Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
DNR Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining (DOGM)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah follows federal law protecting trade secrets, with additional regulations for the protection of confidential business information submitted to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in permit applications, monitoring reports, and other documents. The Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) also requires chemical disclosure related to the oil and gas industry hydraulic fracturing process, with some trade secret protections.
It is a good idea to contact the agency to which information is submitted to determine if there are any additional requirements that must be met to maintain the confidentiality of trade secret information.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEQ is responsible for administering and enforcing the trade secret rules that pertain to environmental information in Utah. DNR's DOGM administers and enforces the state's hydraulic fracturing regulations.