Tag: Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices for the Oil and Gas Industry

Jump to: Reduce Emissions During Drilling/Completions Reduce Emissions During Production Conserve Water Less Toxic Materials Reuse Materials High-Efficiency Equipment Monitoring and Maintenance Dust and Tailpipe Emissions System Design Construction and Reclamation Are you involved in oil and gas projects? If so, this guide is for YOU to help prevent pollution during drilling and production, through …

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Best Management Practices for Construction Sites

Jump to: Preservation of Existing Vegetation Construction Phasing Construction Entrances Silt Fencing Storm Drain Inlet Protection Vegetative Buffers Site Stabilization Equipment Fueling and Containment Waste Management Fugitive Dust Suppression Are you involved in construction projects? Are you an owner, developer, contractor, subcontractor, architect, construction manager, or design engineer? If so, this guide is for you, …

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Water Quality: Keeping Pollutants from Going down the (Storm) Drain

By Harry Campbell You may have noticed a lot of water rushing into storm drains during the heavy rains this past month. This storm water runoff comes from homes, city streets, parking lots, industrial facilities, and construction sites and often contains sediment, fertilizer, pesticides, oil, gasoline, pet waste, or hazardous waste. And because storm water …

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DEQ Helps Businesses Be Green, Stay Green

By Paul Harding Increasingly, businesses are integrating environmental sustainability practices into their long-term strategies. They find that sustainability is not only good for the environment, it’s good for their bottom line. So what does environmental sustainability look like for businesses? It can mean reducing waste, cutting energy use, or recycling materials. I work in DEQ’s …

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Success Framework: Agency Efficiency Is Good for Utah’s Environment

By Amanda Smith Last year, Governor Herbert launched his SUCCESS Framework, a set of management principles designed to improve quality and efficiency in government. We embraced these principles at DEQ, and over the past year we have implemented process improvements that have increased both our efficiency and our effectiveness. At DEQ, we define success as …

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