Tag: Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

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Keeping an Eye on Underground Storage Tanks

Out of sight, out of mind. The old adage reminds us that ignorance is bliss. Luckily for Utah residents, the engineers and scientists at DEQ’s Division of Environmental Response and Remediation are not ignorant of one important out-of-sight risk—underground storage tanks.

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Testing Requirements: Owner/Operator Approved Training Courses:
(UST)

The information on this page does not constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the State of Utah or the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation. The A and B Operator Training Courses listed below are approved by DERR for both A and B Operator Registration. Indicate on the application if you are registering for …

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State Leak Detection Inspections
(UST)

Jump to: Records You Should Have Available for the Inspector Third Party Certification What You Need To Do To Have a Successful Inspection What You Need To Do To Have a Successful Inspection Preparing for leak detection inspections can be a headache if you don’t have all your paperwork in order. Here is a breakdown …

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Corrective Action Process Guidelines for Underground Tanks

These documents make up “Guidelines for Utah’s Corrective Action Process for LUST Sites.” It is the responsibility of the individual who downloads and uses this information to verify that it is current, and confirm that its contents are correct with the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation. Cleanup Level Calculator: Site-Specific (437 KB) An Excel …

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New UST Requirements for October 2018

Free workshops to help UST owners and operators better understand the new testing and inspection requirements that go into effect on October 13, 2018. Workshop Dates and Times Wednesday, September 12th at 11:00 and 2:00 Thursday, September 20th at 9:00 and 2:00 Tuesday, September 25th at 11:00 and 2:00 Thursday, October 4th at 9:00 and 2:00 …

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DEQ Turns 25: Getting Better with Age

By Donna Kemp Spangler Thirty years ago, becoming an environmental protector wasn’t exactly a common career choice. But many of Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ’s) top watchdogs first found their niche in the 1980’s, and protecting Utah’s environment has been a passion ever since. Because of their efforts, Utah’s environment is better today than …

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SUCCESS Framework: DEQ Committed to Continuous Improvement

By Renette Anderson and Scott Baird The scientists and engineers at DEQ are data-driven and naturally curious. They measure air, surface and ground waters, and land impact from pollutants. Ask any one of them about his or her work, and each can quote statistics in orders of magnitude or parts per billion, whichever applies. It’s …

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Tracking Increases Tank Compliance

By Doug Hansen The SUCCESS framework is Governor Herbert’s initiative to improve performance in state government by increasing operational efficiencies. In August 2014, DEQ logged its first project into the Success Management Information System (SMIS), the reporting tool used by the Office of Management and Budget to track the implementation of SUCCESS projects. DEQ’s project, …

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Soils Cleanup: New Technology for Old Contamination

 By John Menatti Contaminated soils under a former gas station are heating up—literally. For the first time in Utah, an innovative technology called Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) is being used to clean up soil and water contaminated by gasoline leaks from underground storage tanks (USTs). DEQ is assisting in this cutting-edge cleanup effort by providing …

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