted in the August 28, 2014 Notice of Violation (NOV). Update December 1, 2014 Fact Sheet (558 KB) The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Stericycle reached a Settlement Agreement (275 KB) on the violations asserted …

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Notice of Violation:
Stericycle Inc.

Update December 3, 2014 The Air Quality Board approved the Stericycle Agreement (275 KB) between DEQ and Stericycle for the violations asserted in the August 28, 2014 Notice of Violation (NOV). Update December 1, 2014 Fact Sheet (558 KB) The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Stericycle reached a Settlement Agreement (275 KB) on the violations asserted …

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Health Studies:
Stericycle Inc.

On October 24, 2013, Governor Gary Herbert directed the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) to conduct a three-tiered study of the possible health effects from Stericycle. The Governor outlined the three study parameters in a letter to Stericycle: A health consultation to identify and address potential health effects of dioxin and furan releases from the Stericycle …

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Solid Waste Facility Fact Sheet:
Stericycle Inc.

February 2006 Facility Owner Stericycle, Inc. Facility Operator Stericycle, Inc. Property Owner N/A Facility Location 90 North 1100 West North Salt Lake , UT. Front Gate Coordinates: Longitude: 40 ° 50’ 56” North; Latitude: 111 ° 56’ 31” West Remaining Capacity Acres: N/A Tons: N/A Cubic Yards: N/A Years: N/A Permitted Incinerator Capacity: LBs/Hour: 1850 …

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Emissions Limits:
Stericycle Inc.

Two types of pollutants are emitted by Stericycle: criteria pollutants and hazardous air pollutants (HAPS). The process of determining emission limits is slightly different for each type. Criteria pollutants are six common air pollutants found all over the country. They are: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Lead (pb) Nitrogen Dioxide (NOx) Ozone Particulate Matter (PM) Sulfur Dioxide …

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2014 Facilities Investigation:
Stericycle Inc.

On September 17, 2014, the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) was made aware of allegations that Stericycle was processing medical waste in a manner that violated its permit. DSHW has responded to these allegations by initiating an investigation into Stericycle’s operations. The Division will evaluate Stericycle’s compliance with all conditions of its …

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Talking Trash at DEQ

Interview with Matt Sullivan Most of us take our trash to the curb for pickup and don’t really consider where it goes after that. But did you know that the landfill that accepts your trash has to meet and maintain rigorous environmental standards to protect soils, ground water, and air? We asked Matt Sullivan, an …

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Radon: Silent Killer Lurks in One Out of Three Utah Homes

By Jan Poulsen, 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. My name is Jan Poulsen, and I am a lung cancer survivor. I want to share my story in the …

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Hazardous Waste: DEQ Protects the Public through Inspections, Education

By Alex Pashley Almost everything we do creates some kind of waste. While many wastes are relatively benign, some are hazardous and need to be regulated to protect public health and the environment. As a hazardous waste inspector for the Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste (DSHW), I evaluate the hazardous …

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Radon: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

By Eleanor Divver In my job, I hear a lot of stories about families who have suffered terrible personal losses because they were unknowingly exposed to radon gas in their homes. Some of these stories, like the one below, just break my heart. A family moved to Salt Lake City eighteen years ago. The company …

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Keeping Used Oil From Going Down the Storm Drain

 By Scott Hopkins Editor’s Note: This is the second of a series of posts—during the month of September—focused on simple home improvement tips to help improve your quality of life and the environment. If you like to do your own maintenance on your car, you’re in luck: Utah has one of the best used-oil collection …

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