DEQ Lily Barkau Participates on Panel at New York Climate Week Event

By Kimberly Mazza Cheyenne – Lily Barkau, Groundwater Section Manager at the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, participated in a panel on Class VI permitting at the American Petroleum Institute and ClearPath event during Climate Week.  The theme of the event was “Unlocking the Path to a Clean Future: Capitalizing, on America’s Advantage.” Held in […]

W&WW, WYPDES Tracks Offered at First Annual Wyoming Water Quality Conference

By Kimberly Mazza Statewide, Wyo. – The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Quality Division (WQD) will host its first annual Wyoming Water Quality Conference at the University of Wyoming Conference Center in Laramie, Wyoming, October 17 – 18, 2023. Over the conference’s two days, the WQD’s programs will explain primary elements of their responsibilities […]

DEQ Land Quality Division Wraps-up Summer 2023 Intern Program 

CHEYENNE – In 2021, the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Land Quality Division (LQD) established a summer intern work program to recruit a junior or senior student enrolled at the University of Wyoming in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  The summer temporary position provides an opportunity for a student to gain valuable skills […]

DEQ Celebrates SepticSmart Week

By Kimberly Mazza Statewide, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) – Water Quality Division (WQD) is celebrating Sept. 18 to Sept. 22, 2023 as SepticSmart Week. DEQ is celebrating the week-long annual campaign to educate homeowners and renters on how to properly maintain their septic systems.    “The Water Quality Division wants […]

The Department of Environmental Quality Announces First Annual Wyoming Water Quality Conference  

As the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) celebrates its 50th Anniversary, the DEQ Water Quality Division (WQD) invites the public and our partners to attend the first annual Wyoming Water Quality Conference at the University of Wyoming Conference Center in Laramie, Wyoming, October 17 – 18, 2023. Participants will learn how the WQD fulfills its […]

THE DEQ CONTINUES TO MONITOR HCBs

By Kimberly Mazza The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) continues to investigate, monitor, and report on harmful cyanobacterial booms (HCBs) in Wyoming waters. Though HCBs have been present in waterways throughout the country for many years, Wyoming has been proactive to understand where and why HCBs are occurring. Wyoming’s HCB program, outlined in an […]

Wyoming DEQ Participates in the Wyoming Solid Waste and Recycling Association Annual Conference

By Kimberly Mazza Evanston – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (SHWD) recently participated in the Wyoming Solid Waste & Recycling Association Annual Conference (WSWRA) in Evanston, Wyoming.  WSWRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of Wyoming residents through the proper management of solid waste.  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 […]

UW and Partners to Create Geologic Database for Carbon Storage

University of Wyoming News, July 12, 2023 A collaborative project proposed by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources’ Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR), the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will create a data-verified Class VI geologic database providing a unique service to carbon storage […]