Press Release Archives

December 20, 2012 - EarthFax President Reappointed to National Trade Advisory Committee

Richard White, President of EarthFax Engineering, Inc., has been reappointed by U.S. Department of Commerce Acting Secretary Rebecca M. Black to the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee. 

December 3, 2012 - EarthFax Crosses 30-Year Mark

EarthFax Engineering, Inc. recently celebrated its 30th anniversary as a professional engineering consultancy, having successfully completed over 1,400 value-based projects for its clients locally and internationally. 

October 19, 2012 - EarthFax Performs Bridge Capacity Evaluations

Structural and geotechnical evaluations were conducted by EarthFax and one of its subcontractors on a private single-lane bridge spanning the South Fork of the Provo River.  The evaluations were performed to determine the weight capacity of the bridge in response to concerns about heavy vehicle traffic crossing the bridge during construction activities performed within a utility easement located west of the bridge.

October 19, 2012 - EarthFax Provides Design and Construction Management Services for a Riparian Corridor Restoration Project

Following the June 2010 Chevron Pipeline Company Milepost 174.5 release of crude oil into Red Butte Creek, cleanup and recovery operations in addition to unusually high storm-water runoff required stream channel restoration activities to be conducted at several privately-owned properties located along the creek. Red Butte Creek is a small stream that flows for approximately 3.25 miles between the Wasatch Mountains in northeastern Salt Lake County, Utah and Liberty Park Lake in Salt Lake City. EarthFax provided hydrologic studies, channel stabilization designs, permit applications, construction management services, and served as Owner's Representative.

December 19, 2011 - EarthFax Completes Firewater System Adequacy Evaluation and Begins Design Services for a Utah Oil Refinery

In early 2011, EarthFax Engineering, Inc. was contracted to evaluate the adequacy of the existing firewater system at a refinery and tank farm located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The purpose of the study was to determine areas of the refinery and tank farm where flow and pressure improvements where required to meet industry standards promulgated by the American Petroleum Institute and the National Fire Protection Association.

September 20, 2011 - EarthFax Develops a Storm Water Master Plan for a Rural Utah Community

  EarthFax Engineering, Inc. has completed the preparation of a storm water runoff control master plan for the rural community of Loa located in southeastern Utah. Loa is a town of approximately 600 residents that has routinely experienced flooding in the eastern portion of the town during summer thunderstorms and snowmelt runoff events.

August 8, 2011 - EarthFax Develops Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan for a Major University

EarthFax Engineering, Inc. (“EarthFax”) recently completed preparation of a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (“Plan”) for a major university located in northern Utah. The Plan was written to comply with Federal regulations promulgated to prevent discharges of oil to navigable waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines.

June 27, 2011 - EarthFax Conducts Geotechnical Hazards Analyses for a Crude Oil Pipeline in Utah

EarthFax has successfully completed work to provide geological and geotechnical engineering services to a petroleum pipeline company that operates a 16-inch diameter crude oil pipeline in northeastern Utah.

June 1, 2011 - EarthFax Completes Geotechnical Design Services for Pipeline Replacement Projects

EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") was awarded contracts to provide geotechnical hazard evaluation and mitigation design services to a natural gas pipeline company.  This work was completed for replacement of approximately 26 miles of 16-inch diameter pipeline located in northern Utah and southwest Wyoming.

May 26, 2011 - Escalante City Moves into New Fire Station

The city of Escalante, Utah moved into a new fire station today. Engineering design and construction inspection services for the facility were provided by EarthFax Engineering, Inc. The 6,200 square foot facility houses three fire trucks, one tanker truck, one ambulance, and three pickup trucks. It also includes office space, a conference room, and a storage mezzanine. Design services provided by EarthFax included site grading and utility design, and supervision of all architectural, mechanical, and electrical designs.

April 12, 2011 - President of EarthFax Reappointed to National Trade Advisory Committee

Richard White, President of EarthFax Engineering, Inc., has been reappointed by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee. This appointment is effective through October 2012, when the ETTAC current charter expires.

March 22, 2011 - EarthFax Provides Emergency Response Engineering Services for an Additional Urban Oil Spill

On December 1, 2010 upset of a valve station on a 10-inch diameter crude oil pipeline resulted in a release of more than 21,000 gallons of oil onto the ground near Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Oil filled the valve-station vault and ran downhill toward Red Butte Creek but it was contained by a snow bank and emergency-response efforts before it reached the creek.

December 2, 2010 - EarthFax Begins Design Studies for Remediation of the Northwest Oil Drain Canal in Salt Lake City, Utah

EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") has begun design studies to assist in determining the best means to remove hydrocarbon- hydrocarbon-impacted sludge and sediment from the Northwest Oil Drain Canal, a major canal that conveys storm water and treated industrial and sewage effluent from Salt Lake City to the Great Salt Lake.  Historic pollutant discharge sources to the canal from 1921 to the late 1950s include two refineries, a railroad, and a wastewater treatment plant for Salt Lake City.

October 18, 2010 - EarthFax Provides Emergency Response Engineering Services for an Urban Oil Spill

On June 11, 2010 a 10-inch diameter crude oil pipeline ruptured, releasing more than 33,000 gallons of oil into Red Butte Creek located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The cause of the release is still under investigation.  Oil flowed directly to the creek and went downstream for approximately 3 miles to a 30-acre storm-water detention pond situated in an urban park in Salt Lake City.  From there it flowed to the Jordan River, which flows through the middle Salt Lake County and empties into the Great Salt Lake.

August 24, 2010 - EarthFax Completes Civil Engineering Designs at a Pozzolan Mine in Central Utah

EarthFax recently completed civil engineering designs for a central Utah pozzolan mine located adjacent to U.S. Interstate Highway 70 ("I-70").  Project work included roadway design for an un-surfaced haul road from the mine to I-70 and hydraulic design for reduction of storm water flow beneath I-70.

May 10, 2010 - EarthFax Provides Engineering Services to Close Solid Waste Management Units at a Rocket Motor Manufacturing Facility

EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") is providing environmental engineering services to a major rocket motor manufacturer to investigate, remediate as necessary, and close three former solid-waste burial sites, a burn pit, and a salvage area.

May 4, 2010 - EarthFax Provides Engineering Support for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion Projects in Wyoming and Utah

EarthFax recently provided geotechnical and geologic investigation, engineering design, and inspection services during construction of a series of soldier pile walls along the south side of Weber Canyon in northern Utah.  The project was undertaken to protect a 16-inch diameter crude oil pipeline by increasing slope stability along a 1,700-foot stretch of the canyon wall that was unstable and had experienced several recent and historic landslides.

April 10, 2010 - EarthFax Provides Engineering Services to Close a Hazardous Waste Landfill at a Rocket Motor Manufacturing Facility

EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") recently completed a project to investigate, remediate as necessary, and close a former drum burial site at a rocket-motor manufacturing facility in northern Utah.  Excavation of approximately 15,000 cubic yards of waste and debris at the site took place in 1985 and 1986 as an interim corrective action prior to official approval of a RCRA Facility Investigation plan.

February 4, 2010 - EarthFax Provides Emergency Response Engineering Services at an Oil Spill in Eastern Utah

On January 7, 2009 EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") was requested by its client to mobilize to the Red Wash oil and gas field located approximately 28 miles southeast of Vernal, Utah to assist with emergency response activities related to a release of oil.

September 22, 2009 - EarthFax President to Serve on Trade Advisory Committee

Salt Lake City, Utah - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has appointed Richard B. White of EarthFax Engineering, Inc. to a two-year term on the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (“ETTAC”).

December 15, 2008 - EarthFax Completes Phase IV Design of a Refinery Fire Water System Upgrade

EarthFax Engineering, Inc. has completed the design of the 4th phase of a multi-phase project to upgrade the firewater system at a major oil refinery in northern Utah. 

November 20, 2008 - EarthFax Completes Design Work for a Culinary Water System, Begins Design Work on a New Fire Station

Salt Lake City, Utah –EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") has recently completed engineering design work for the $4.3 million Escalante City culinary water system upgrades. 

April 16, 2008 - EarthFax Completes Design of a Storm Water Perchlorate Treatment System

Salt Lake City, Utah – EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") has completed the design of a treatment system to remove perchlorates and other propellants from storm water runoff from the Bacchus Works of ATK Launch Systems. 

August 10, 2007 - EarthFax to Design and Oversee Construction of Municipal Water System Upgrades

Salt Lake City, Utah –EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") has been awarded a contract for engineering design and construction supervision of the USD $4.3 million Escalante City culinary water system upgrades. 

July 10, 2006 - EarthFax Begins Design Work for an Emergency Water Supply at a Rural Utah Medical Center

EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") has begun design work on an emergency water supply system for the Uintah Basin Medical Center located in northeastern Utah. 

June 5, 2006 - EarthFax to Inventory and Model the Process and Stormwater Sewer System at a Major Petroleum Refinery

Salt Lake City, Utah –EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") has recently begun work to inventory and model the process and stormwater sewer systems at a major oil refinery in northern Utah. 

April 21, 2005 - EarthFax Completes Roadway Bridge Design and Construction Inspection Services

Salt Lake City, Utah –EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") completed design work, provided construction inspection services, and served as Owner’s Representative for several vehicular- and foot-traffic bridges recently installed at a petroleum refinery in northern Utah. 

March 31, 2005 - EarthFax Completes Characterization of Soils and Sludges in a Major Drainage Canal

EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") recently completed characterization of sludges and soils in a major drainage canal that had been used for decades as a wastewater conveyance system and is under consideration by U.S. EPA and the State of Utah as a potential Superfund site. 

December 15, 2004 - EarthFax Completes Work to Put Former Refinery Wastewater Treatment Ponds to Beneficial Use and Enhance Jurisdictional Wetlands

Salt Lake City, Utah –EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") has completed design and construction inspection work associated with bioremediation of hydrocarbon contamination in two former refinery wastewater treatment ponds and putting the ponds to beneficial use both as emergency firewater reservoirs and as a means to enhance adjacent jurisdictional wetlands.

July 21, 2004 - EarthFax Completes a Compendium of Methods to Enhance Stream Channel Stability for Pipeline Systems

Salt Lake City, Utah –EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") has recently completed a compendium of methods for enhancing stream channel stability for a petroleum pipeline company that operates approximately 2,800 miles of pipelines throughout the western United States and Canada. 

January 20, 2004 - EarthFax Project Receives National Award

Salt Lake City, Utah – A project designed by EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") was recently honored with the 2003 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation National Award. 

October 29, 2003 EarthFax Awarded a Phase II SBIR Grant

Salt Lake City, Utah - EarthFax Development Corporation (“EarthFax”) has received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

May 1, 2003 - EarthFax to Present at the 2003 International Oil Spill Conference

Salt Lake City, Utah – In association with Chevron Texaco Pipe Line, Spiltec, and Research Planning, Inc., EarthFax Engineering, Inc. was selected to make two presentations to the 2003 International Oil Spill Conference to be held April 6-10 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  The presentations focused on the topic of in-situ burning as a response technology at inland oil spill sites following a successful response to an inland oil spill located adjacent to the north shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.

April 29, 2003 - EarthFax Signs Letter of Intent with National Center for Science and Technology of Vietnam

Salt Lake City, Utah - EarthFax Engineering, Inc. and its affiliate EarthFax Development Corporation have recently signed a Letter of Intent with the Institute of Chemistry (“IOCH”) of the National Center for Science and Technology of Vietnam. 

June 26, 2002 - EarthFax Awarded Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant for Improvements to Fungal Bioremediation

Salt Lake City, Utah - EarthFax Development Corporation (“EarthFax”) was recently awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of producing pelleted inocula for fungal-based bioremediation of contaminated soil.

May 22, 2002 - EarthFax EcoLinks Project Designated as Best Practice; Additional Grant Awarded

Salt Lake City, Utah - A project recently completed by EarthFax Engineering, Inc. (“EarthFax”) has been designated as a Best Practice by the Eurasian-American Partnership for Environmentally Sustainable Economies (“EcoLinks”). 

July 25, 2001 - EarthFax Completes Work Under SBIR Grant to Evaluate Efficiency of Biobed Technology

Salt Lake City, Utah - July 26, 2001.  EarthFax Development Corporation recently completed laboratory work under a Small Business Innovative Research grant awarded through EPA to evaluate the feasibility of using biobed technology to contain and destroy pesticides and herbicides at agricultural mixing and loading facilities.

June 1, 2001 - EarthFax Presents Case Study to Rocky Mountain Hazardous Materials Association

Salt Lake City, Utah - On May 2, 2001 EarthFax Engineering, Inc., in association with Chevron Pipe Line Company and EPA Region VIII, presented a case study of an inland oil spill response to the Rocky Mountain Hazardous Materials Association (“RMHMA”).

May 15, 2001 - EarthFax Completes EcoLinks Challenge Grant

Salt Lake City, Utah - EarthFax Engineering, Inc. has completed work on a three-phase project awarded through the EcoLinks Challenge Grant program.  The purpose of the grant was to evaluate alternatives to reduce pollution and recover coal from waste rock at an underground coal mine located in the Sakhalin Region of the Russian Far East.

August 4, 2000 - EarthFax Awarded Ecolinks Challenge Grant

Salt Lake City, Utah - EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") recently received a notice of intent to award an EcoLinks Challenge Grant.

March 22, 2000 - EarthFax Expands Services to Include Solidification and Stabilization Bench-Scale Tests

Salt Lake City, Utah - EarthFax Development Corporation announced today the expansion of its chemical and microbiological laboratory services to include solidification/stabilization bench-scale testing.

January 17, 2000 - EarthFax Expands Laboratory Services to Include Humic Acid Extraction

Salt Lake City, Utah - EarthFax Development Corporation announced today the expansion of its microbiological and chemical laboratory services to include the extraction and purification of humic and fulvic acids in soil, water, and other substances.

December 27, 1999 - EarthFax Receives Special Recognition for Work at Alma, Michigan Refinery

Bath, Michigan - EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") recently received a Spirit Award from Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation ("UDS") for groundwater quality assessment work completed at the Alma, Michigan refinery.

December 17, 1999 - EarthFax Combines Forces to Address Contaminants in Solid and Liquid Media

Salt Lake City, Utah - EarthFax Engineering, Inc. and its affiliate EarthFax Development Corporation ("EarthFax") recently entered into a joint technology and business development agreement with the Georgia firm, Advanced Biological Services ("ABS"), to develop opportunities for commercializing the patented white rot fungus ("WRF") technology in liquid and solid media.

December 10, 1999 - EarthFax Expands Business Opportunities to the Pacific Rim

Salt Lake City, Utah - EarthFax Engineering, Inc. and its affiliate EarthFax Development Corporation recently entered into an agreement with the California firm, Government & Export Sales Specialists ("GESS"), to develop opportunities for commercializing the patented white rot fungus ("WRF") technology in Pacific Rim countries and elsewhere.

December 6, 1999 - Cooperative Agreement Struck for Alternative Chemical Agent Destruction

Salt Lake City, Utah - EarthFax Development Corporation and its affiliate, EarthFax Engineering, Inc. ("EarthFax") recently signed a cooperative agreement with the German firm, Dr. Bilger Umweltconsulting GmbH ("Bilger").

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