Douglas BaconDouglas Bacon has worked for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) since 1997. He is currently a project manager for the Utah Division of Environmental Response & Remediation, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. His responsibilities include overseeing the CERCLA and State Natural Resource Damage Claim response actions at the Kennecott South and North Zones (Copperton and Magna, Utah). He has been involved with the negotiation of multiple CERCLA response decisions, federal consent decrees, contracts to implement terms and conditions of the State natural resource damage settlement, and contracts/plans to insure the long-term management and oversight of response actions at his sites. Douglas previously worked for the Utah Division of Water Quality (another division of UDEQ) as a water quality monitor sampling lakes and streams. From 1995 to 1997 Douglas worked for the Lake Sunapee Protection Association in Sunapee, New Hampshire as a field and lab technician (during and after college). Since 1995 he has had experience investigating and addressing water quality and soil contamination concerns, and since 1999 he has had regulatory experience within the mining industry. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, skiing, and biking in and around the mountains of Utah. He has been active in the ITRC since 2007 serving as Utah's team member on the Mining Waste team, the Biochemical Reactors for Mining-Influenced Water team, and most recently as the ITRC state Point of Contact for Utah. Douglas earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology with a minor in Marine Studies from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire in 1997. He is currently a Certified Public Manager.