DEQ At A Glance

Executive Director’s Office

Provides Departmental Leadership

Executive Director:
Alan Matheson
(801) 536-0095

Deputy Director:
Brad Johnson
(801) 536-0095

 

Deputy Director:
Scott Baird
(801) 536-0095

Executive Assistant:
Jenny Potter
(801) 536-0095

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 Environmental Division

Division Chief:
Craig Anderson
(801) 536-0286

P.O. Box 140873
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4810

Program Contacts


Office of Human Resource Management

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

Director:
Larene Wyss
(801) 536-4284 (Office)

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

Program Contacts

Human Resource Analyst: Kimberly Diamond-Smith (801) 536-4285

Human Resource Specialist: Crystal Haywood (801) 536-4281


Office of Planning and Public Affairs

Promotes Environmental Planning, Pollution Prevention, and Public Participation

Director:
Donna Spangler
(801) 536-4484

Info Email: deqinfo@utah.gov

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

Program Contacts


Office of Support Services

Provides Budgetary and Accounting Support Services to the Department

Director:
Craig Silotti
(801) 536 4460

P.O. Box 144810
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4810
  • Phone: (801) 536-4440
  • Fax: (801) 536-4441

Program Contacts


Division of Air Quality

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

Director:
Bryce Bird
(801) 536-4064

P.O. Box 144820
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4820

Authorities

  • Federal Clean Air Act Amendments
  • Utah Air Conservation Act

Program Contacts


Division of Drinking Water

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

Director:
Marie Owens
(801) 536-4207

P.O. Box 144830
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4830

Authorities

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

Program Contacts


Division of Environmental Response and Remediation

Implements Waste Cleanup Plans and Environmental Responses

Director:
Brent Everett
(801) 536 4171

P.O. Box 144840
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4840

Authorities

  • 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

  • Records Coordinator (Archiving/Retention/GRAMA Requests): Jennifer Nelson (801) 536-4157
  • Spills, Chemical/Toxic Release Inventories: Melissa Ottley (801) 536-0026
  • Superfund Branch: Duane Mortensen, Branch Manager(801) 536-4172
  • Superfund Community Relations: Dave Allison (801) 536-4479
  • Underground Storage Tanks: Therron Blatter, Branch Manager(801) 536-4141
  • Voluntary Cleanup/Brownfields Program: Bill Rees (801) 536-4167


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

Director:
Scott Anderson
(801) 536-0203

P.O. Box 144880
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4880

Authorities

  • 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

  • Corrective Action: Brad Maulding, Manager (801) 536-0205
  • Hazardous Waste: Deborah Ng, Manager (801) 536-0218
  • Low Level Radioactive Waste: Don Verbica, Manager (801) 536-0206
  • Planning and Technical Support: Tom Ball, Manager (801) 536-0251
  • Records Officer: Kaci McNeill (801) 536-0028
  • Solid Waste: Allan Moore, Manager (801) 536-0211
  • Uranium Mills Radioactive Materials: Phil Goble, Manager (801) 536-4044

Division of Water Quality

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

Director:
Erica Gaddis
(801) 536-4312

P.O. Box 144870
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870

Authorities

  • Utah Water Quality Act
  • Federal Clean Water Act

Program Contacts

  • Business Assistance: Paul Harding (801) 536-4108
  • Engineering: John Mackey, Manager (801) 536-4347
  • Groundwater Protection: Dan Hall, Manager (801) 536-4356
  • Information and Data Services: Lenora Sullivan, Manager (801) 536-4367
  • Monitoring and Reporting Section: Vacant
  • Records Officer: Linda Gould (801) 536-4317
  • Standards and Technical Service: Jodi Gardberg, Manager (801) 536-4372
  • Storm Water Permitting: Jeanne Riley, Manager (801) 536-4363
  • Surface Water Permitting: Matt Garn, Manager (801) 536-4381
  • Watershed Protection: Carl Adams, Manager (801) 536-4330

District Engineers

Central Utah

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

  • John Chartier
  • Phone: (435) 896-5451 ext. 314
  • Fax: (435) 896-4353

Office Location

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

Southeast Utah

Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan Counties

  • Scott Hacking
  • Phone: (435) 636-1163
  • Cell: (435) 559-3825
  • Fax: (435) 637-1933

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

  • Nathan Hall
  • Phone: (435) 247-1167
  • Cell: (435) 630-3852
    Fax: (435) 781-0537

Office Location

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

If you have questions, comments, or require more information, contact the DEQ Public Affairs Office (801) 536-4400

Originally posted: June 16, 2017 at 10:26 am
Last updated: December 3, 2018 at 10:31 am
Categories: About, DEQ