Air Quality Programs
- Air Monitoring Program
Responsible for operating and maintaining an ambient air monitoring network that protects the health and welfare of the citizens of Utah.
- Air Quality Employer Based Trip Reduction
- Air Quality Research Program
To improve scientific understanding of the complex conditions that lead to poor air quality within Utah, the 2014 State Legislature awarded $1 million in one-time funding to DAQ for air quality research.
- Asbestos Program
Monitors the proper handling, disposal, rules, and policies dealing with asbestos in Utah.
- Burn Permit Application
An Open Burn Permit is required prior to igniting an open fire.
- Choose Clean Air
Information on air quality, health, seasonal air conditions, and more.
- Clean Diesel Program
Cost effective solutions that can dramatically reduce pollutants from diesel exhaust.
- Clean Fuels Program
Information on the Clean Fuel Grant and Loan Program, as well as the Clean Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit.
- Emissions Inventory Program
The emissions inventory is one means used by the state to assess the level of pollutants released into the air from various sources.
- Exceptional Events Program
The normal planning and regulatory process established by the Clean Air Act is not appropriate for some exceptional events.
- Lead-Based Paint Program
Establishes procedures and requirements for the accreditation of training programs for lead-based paint activities and renovations, procedures, and requirements for the certification of individuals and firms engaged in lead-based paint activities and renovations, and work practice standards for performing such activities.
- Modeling Program: Air Quality
Modeling is used to estimate the effectiveness of control programs and determine if they are worth the cost of implementation.
- Air Quality Online Complaint Form
- Permitting: Air Quality
DAQ is responsible for issuing permits for any operation that emits any contaminant into the air.
- Planning Branch: Air Quality
Responsible for developing plans rules that set requirements on air emissions for both individuals and industry in Utah.
- Statewide Emissions Inventory Program
The emissions inventory is one means used by the state to assess the level of pollutants released into the air from various sources
- Stationary Source Compliance
Major and Minor Source Compliance sections are responsible for ensuring that all regulatory requirements are met.
- Storm Water Permit and Fugitive Dust Control Plan Application
Provides online filing of storm water permits and fugitive dust plans.
- Today’s Air Quality
Current air quality conditions along the Wasatch Front.
- Uintah Basin
Increased oil and gas development in the Uintah Basin have led to environmental issues regarding air quality, water quality, and management of drilling wastes.
- UtahAir App for Android | iOS
Free smartphone app that delivers real-time air quality information.
Business Assistance Programs
Provides Utah companies with resources for improving their long-term environmental performance, increasing regulatory compliance, and obtaining required environmental permits.
- Clean Utah
Encourages and rewards businesses and other permit holders for going beyond compliance to preserve and protect Utah’s environment.
- Federal State Revolving Fund Program
Division of Drinking Water administers this program.
- Healthy Hospitals Initiative
Developed in a collaborative effort with the national Practice Greenhealth program and Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Association to focus on eliminating the use of mercury.
- Online Business Registration (OneStop)
State of Utah’s OneStop Online Business Registration System.
- Permitting Guided Tour (Permit Wizard)
A tool designed to assist individuals and companies involved in activities regulated by DEQ to identify the permits, licenses, registrations, and certifications required for those activities.
Access to information and links to DEQ’s permitting system.
- Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
Helps small businesses with permitting assistance, emission calculations, technical issues, regulator interpretation, and pollution prevention techniques.
Drinking Water Programs
- Backflow Technician Program
Information on certification, classes, policy, related topics.
- Capacity Development Program (Drinking Water)
Promotes the establishment of drinking water systems that are financially viable and able to meet the challenges of the State’s rapid growth.
- Construction Assistance Programs: Drinking Water
The Division of Drinking Water administers two financial assistance programs: the State Revolving fund and the Federal-State Revolving Fund.
- Consumer Confidence Reports
Every community water system must prepare and distribute an annual water quality report to their customers.
- Consumer Information: Drinking Water
Basic information on consumer issues and drinking water.
- New Public Water Systems
for the establishment of a new water system.
- Drinking Water Energy (Cost) Savings Program
An online handbook designed to provide water system operators and managers with ideas on how to save a significant amount of money by reducing the cost of power necessary to provide water to their customers.
- Drinking Water Plan Review Program
The Plan Review Program reviews and approves engineering plans for public drinking water projects. Plans are reviewed for conformance with rules and common engineering practices.
- Monitoring and Reporting Program
Assures that water served to the public is routinely checked for bacteriologic, chemical, and radiologic quality.
- Online Reports: Drinking Water
Standard reports online for each water system within Utah.
- Operator Certification Program
Information on becoming a Certified System Operator.
- Sanitary Surveys (Drinking Water System Inspections)
Utah requires that a sanitary survey be conducted at least every three years on all public water systems except transient non-community water systems that use only protected and disinfected ground water.
- Source Protection Program
Rules require that each public drinking water supplier prepare a source protection plan, to be approved by the Division of Drinking Water.
- State Revolving Fund (SRF): Drinking Water
Low-interest loans and grants.
Environmental Response and Remediation Programs
- Brownfields Program
Brownfields are real property where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of contamination.
- Methamphetamine Decontamination Specialist Certification Program
In response to clandestine drug labs and their potential health effects associated with residual methamphetamine in the environment, the Utah State Legislature passed the Illegal Drug Operations Site Reporting and Decontamination Act.
- Decontamination Specialist Certification Program
The Program is designed to assist with the training of personnel in charge of decontamination and to help demonstrate competency and obtain certification.
- Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST) Program
Report releases from leaking underground storage tanks.
- Owner/Operator Training and Registration Program (UST)
Each UST facility must have facility operators that are trained and registered with DERR.
- Petroleum Brownfields Program
A petroleum brownfield is a type of brownfield where the contaminant is petroleum.
- Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Program
Ensures that Underground Storage Tanks containing petroleum products are managed in accordance with federal and State laws and regulations.
- Red Tag Program (UST)
Large red delivery prohibition tags are placed on tanks that are not eligible to receive deliveries.
- Site Assessment and Emergency Response Program
The initial phase of the federal Superfund program that performs preliminary assessments and field investigations of potentially contaminated sites to determine whether they should be included on the National Priorities List.
- Spills Program
Regulated industry, permitted facilities, waste transporters and others are required by federal and/or state laws or regulations to report chemical spills and other environmental incidents within certain time frames, depending on the type of incident.
- Superfund Program
A federal environmental program established by the U.S. Congress to address abandoned hazardous waste sites within the United States.
- Tier II Chemical Inventory Program
Utah encourages electronic submission of Tier II data.
- Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Program
TRI reports available for downloading.
- Underground Storage Tanks (UST) Program
The Program oversees UST notification, installation, inspection, removal, and compliance with State and Federal UST regulations concerning release prevention and remediation.
- Underground Storage Tanks Program: Certification Program
Administered by the Underground Storage Tank Branch
of the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation.
- Underground Storage Tanks: Consultants Certification Program
An UST Consultant Application must be completed and submitted to DERR for approval no later than ten working days prior to the day of the exam.
- Underground Storage Tanks Program: Owner/Operator Training and Registration Program
Assists owner/operators to meet the Operator Training requirement of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
- Utah State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
In response to EPCRA planning requirements, the Utah legislature enacted the Hazardous Chemical Emergency Planning and Information Act, which established SERC to carry out all EPCRA requirements.
- Voluntary Cleanup Program
Promotes the voluntary cleanup of contaminated sites, and the redevelopment of brownfields and other impacted sites by providing a streamlined cleanup program.
Waste Management and Radiation Control Programs
Radiation Control Programs
Waste Management Programs
- Biennial Reports
All large quantity hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities in the State are required to submit a hazardous waste generation and management report to the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control every even year by March 1.
- Hazardous Waste Generators
The DWMRC provides an outreach program for small businesses that generate less than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste per month.
- Hazardous Waste Management Program
The DWMRC oversees the practices of the hazardous waste generators in Utah.
- Hazardous Waste Permitting and Compliance
Individuals who treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste must comply with a permit.
- Recycling Program
Information on e-waste, recyclers, responsible consumers, and safely recycling electronics.
- Solid Waste Program
The DWMRC administers permitting and compliance programs for non-hazardous solid waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities throughout the state.
- Used Oil Program
Protects the public and the environment from exposure to contamination caused by the improper treatment, storage, and disposal of used oil.
- Waste Tire Program
Administers permitting and compliance programs for non-hazardous solid waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities throughout Utah.
Water Quality Programs
- Consumption Advisories
Fish and waterfowl consumption advisories for Utah lakes and reservoirs.
- E. coli Monitoring in Utah’s Waters
DWQ monitors E. coli in Utah’s highly recreated lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and streams.
- Fish Advisories: Utah
Updated Information on environmental contaminant levels in fish living in Utah’s water bodies.
- Great Salt Lake Advisory Council
This council was created to advise on the sustainable use, protection, and development of the Great Salt Lake.
- Great Salt Lake Water Quality
Defines a comprehensive water quality approach for protecting the water quality of Great Salt Lake and its surrounding wetlands.
- Great Salt Lake Wetlands
A partnership to assess and protect wetlands of the Great Salt Lake
- Ground Water Quality Protection Program
Authorized by the Utah Water Quality Act.
- Nonpoint Source Management Program
Focused on improving the water quality of impaired waterbodies through a voluntary and incentive based approach.
- Onsite Wastewater Program
Includes certification of Onsite System Professionals, review of designs and plans for onsite septic systems, operating permits, and information about financial assistance.
- Storm Water Program and Permits
The Storm Water Program regulates storm water discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems and construction and industrial activities.
- Storm Water Advisory Committee (USWAC)
Coordinates efforts to reduce storm water pollution and provide adequate flood control.
- Storm Water Permit and Fugitive Dust Control Plan Application
Provides online filing of storm water permits and fugitive dust plans.
- Storm Water Permit Issuance System
Apply for and review Construction and Industrial Stormwater Permits.
- UPDES Permit Forms
Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit forms.
- Utah Sewer Management Program (USMP)
Encourages improved management of public sanitary sewer collection systems.
- Utah Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program
Protects underground sources of drinking water from endangerment by subsurface emplacement of fluids.
- Waterfowl Advisories: Utah
Updated Information on environmental contaminant levels in waterfowl living on Utah’s wetlands.
- Water Quality Assessment Program
Watershed and water quality assessment of Utah’s waters.
- Watershed Management Program | TMDLs: Approved
Focused on protecting and restoring the water quality of our streams, lakes, and ground water resources.
- Water Quality Management Program
Antidegradation reviews, assessment, standards, and triennial reviews.
- Water Quality Monitoring
Utah assesses the quality of its surface water resources to protect it for drinking, fishing,
boating, irrigation, stock watering, and supporting aquatic wildlife.
- Wastewater Operator Certification Program
Attempts to answer questions most often asked by operators seeking certification as a wastewater works operator.
- Wetlands Program
Currently focused on evaluating the wetlands associated with the Great Salt Lake.