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Kennecott Utah Copper Company

Natural Resource Damage Claim and Settlement In the late 1980’s the State of Utah became aware of potential impacts to ground water in the area of the Southwest Salt Lake Valley. Goedkoop Nike Air Max 2016 Subsequent investigations by the State assessed that there was an injury to the ground water resulting from the release of hazardous substances from Kennecott’s (Kennecott Utah Copper Company) milling and mining operations located in the Bingham mining district. The State filed an initial claim against Kennecott in October 1986 in order to preserve its resource damage claim under the then existing statute of limitations even though a five year study was underway to evaluate the existing and potential impacts to the ground water. Nike Free 5.0 Heren The Federal District Court (since the action by the State was pursued under CERCLA § 107(a)(4)(C), 42 U.S.C. air max soldes § 9607(a)(4)(C)) stayed the action until the completion of the five year study and gave time to the State and Kennecott to negotiate a settlement. NIKE KOBE 11 An initial settlement was filed with the court in 1991 but was subsequently found substantively deficient in three major areas, 1) lack sufficient foundation for the State’s determination (more…)

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Lake Powell Water Quality

Creation of a Multiple Agency Cooperative Agreement to Reduce Fecal Contamination in the Waters of Lake Powell In 1996 there were multiple beach closures at the Lake Powell National Recreational Area due to high fecal coliform contamination in waters near swimming beaches. Nike Heren The National Park Service (NPS) was concerned about diminished recreation opportunities and negative economic impacts expected if the number of beach closures continued to increase. As a result, NPS contacted the Utah’s Division of Water Quality (DWQ) to discuss potential mechanisms that could be employed to address fecal contamination of this national resource. Nike Air Max 90 Women A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was written between the NPS and DWQ to formalize a cooperative agreement to develop programs to decrease threats to human health resulting from fecal pollutants at Lake Powell. At the time the MOU was drafted little was known about sources of fecal contamination, nor were formal procedures in place to protect public health. As a result, the MOU called for the creation of Lake Powell Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to make recommendations to the NPS on how best to address fecal pollutants in the lake. The TAC consisted of scientist and resource managers (more…)

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Nonpoint Source Pollution Projects

Legislation to Acquire Authority for Funding Nonpoint Source Pollution Projects January 2000 The law went into effect on May 1, 2000 that enabled the WQB to make loans from the State Revolving Fund to individuals, corporations, associations, or other private entities to acquire, construct, or implement nonpoint source (NPS) or underground wastewater disposal system (UWDS) projects. NIKE AIR FOOTSCAPE DWQ worked with soil conservation districts, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Utah Association of Conservation Districts & local health departments to develop the program. adidas bounce hombre NPS project means ‘any facility, system, practice, or mechanism to abate, prevent or reduce pollution of waters of the state caused by nonpoint sources’. Nike Air Max 90 Donna Verdi The NPS objectives included: Abate or reduce untreated or uncontrolled runoff; Abate or reduce untreated raw sewage discharges; Improve critical aquatic habitat resources; Preserve and protect beneficial uses; Reduce the number of water bodies not achieving WQ standards; Improve watershed management; Prepare and implement TMDL assessments; Conserve soil, water, or other natural resources; Protect and improve ground water quality; and wastewater collection and treatment. adidas superstar pas cher belgique The Water Quality Board approved the Executive Secretary to authorize funding for projects under $150,000. (more…)

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Olympic Preparations

For the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 held in Salt Lake City, a joint effort with the organizing committee of the Olympic Winter Games of 2002, local health departments and sewerage agencies was undertaken for waste management. Todd Gurley II The Division of Water Quality worked closely with the Organizing Committee to manage environmental issues. Air Max 90 Donna Bianche The model used in this event was used subsequently in other venues in Europe and Australia. nike air max pas cher In February 1999, the planning for waste management strategies began. fjallraven kanken sale uk The planning covered various contingencies from severe weather and road conditions to equipment failures. The organizing committee awarded waste management contract to a consortium of five companies having considerable experience in waste management of large public gatherings at all types of events. There were twelve venues holding different events. 2016 Air Max Pas Cher The Games were supported through six support sites, and ten park and ride sites. ADIDAS 350 BOOST Waste management was planned for about a quarter million visitors and support staff. nike air max chaussures Arrangements were made to bring 2500 portable toilets, 31 restroom trailers for athletes and invited guests, 80 (more…)

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Planning and Design Advances

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Sales Tax Diversion

Sales Tax Diversion to the Water Loan Programs February 1994 A water development bill, sponsored by Sen. John Holmgren, passed the legislature. Army Black Knights The bill directs 1/8% of sales tax revenue to water projects. Revenue would be split among state water boards as follows: 50% to the Board of Water Resources; 25% to the Water Quality Board; and 25% to the Drinking Water Board. In the second year of funding the bill provided for 50% of the revenues to go to the Department of Transportation provided two conditions occurred: 1) if state surplus revenues are greater than $200 million; and 2) the legislature did not pass a gasoline tax to fund transportation needs. Ray Ban pas cher The funding would initially provide $5 million per year to fund needed wastewater projects. In 1995 this percentage was amended to 1/16%. Womens Air Jordan 6 Governor Leavitt was opposed to this legislation. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren grijs Governor Leavitt’s Campaign to Stop the Use of Using Sales Tax Funds To Help Fund Water Projects December 2002 Governor Leavitt attended a joint meeting of the Water Quality Board and Drinking Water Board to speak to his plan to petition the (more…)

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Storm Water Program

Storm Water Phase I Program November 1990 Phase I of EPA’s administrative rules for the storm water program were published in the Federal Register on this date. Houston Cougars The mandate for the new storm water program came from the reauthorization of the 1987 Clean Water Act. Zapatillas AIR JORDAN 1 RETRO These rules required storm water permits for large and medium municipalities (large municipalities have populations over 250,000; medium municipalities have populations between 100,000 to 250,000). Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County are the only municipalities in Utah that fit the qualifications for permitting, however, with the highway and drainage system that UDOT had through the two municipalities, UDOT was a co-permittee in both municipal permits. Jordan Jumpman Applications for large and medium municipalities were due in two parts. Part A for large municipalities was due November 18, 1991, Part B was due November 16, 1992. Nike Air Max 90 Dames blauw Part A for medium municipalities was due May 18, 1992, Part B was due May 17, 1993. To achieve compliance with the new storm water permit Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County developed storm water ordinances with legal authority and financial resources to support an (more…)

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Underground Wastewater

June 2001 Land development activities within the State cast a spot light on decentralized systems program managed by the Division of Water Quality. nike air jordan 10 chicago This fact necessitated skilled designers, new balance roma viale dell’aeronautica operators, Nike Kobe 11 inspectors and maintenance personnel for a successful decentralized program. Nike Air Max Homme In recognition of this need, Nike Air Max 90 the Legislature adopted an onsite professional certification program and funded a training center at the Utah State University, NIKE AIR MAX THEA ULTRA FLYKNIT Logan in 2001. AIR MAX 90 Women In less than six months, nike magista pas cher the Utah Water Quality Board adopted rules for the certification and certified as many as 300 professionals within a short time frame of four months.

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Underground Water Sources

October 1994 The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program exists to protect underground sources of ground water from contamination through discharges into the subsurface via injection wells. adidas zx 700 mujer Underground sources of drinking water, or USDWs, are ground water aquifers that currently serve as sources of drinking water or could do so in the future based on the quality of the ground water and a sustainable flow rate sufficient to supply a drinking water well. Nike Air Max 90 Nero Uomo Although the UIC Program is a federal EPA Program, Utah has received authority from EPA to administer the program for all injection wells. Mochilas Kanken Baratas The Utah Division of Water Quality administers the Utah UIC Program for Class I, III, IV, and V injection wells, the definitions for which are available in the regulations, R317-7. New Balance Mujer DETAIL OF THE PARTICULAR ISSUE On October 28, 1994, the Utah Water Quality Board approved revisions to the Utah UIC Program administrative rules, R317-7, to incorporate recent changes in the federal UIC rules that clarify existing requirements pertaining to financial responsibility and permit applications and add additional requirements for Class I, III, and V injection wells pertaining to mechanical (more…)

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Utah Partners for Conservation and Development

1995, Authentic UGA Jersey November: DEQ joined the Utah Partners for Conservation and Development, Mochilas Kanken Baratas a partnership of federal, adidas tubular damskie state and local authorities interested in the conservation of Utah’s land and water resources. In November, 1995 DEQ joined the Utah Partners for Conservation and Development, NIKE FREE RUN KOPEN a coalition of seventeen federal, asics gel stratus mujer state and local agencies and organizations dedicated to protecting and enhancing Utah’s natural resources. The UtahPCD members work together to leverage limited financial and technical resources and increase the effectiveness of their respective programs. Matthew Slater The Core Values of the UtahPCD include: Water Quality and Water Quantity for municipal, Nike Air Max 2016 Heren agricultural and natural resource uses Protecting Utah’s Biological Diversity including wildlife and vegetation Sustainable Agriculture through working and productive farms and ranches Outdoor Recreation opportunity, access, ADIDAS TUBULAR SHADOW KNIT delivery, Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and quality As a member agency, DEQ is committed to coordinating its efforts, particularly as they relate to protecting and improving water quality through watershed management. Nike Air Max 2017 Dames zwart Coordination of projects with partners allows one to accomplish more than any one agency or (more…)

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