Risks Associated with Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms (HCBs) Continue Despite Cooler Temperatures

CHEYENNE, Wyo – Although fewer people are recreating in Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs this fall as water and air temperatures decrease, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ), Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), Wyoming Livestock Board (WLB), and local, state, and federal partners want to remind people, including hunters and fisherman, to continue to avoid […]

DEQ’s Suzanne Engels Elected as Vice President for National Organization

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE – Suzanne Engels is the Administrator for the Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (SHWD) at the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) and has been elected as Vice President of the Association of States and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO). The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials […]

DEQ’s Don Newton Elected as NAAMLP Secretary/Treasurer

By Kimberly Mazza The Department of Environmental Quality, Abandoned Mine Land Division (DEQ-AML) Administrator Don Newton was recently elected as the Secretary/Treasurer for the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP). Elections are held each fall at NAAMLP’s annual conference and are for one-year terms. Don also serves as chair of the NAAMLP Public […]

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 […]

Jenny C. Staebem appointed as Industrial Siting Administrator for the DEQ

By Kimberly Mazza Todd Parfitt, Director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has appointed Jenny C. Staebem as the new administrator of the Industrial Siting Division at the DEQ.  Dr. Staebem was a research scientist, project manager and consultant in the antimicrobial and pesticide industries.  She has served Wyoming as a public defender, […]

The Department of Environmental Quality’s Watershed Protection Section to Present at the Upcoming Wyoming Water Quality Conference

By Kimberly Mazza The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Quality Division (WQD) will host its first Wyoming Water Quality Conference at the University of Wyoming Conference Center in Laramie, Wyoming, October 17 – 18, 2023. The free conference will explain primary elements of the WQD’s responsibilities during general sessions and four tracks – Wyoming […]

The Wyoming DEQ Releases New Watershed Protection Map

By Kimberly Mazza The Watershed Protection Program housed under the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Quality Division (WQD) has developed a new mapping tool that will provide access to combined information that was previously available on two different maps.  The “Wyoming’s Assessed Waters, Surface Water Monitoring Locations, and TMDL Map” offers various audiences that […]

“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 […]

All Things Groundwater Offered at First Annual Wyoming Water Quality Conference

By Kimberly Mazza Statewide, Wyo. – Groundwater and all things related to this section’s responsibilities will be a featured track of presentations at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Quality Division’s (WQD) first annual Wyoming Water Quality Conference October 17 – 18, 2023 at the University of Wyoming Conference Center in Laramie, Wyoming.  Groundwater […]

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 […]