WDEQ celebrates Wyoming Professional Water and Wastewater Operator Week

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE – Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon proclaimed this week, Feb. 5-11, as the Wyoming Professional Water and Wastewater Operator Appreciation Week. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) is joining him in honoring these essential professionals. Water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment operators are professionals who are vital to Wyoming. […]

OSLI and DEQ Offer Free Assistance to Wyoming Water Systems to Plan and Develop Lead Service Line Inventories

Statewide, WY – The Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments (OSLI) and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are working together to protect public health by helping Wyoming’s communities identify lead service lines in drinking water systems.   As part of a nationwide initiative, drinking water systems need to identify and generate an inventory […]

“The Wyoming DEQ Turns 50” featured on PBS -Wyoming Chronicle

By Kimberly Mazza Statewide, WY – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) is featured in the most recent episode of Wyoming Chronicle in recognition of its 50th anniversary.  A local public television program presented by Wyoming PBS, Wyoming Chronicle is an innovative weekly program of interviews with newsmakers, artists, innovative thinkers, and unique Wyoming […]

DEQ is now accepting grant proposals for emissions reduction projects

Statewide, WY – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now accepting grant proposals for emissions reduction projects across the state. Proposed projects must involve methods to mitigate nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from vehicles listed within the eligible mitigation actions established in DEQ’s Volkswagen (VW) Mitigation Plan. More detailed information about eligible mitigation actions […]

DEQ 2024 School Bus Replacement Program is now open

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WYDEQ) is providing over $1,000,000 of grant funding for early replacement of diesel school buses through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA 21, 22, and 23 Grants).   The WYDEQ created the School Bus Replacement Program in 2016 with money from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act […]

Wyoming DEQ Land Quality Division Administrator Testifies Before U.S. House Natural Resource Committee Subcommittee

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE – The Department of Environmental Quality Land Quality Division (DEQ/LQD) Administrator recently testified before the House Natural Resource Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.  The purpose of the oversight hearing  was to examine the Biden Administration’s Abandoned Mine Lands and Active Mining Programs. During his testimony, Wendtland provided a background […]

DEQ Recognizes America Recycles Day Nov. 15th

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is recognizing America Recycles Day (ARD) today and celebrating the recycling-efforts of Wyoming’s citizens that play an important part in keeping our state beautiful. Officially started in Texas on November 15, 1994, this national event is celebrated every year to educate and encourage […]

Don Newton, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality AML Administrator testifies before the U.S. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Don Newton, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Division Administrator, testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) in Washington D.C. today.  The purpose of this hearing was to examine the implementation of federal coal mine land reclamation and abandoned coal mine […]

Signed Letter of Termination Represents First for Wyoming as Agreement State

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE, Wyo.- A letter of termination for Western Nuclear Inc.’s (WNI) Split Rock Uranium license was signed by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director Todd Parfitt and the DEQ’s Land Quality Division (LQD) Administrator Kyle Wendtland. The signatures not only represent the transference of custodianship for long-term care and maintenance of […]