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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.

Executive Director’s Office

Provides Departmental Leadership

Kim Shelley: Executive Director

Executive Director
Kimberly D. Shelley
(801) 536-4404

Ty L. Howard: Deputy Director

Deputy Director
Ty L. Howard
(801) 536-4403

P.O. Box 144810
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4810

  • Directs planning and policy development within the Department.
  • Supports implementation of State and Federal environmental laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintains State primacy for implementing Federal programs.
  • Implements community affairs and outreach programs.
  • Provides technical and policy recommendations to the Governor and Legislature.
  • Coordinates Department programs with Local Health Departments.
  • Provides general services and program support.
  • Coordinates public affairs.
  • Coordinates budget and financial accounting.
  • Provides human resource management services.

Program Contacts

Office of Attorney General Environment Division

Provides legal support and services for the Department

P.O. Box 140873
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0873

Program Contacts

Craig Anderson: Division Chief, Office of Attorney General Environment Division

Division Chief
Craig Anderson
(801) 556-2928


Ashley Sumner: Director of Communications

Ashley Sumner
(801) 856-5683

Public Information Officer
Matthew McPherson
(385) 245-4603

P.O. Box 144810
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4810

Office of Human Resource Management

Provides Departmental Recruitment, Training, Payroll, Trip Reduction, Classification, and Other Personnel Services

P.O. Box 144810
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4810

Program Contacts

Larene Wyss: Field Director, Office of Human Resource Management

Field Director
Larene Wyss
(801) 503-5618

Division of Technology Services

Provides Information Technology support and services for the department.

P.O. Box 144810
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4810

Program Contacts

Information Technology Director
Bill Boudreau
(801) 536-0074

Policy and Planning

P.O. Box 144810
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4810

Program Contacts

Chris Otto: Director of Policy and Planning

Chris Otto
(801) 440-4264

Office of Support Services

Provides Budgetary and Accounting Support Services to the Department

P.O. Box 144810
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4810

Program Contacts

Craig Silotti: Director of Support Services

Craig Silotti
(801) 536 4460

Division of Air Quality

Protects Public Health and the Environment From the Harmful Effects of Air Pollution


  • Federal Clean Air Act Amendments
  • Utah Air Conservation Act

Program Contacts

Division of Air Quality Logo

P.O. Box 144820
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4820
Phone: (801) 536-4000
Fax: (801) 536-4099

Bryce Bird: Director, Division of Air Quality

Bryce Bird
(801) 536-4064

Division of Drinking Water

Oversees State’s Public Drinking Water Systems; Protects Public Against Waterborne Health Risks Through Assistance, Education and Oversight


  • Utah Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Federal Safe Drinking Water Act

Program Contacts

Division of Drinking Water Logo

P.O. Box 144830
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4830
Phone: (801) 536-4200
Fax: (801) 536-4211

Tim Davis: Director, Division of Drinking Water

Tim Davis
(385) 226-6511

Division of Environmental Response and Remediation

Implements Waste Cleanup Plans and Environmental Responses


  • Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund)
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (SARA Title 3)
  • Subtitle I of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Underground Storage Tank Program
  • Voluntary Cleanup Program
  • Brownfields Redevelopment Program

Program Contacts

P.O. Box 144840
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4840
Phone: (801) 536-4100
Fax: (801) 359-8853

Brent Everett: Director, Division of Environmental Response and Remediation

Brent Everett
(801) 536 4171

Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control

Ensures Proper Management of Solid and Hazardous Waste and Protects Utah Citizens from the Harmful Effects of Radiation


  • Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Utah Radiation Control Act
  • Utah Solid and Hazardous Waste Act
  • Utah Used Oil Management Act
  • Waste Tire Recycling Act

Program Contacts

Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control Logo

P.O. Box 144880
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4880
Phone: (801) 536-0200
Fax: (801) 536-0222

Photo of Doug Hansen

Doug Hansen
(801) 536-0203

Division of Water Quality

Protects Surface and Groundwater Quality to Allow Beneficial Uses and to Protect Public Health


  • Utah Water Quality Act
  • Federal Clean Water Act

Program Contacts

Division of Water Quality Logo

P.O. Box 144870
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: (801) 536-4300
Fax: (801) 536-4301

Portrait of John Mackey

John Mackey
(385) 262-5617

District Engineers

Central Utah

Juab, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, and Wayne Counties

Office Location

c/o Central Utah Public Health Department
70 Westview Drive
Richfield, UT 84701

Southeast Utah

Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan Counties

Office Location

Southeastern Utah Health Department
28 South 100 East
Price, UT 84501

Southwest Utah

Beaver, Iron, Garfield, Washington, and Kane Counties

Office Location

Southwest Utah Public Health Department
DEQ Southwest District Engineer
620 South 400 East, #400
St. George, Utah 84770

Tri-County Utah

Duchesne, Uintah, and Dagget Counties

Office Location

Tri-County Utah Health Department
133 South 500 East
Vernal, UT 84078

The DEQ building in Salt Lake City

Building Address

195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116 

Phone: (801) 536-0095
Fax: (801) 536-0061
TDD Number: (801) 346-4128 or 711

Public parking is available east of the building in the one-way drive-through lot.


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If you have questions, comments, or require more information, contact DEQ Communications (

The State of Utah is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEQ is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in regard to a person’s race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. Questions regarding our equal employment opportunities can be directed to our Office of Human Resource Management. For accommodations, dial 711 or TTY: 800-346-4128.

Last updated: May 8, 2023 at 12:51 pm
Categories: About DEQ