Douglas Bacon (UT) – State Engagement Coordinator
Douglas Bacon has worked for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) since 1997. Doug began with the Division of Water Quality gaining a vast knowledge of where to go to get away from it all. In 1999 he moved into the Division of Environmental Response & Remediation and assumed the project management role and day to day oversight of response actions at the Kennecott North and South Zones, Superfund Site. Doug is also the Utah Natural Resource Damage Trustee’s representative overseeing the response actions by Kennecott and a local water service district to address two groundwater plumes underlying approximately 13,000 acres in the Southwest Salt Lake Valley. The NRD project represents one of the largest (based on production volumes) applications of reverse osmosis to treat mining influenced water and provision of treated water to the public in the Western US. In 2008 Doug joined ITRC becoming a member of the Mine Waste Treatment Technology Team and thereafter the Biochemical Reactors for Treating Mining Influenced Water Team. He actively participates in the implementation of and training on the use of these guidance documents. In 2014 Doug was appointed as Utah’s Point of Contact. In 2016 he was appointed to the Board of Advisors as the newly selected State Engagement Coordinator. Doug has a B.S. degree in Environmental Biology from Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, and he holds “Certified Public Manager” credentials from Utah’s Certified Public Managers Program.