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Donna Kemp Spangler

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2018

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2018:


2017

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2017:


2016

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2016:


2015

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2015:


2014

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2014:


2013

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2013:


2012

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2012:


2011

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2011:


2010

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2010:


2009

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2009. They are contained in a single archival document.

  • December 23, 2009: Updated Report Notes Progress Made to Air, Land and Water
  • December 01, 2009: EPA Honors Retiring Deputy Director for Environmental Leadership
  • December 01, 2009: Superfund Manager to Head DEQ’s Environmental Response and Remediation
  • November 25, 2009: New District Engineer for Southwest Utah
  • November 18, 2009: Water Quality Crews Testing Provo River
  • November 12, 2009: Depleted Uranium Public Comment Period Canceled
  • November 12, 2009: Three State Radon Poster Contest Winners Announced
  • October 29, 2009: Choose Clean Air Switches to Winter Pollution Alerts | Historic Summary
  • October 26, 2009: Environmental Response Director Named Deputy Director of DEQ
  • September 17, 2009: Groups Recognized for Pollution Prevention
  • September 08, 2009: Utah Students Encouraged to Enter National Radon Poster Contest
  • September 03, 2009: Drop Off Unused Medications During the U’s Health Fair
  • June 25, 2009: Water Quality Board Allocates $4 Million in Stimulus for Nine Water Projects
  • June 10, 2009: PowerForward Campaign Begins: Energy Conservation Can Help Keep Costs Down
  • May 19, 2009: Summer Signals Start of Ozone Alerts
  • April 01, 2009: USU Associate Dean Honored for Water Quality Work
  • April 06, 2009: Water Quality Board OKs Stimulus Money for Sewer Projects
  • April 16, 2009: Drop Off Unused Drugs at Smith’s for Safe, Proper Disposal
  • April 22, 2009: For Some Utah Businesses, Earth Day is “Business as Usual”
  • April 23, 2009: DEQ Scientist Honored for Work in Underground Tanks
  • April 27, 2009: Utah Communities Get Stimulus Money for Drinking Water
  • March 05, 2009: Air Quality Inspector to Head Air Monitoring Center
  • February 26, 2009: Water Quality to Host Tour for Heber Valley Residents Interested in Wastewater Discharges from New Jordanelle Facility
  • January 05, 2009: Governor Huntsman Declares January “Radon Action Month”

2008

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2008. They are contained in a single archival document.

  • December 30, 2008: Utah Report on the Environment
    2008 – Milestones Made to Air, Land and Water
  • December 29, 2008: Finance Director to head DEQ’s Support Services
  • December 15, 2008: Murray and St. George Schools kick off Bus Retrofit Projects
  • November 10, 2008: Environmental Director Rick Sprott to Retire
  • November 03, 2008: Three State Radon Poster Contest Winners Announced
  • October 30, 2008: Choose Clean Air ‘Red Light Green Light’ Program begins Saturday
  • September 24, 2008: Drinking Water Director Given Distinguished Service Award
  • September 24, 2008: Utah Students Invited to Enter 2009 National Radon Poster Contest
  • September 23, 2008: Utah Supports Regional Cap-and-Trade Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
  • September 03, 2008: New Workgroup Focuses on Carbon Capture Regs
  • August 18, 2008: Final Chance to Comment on Water Quality Changes
  • July 31, 2008: Schools Eligible for Funds to Retrofit Busses
  • July 02, 2008: Neighborhood Fireworks Contribute to Poor Air Quality
  • June 19, 2008: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal Announced Friday
  • June 10, 2008: State of Utah’s Request for a Hearing and Petition for Leave to Intervene (Italian Waste)
  • May 29, 2008: Governor Huntsman Tours Perry Weigh Station
  • May 22, 2008: Convert Your Vehicle to Compressed Natural Gas – SAFELY
  • May 15, 2008: States, Provinces Taking Action to Curb Climate Change
  • May 15, 2008: Input sought on Selenium Standard for Great Salt Lake
  • May 13, 2008: Northwest Interstate Compact decision on the Italian Waste
  • April 23, 2008: Governor Huntsman Blocks Italian Waste
  • April 17, 2008: Court Asked to Approve Kennecott Cleanup Agreement
  • March 31, 2008: Two State Geologists Honored for Water Quality Work
  • March 12, 2008: Utah Prepared to Meet Tougher Federal Ozone Rules
  • February 15, 2008: Utahns Given Opportunity to Comment on Nevada Power Plant
  • January 15, 2008: Utah Government and Firms Address Climate Change

2007

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2007. They are contained in a single archival document.

  • December 31, 2007: Events in January to Recognize National Radon Action Month
  • November 15, 2007: Kids Choice Awards: State Radon Poster Contest
  • October 29, 2007: Winter Wood Burning Season upon Us “Red Light Green Light” Program Already in Action
  • October 02, 2007: Fish Advisory Issued for Channel Catfish, Expanded for Carp in Utah Lake
  • September 28, 2007: Utah Students Invited to Enter National Radon Poster Contest
  • September 26, 2007: Groups Recognized for Pollution Prevention
  • September 25, 2007: Fires Impact Air Quality This Summer
  • September 12, 2007: Governors Call on Auto Industry to Work Toward Clean Cars
  • September 12, 2007: Governors Letter to Call on Auto Industry to Work Toward Clean Cars
  • August 22, 2007: Western Climate Initiative Members Set Regional Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • August 22, 2007: Utah to Set its Own Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal
  • August 14, 2007: Home is the Best Spot to Watch Key Bank Implode
  • July 17, 2007: Neighborhood Fireworks Contribute to Poor Air Quality
  • July 10, 2007: Residents near Fires should Limit Outdoor Activity
  • July 09, 2007: Agreement Reached on Kennecott Groundwater Cleanup
  • June 20, 2007: It’s Official: Sprott New Director at DEQ
  • June 06, 2007: Heying Appointed Air Quality Director
  • June 04, 2007: PowerForward Kickoff—Utahns Urged to Conserve Energy
  • May 17, 2007: Governor Appoints New Energy Advisor, DEQ Director
  • May 17, 2007: Ozone Season Begins Early with Call for Action
  • May 08, 2007: Utah Joins Thirty State Effort to Address Climate Change
  • May 03, 2007: May 6-12 is Water Week First Water Week Draws Flood of Events
  • April 23, 2007: Fish Advisories issued for Six Waterways across the State
  • April 19, 2007: UDAF’s Hopkin Receives Water Quality Award
  • April 10, 2007: New District Engineer for Cedar City Area
  • April 02, 2007: Celebrate Earth Day: Get the Mercury Out
  • March 23, 2007: Foam in Green River Could be Naturally Caused
  • March 01, 2007: Winter Air Program Ends with Record Reds
  • February 13, 2007: New Air Quality Forecasts Go Live
  • February 12, 2007: Bousfield Named Drinking Water Director
  • January 08, 2007: Governor To Hold Public Hearings on Divine Strake

2006

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2006. They are contained in a single archival document.

  • December 28, 2006: Utah Water Quality Board Revises Settlement with Ritewood Egg
  • November 13, 2006: Drinking Water Director leaves DEQ for Private Sector
  • October 31, 2006: Red Light-Green Light” Begins Wednesday [Nov. 1]
  • September 20, 2006: Duck Advisories Revised
  • May 26, 2006: Governor Urges Utahns to PowerForward and Conserve Energy
  • May 15, 2006: Fish Advisory issued for Carp in Utah Lake
  • April 21, 2006: Summer ‘Red-Light Green-Light’ Ozone Season Kicks off Saturday April 29 with Choose Clean Air 5k Walk/Run in Sandy
  • March 31, 2006: Get the Mercury Out: Free Disposal Offered at Selected Sites
  • February 28, 2006: Air Quality Wood-Burn Season Ends

2005

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2005. They are contained in a single archival document.

  • December 28, 2005: Clean up Completed on Remaining Portland Cement Sites
  • December 19, 2005: Proper Mercury Disposal Prevents Costly Cleanups and Exposure
  • November 10, 2005: Fish Advisory Issued for Green River in Desolation Canyon
  • November 05, 2005: DEQ Hosts Annual Lead Conference
  • November 01, 2005: DEQ Manager Recognized for Tailings Removal
  • October 31, 2005: “Red Light-Green Light” Begins Tuesday
  • October 18, 2005: New Public Information Officer Named
  • October 05, 2005: Clean Utah Welcomes Hexcel Corporation
  • September 15, 2005: PowerForward Program Ends Its Fifth Season
  • September 12, 2005: Utah Attains Air Quality Health Standards: Final Plans Submitted
  • August 22, 2005: Health Officials Issue Fish Advisories For Two Southern Utah Waters
  • August 05, 2005: DEQ Signs Agreement With EPA to Study Agricultural Emissions
  • July 01, 2005: DEQ Issues Smoke Health Advisory
  • June 14, 2005: Grant Money Available to Help Communities Assess Contaminated Sites
  • June 03, 2005: PowerForward Begins Fifth Season Energy Conservation Initiative Now Under the Direction of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality
  • May 31, 2005: DEQ Introduces New Color Code System for Ozone
  • May 23, 2005: Health Advisory for Malad River Lifted
  • May 19, 2005: Water Health Advisory in Farr West Lifted
  • May 16, 2005: Water Health Advisory in Tremonton Lifted
  • May 13, 2005: Autoliv Selected for Environmental Recognition
  • May 12, 2005: Raw Sewage Discharging into Ditch then Weber River
  • May 12, 2005: Sewage Discharging to Salt Creek Update
  • May 11, 2005: Chemical Releases to Utah’s Air and Water Continue to Decrease
  • May 11, 2005: Raw Sewage Discharging into Malad River
  • May 11, 2005: Raw Sewage Discharging into Ditch then Salt Creek
  • May 04, 2005: Health Advisory for Malad River Lifted
  • May 02, 2005: Raw Sewage Discharge into Malad River Ceases
  • April 28, 2005: Raw Sewage Discharging into Malad River
  • April 08, 2005: State Water Quality Director Appointed
  • April 06, 2005: Utah Supports DOE Decision to Move Moab Tailings Pile
  • March 17, 2005: Clean Utah Accepts First Four Companies Into Program
  • March 15, 2005: Air Quality Wood-Burn Season Ends
  • March 02, 2005: DEQ, Sandy City to Host Choose Clean Air 5K Walk/Run
  • March 01, 2005: “Red Light—Green Light” Air Quality Program Extended Two Weeks
  • January 18, 2005: Drinking Water Board Sends Emergency Funds to Gunlock and St. George
  • January 18, 2005: Update on Untreated Sewage Entering Santa Clara and Virgin Rivers: Health Advisory Still in Effect

2004

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2004. They are contained in a single archival document.

  • December 16, 2004: Utah Celebrates 30 Years of Safe Drinking Water
  • December 08, 2004: Utah Small Businesses Recognized for Reducing Air Pollution
  • October 29, 2004: “Red Light—Green Light” Air Quality Program Begins Monday
  • October 28, 2004: Oxy Fuel No Longer Required in Utah County
  • October 27, 2004: Health Officials Issue Fish Advisory for Silver Creek
  • October 12, 2004: Water Quality Board Approves Use Of Gray Water
  • October 05, 2004: Utah DEQ and EPA Offer Free Petroleum Brownfields Workshop
  • October 04, 2004: DEQ Water Quality Scientist Receives EPA Environmental Achievement Award
  • September 07, 2004: Utah Launches New Pollution Prevention Program
  • August 31, 2004: Trustee Approves Groundwater Cleanup Plan
  • August 10, 2004: State Negotiates Settlement for Damages to Groundwater in Mapleton Area
  • July 18, 2004: DEQ Issues Call to Action to Help Fight Summertime Air Pollution
  • July 02, 2004: Small Business Panel Seeks Nominations for Air Quality Recognition Program
  • June 29, 2004: Everyone’s at Risk From Ozone Pollution
  • June 24, 2004: State Drinking Water Manager Announces Retirement
  • June 17, 2004: Trustee Opens Public Comment Period on Revised Groundwater Cleanup Plan
  • May 28, 2004: Wasatch Front Enters Summer Ozone Season
  • May 17, 2004: Free Environmental Management Systems Training Available
  • May 13, 2004: Acting Water Quality Director Named
  • May 10, 2004: Water Quality Manager Receives Service Award
  • May 10, 2004: State Water Quality Director to Leave Post
  • April 13, 2004: Division of Air Quality Names New Branch Manager
  • March 23, 2004: Water Quality Director Nominated as Engineer of the Year
  • March 16 , 2004: Trustee Forms Stakeholder Forum for Southwest Jordan Valley Groundwater Cleanup Project
  • March 15, 2004: Division of Drinking Water Receives Award of Excellence
  • March 12, 2004: Division of Air Quality Manager Announces Retirement
  • March 12, 2004: Air Quality Wood-Burn Season Ends
  • February 26, 2004: “Red Light – Green Light” Air Quality Program Extended Two Weeks
  • February 02, 2004: DEQ Names New Radiation Control Manager
  • January 23, 2004: Logan’s Air Not the Worst in the Nation
  • January 16, 2004: Pollution Level in Cache County Continues to Climb
  • January 16, 2004: Air Quality Update

2003

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2003. They are contained in a single archival document.

  • December 30, 2003: DEQ IT Director Appointed
  • December 12, 2003: Utah Moves Another Step Closer to Cleaner Air, Governor Walker Signs First State-approved Regional Haze Pla
  • November 03, 2003: DEQ Division Director Appointed
  • October 30, 2003: “Red Light – Green Light” Air Quality Program Begins Saturday
  • October 28, 2003: Public Comment Period Extended for Southwest Jordan Valley Ground Water Cleanup Project
  • September 24, 2003: DEQ Issues Smoke Health Advisory
  • September 02, 2003: Public Comment Sought for South Valley Ground Water Cleanup Project
  • July 22, 2003: Acting Director Named for DEQ Division of Radiation Control
  • July 21, 2003: Ozone Levels Increasing
  • July 14, 2003: New DEQ Deputy Director Named
  • June 30, 2003: Utah’s Regional Haze Plan Ready for Review
  • June 26, 2003: Chemical Releases to Environment on Downward Trend
  • June 20, 2003: DEQ Employee Named Utah “Manager of the Year”
  • June 13, 2003: Utah Celebrates 50 Years of Clean Water
  • May 30, 2003: Summer Ozone Season Begins Sunday
  • May 29, 2003: Utah Proposes Changes in Water Quality Standards
  • May 27, 2003: Water Quality Manager to Leave Post
  • April 29, 2003: DEQ Division Director Appointed
  • April 25, 2003: DEQ Deputy Director to Retire
  • April 17, 2003: Earthquake May Have Impacted drinking Water Source
  • March 28, 2003: Water Quality of Ashley Creek Improving
  • March 27, 2003: Water Quality Manager Announces Retirement
  • February 28, 2003: Air Quality Wood-Burn Season Ends
  • January 17, 2003: Air Sample Results Indicate Fuel As Possible Source of Odor
  • January 13, 2003: Storm Water Permitting System Now Online
  • January 06, 2003: DEQ Division Director Retires; Acting Director Named

2002

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2002. They are contained in a single archival document.

  • December 19, 2002: Utah Well Prepared to Comply With New Federal Animal Waste Rules
  • November 22, 2002: DEQ Supports Health Department Air Quality Proposal
  • November 08, 2002: “Clean Air Utah” Website Receives Recognition
  • October 17, 2002: Utahns to Participate in National Water Monitoring Day
  • October 11, 2002: Students Discover Health of Provo River
  • October 03, 2002: Utah Celebrates 30 Years of Clean Water
  • September 30, 2002: Summer Ozone Season Ends
  • September 16, 2002: Utah Celebrates National Pollution Prevention Week
  • August 29, 2002: DEQ to Provide Environmental Information in Real Time
  • August 22, 2002: 44% of Chemical Weapons Safely Destroyed
  • August 07, 2002: Utah DEQ Manager Receives National Recognition for Improving the Environment and Public Health
  • July 19, 2002: Public Health Advisory: Drought Causing Low Flows, Less Dilution in Streams and Rivers
  • July 05, 2002: Ozone Levels on the Rise
  • June 19, 2002: DEQ Launches New “Choose Clean Air” Program and Website
  • May 31, 2002: Wasatch Front Enters Summer Ozone Season
  • May 21, 2002: Fish Advisory Issued for American Fork Creek
  • May 03, 2002: Division of Air Quality Refutes American Lung Association’s State of the Air Report
  • April 17, 2002: Summit County Rancher Receives Water Quality Award
  • February 28, 2002: Air Quality Wood-Burn Season Ends Today
  • January 14, 2002: Department of Environmental Quality Changes Business Hours During Olympics

2001

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2001. They are contained in a single archival document.

  • October 31, 2001: “Red Light—Green Light” Air Quality Program Begins November 1
  • September 06, 2001: Open House on Silver Creek Water Quality Study
  • August 29, 2001: Jordan River Health Advisory Lifted
  • August 24, 2001: Jordan River Health Advisory Still in Effect
  • August 22, 2001: Raw Sewage Spilling Into Jordan River
  • July 09, 2001: Envirocare Receives Approval to Dispose of Higher Classes of Low-Level Radioactive Waste
  • June 14, 2001: Grand Opening Ceremony and Tour of the New Ashley Valley Water Reclamation Facility (Wastewater Treatment Plant)
  • May 31, 2001: Division of Air Quality Asks Wasatch Front Residents to Reduce Summertime Smog “Spare the Air” Campaign Begins June 1
  • May 11, 2001: Public Comment Sought on Envirocare’s License Application to Accept Containerized Class A Waste in Existing Cell
  • April 18, 2001: DEQ Urges Utahns to Safeguard Public Health and the Environment: Take Household Hazardous Waste to Community Collection Center
  • April 09, 2001: Division of Air Quality Issues Notice to Wasatch Energy Systems for Violating its Permit
  • March 28, 2001: Utah Toxic Release Inventory Reports Increase in Chemical Releases to Environment in 1999
  • February 28, 2001: “Red Light, Green Light” Air Quality Program Ends Today
  • January 03, 2001: Public Comment Sought on Envirocare’s License Application to Accept Containerized Class A, B and C Low-Level Radioactive Waste

2000

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news releases in 2000. They are contained in a single archival document.

  • December 14, 2000: Public Comment Sought on Envirocare’s Land Ownership Exemption Request
  • December 12, 2000 DEQ Appoints Director of Air Quality Division
  • November 24, 2000: Envirocare Completes Major Step in Class B and C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Licensing Process
  • October 31, 2000: DEQ’s “Red Light—Green Light” Program Begins Wednesday Air Quality Program Curtails Wood Burning During Winter Inversions
  • October 02, 2000: Wildfire Smoke Major Cause of High Air Pollution During Summer
  • September 22, 2000: Private Well Owners in Milford Are Encouraged to Test Drinking Water for Bacteria
  • September 06, 2000: DEQ Names Acting Director of the Air Quality Division
  • August 10, 2000: Additional Public Hearing on Impacts of High-Level Nuclear Waste Storage in Utah Scheduled for August 21
  • July 28, 2000: Southwestern Jordan Valley Ground Water Plumes Proposed Clean-up Plan
  • July 25, 2000: Gov. Leavitt to Speak at Public Hearing on Impacts of High-Level Nuclear Waste Storage in Utah
  • July 18, 2000: Director of Air Quality Division Announces Resignation
  • July 03, 2000: Correction to News Release: “5 Utah Companies Receive Award for Reducing Air Pollution”
  • June 29, 2000: 5 Utah Companies Receive Award for Reducing Air Pollution
  • June 26, 2000: Public Comment Sought on Options for Reducing SO2 Emissions in the West
  • June 20, 2000: Statement Concerning NRC Hearing and High Level Nuclear Waste Storage in Skull Valley, Utah
  • June 15, 2000: Public Invited to Make Comments on Storage of High-Level Nuclear Waste in Skull Valley
  • June 15, 2000: Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Conduct Hearing on Proposed Nuclear Waste Storage Facility
  • May 31, 2000: Wasatch Front Residents Are Encouraged to Help Reduce Summer Smog
  • May 18, 2000: Public Meeting to Discuss Legacy Parkway Air Quality Permit Scheduled for May 23
  • May 17, 2000: Department of Environmental Quality Appoints New Public Information Officer
  • May 03, 2000: Envirocare Facility Meets Siting Criteria
  • May 01, 2000: Radiation Board Meets in Ticaboo
  • February 29, 2000: Winter Pollution Season Ends Without a Single Bad Day
  • February 23, 2000: More Information Available on Chemicals in Our Environment

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This entry was last updated in Communication Office on April 9, 2018 at 12:09 pm