Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Presents at the NASA Health and Air Quality Applications Annual Program Review

By Kimberly A. Mazza CHEYENNE – Amber Potts, Air Quality Resource Program Manager with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality-Air Quality Division was in Jackson recently to welcome the NASA Health and Air Quality Applications Team to Wyoming.  A part of NASA’s Earth Science Applied Science, the NASA Health and Air Quality Applications Team provides […]

DEQ to recognize Asbestos Awareness

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will be recognizing Asbestos Awareness from April 1-7, 2024 to help the public better understand what asbestos is, where it comes from, what building materials might contain it and how to dispose of it. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral that was mined all over the […]

Two Wyoming companies recognized by EPA as energy-efficient manufacturing plants in 2023

WYOMING – J.R. Simplot Company and Par Pacific were recently recognized by the EPA for reducing their energy use while providing cost-saving energy efficiency solutions that protect the climate, improve air quality, and protect public health. The two Wyoming companies were among 103 others nationwide that earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in 2023.   According […]

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division Receives National Award

By Kimberly Mazza The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division (DEQ-AQD) was recently presented the Best Practice Award from the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA).  Each year the AAPCA announces Best Practices in Air Pollution Control.  This year the award was presented to agency programs in Wyoming, Georgia, Oklahoma, and California […]

“Other Test Method” Developed by DEQ Now Published by EPA

By Kimberly Mazza LANDER – This week brought exciting news to the Department of Environmental Quality’s Air Quality Division.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Published the OTM-52  (Other Test Method) which is called ”Method for Determination of Combustion Efficiency from Enclosed Combustion Devices Located at Oil and Gas Facilities” and developed in part by the […]

The Department of Environmental Quality Hosts Two Open Houses for the Public

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE – The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division recently hosted two open houses at their mobile monitoring stations in Laramie County. The public was invited to attend to learn what types of pollutants the monitors track and to see firsthand how these units operate.  The station located in eastern […]

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division Nationally Recognized

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Air Quality Division (AQD) has been recognized in the newly released 2023 edition of “State Air Trends & Successes: The StATS Report.”  The annual publication, which has been issued by the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) since April 2017, looks at […]

DEQ Deploys BAM Trailer for Air Quality Monitor in Laramie County

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Air Quality Division has deployed a Mobile Beta Attenuation Monitor (BAM) trailer in Laramie County.  The BAM trailer began operation on April 1, 2023, and will be in place for approximately one year. The Air Quality Division sited a regional population-based location among populated areas at the Willadsen Elementary […]