DEQ continues to lead the way in finding and reducing emissions at oil and gas facilities

In May of 2020, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Air Quality Division (AQD) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report for the first phase of a study to better quantify performance of enclosed combustion devices (ECD’s), also known as or enclosed flares, at oil and gas facilities. ECD’s or enclosed […]

DEQ reminds Wyoming residents to call before they plan on burning materials

Every spring and summer, residents across the state may consider burning materials at their residence or property. In addition, some large scale vegetative burns are conducted to promote healthy forests and rangelands. However, there are specific requirements and regulations, which must be followed prior to such activities. According to Nancy Vehr, Air Quality Division (AQD) […]

WDEQ Water Quality Administrator Frederick retires

By Kristine Galloway CHEYENNE – After many years, Kevin Frederick is entrusting Wyoming’s water quality to someone new. Frederick retired May 4 from his position as Water Quality Division administrator for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ). WDEQ Director Todd Parfitt said, “We appreciate Kevin’s many years of service to WDEQ and the state […]

2021 Winter Ozone Season concludes

PINEDALE – The 2021 Winter Ozone Season in the Upper Green River Basin (UGRB) concluded March 31 after another year of collaborative partnership in planning and implementing strategies to address the potential formation of winter ozone. Ground-level ozone is a harmful air pollutant that forms when precursor pollution emissions react chemically in the sunlight. Winter […]