DEQ Releases Ozone Strategy for UGRB Nonattainment Area

Today, May 6, 2016, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released the updated Ozone Strategy for the Upper Green River Basin (UGRB).   The Air Quality Division (AQD) considered how the strategy should evolve after March 2016 to describe the overall ozone strategy for the UGRB ozone nonattainment area that will continue through September […]

Air Quality Awareness Week is May 2-6

Statewide, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) – Air Quality Division (AQD) is joining the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Weather Service in commemorating May 2 to May 6, 2016, as Air Quality Awareness Week. The week will provide informative opportunities for Wyoming’s citizens to learn more about the state’s […]

Clean Power Plan Statement

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is committed to protect, conserve and enhance the quality of Wyoming’s environment for the benefit of current and future generations. DEQ’s primary concerns with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are about EPA’s legal authority to promulgate this rule and DEQ’s practical ability to implement it. The department is […]

DEQ begins operation of mobile monitor in Torrington, WY

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Air Quality Division (AQD) has begun operating a mobile ambient monitoring station in the city of Torrington, Wyoming.   The mobile monitoring station began operations on December 21, 2015 and will be in place for approximately one year.  The mobile monitoring station includes gaseous monitors (NOx, SO2, O3 […]

DEQ names new Air Quality Administrator

Statewide, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director, Todd Parfitt, has named Nancy Vehr as the new Administrator for the Air Quality Division (AQD). Vehr previously worked at the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office from 1999 to 2013. More recently, Vehr has been an attorney at Hickey & Evans, LLP handling a wide […]

DEQ begins operation of mobile monitor in Newcastle, WY

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Air Quality Division (AQD) has begun operating a mobile ambient monitoring station in the town of Newcastle, Wyoming.   The mobile monitoring station began operations on July 10, 2015 and will be in place for approximately one year.  This station includes gaseous monitors (NOx, SO2, O3 and methane/non-methane […]

DEQ Statement over Clean Power Plan

We are aware that EPA will be releasing today the final rule on the Clean Power Plans (111d). Public comments for the proposed draft rule, ended in December of last year. During that time, EPA received millions of comments from other states, industries, organizations, and individuals.  As we have seen the initial fact sheets from […]