Category: Air Quality

Uinta Basin Oil and Gas Engine Electrification Grant

A Targeted Air Shed Grant Program In 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency identified the Uinta Basin as one of the top five most polluted areas for ozone, resulting in an award of $5 million to the Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) to reduce emissions from oil and gas operations. DAQ offers incentives for oil …

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March 4, 2020 Agenda: Air Quality

Call-to-Order Date of the Next Air Quality Board Meeting: April 1, 2020 Approval of the Minutes for the November 20, 2019, December 4, 2019, Board Meetings and January 8, 2020, Working Lunch. Propose for Final Adoption: SIP Section X, Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program, Parts B, Davis County, and Part E, Weber County; R307-110-32. Section …

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Tier 3 in Utah image of refinery

Understanding Tier 3 in Utah

Since Gov. Gary Herbert announced that Utah refineries would produce Tier 3 gas, residents have had a lot of questions about the cleaner fuel. In this installment of #IamUtahDEQ video series, we take a ride with Glad Sowards, a policy analyst with Utah’s Division of Air Quality, to answer all your Tier 3 questions.

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Taking the Clear The Air Challenge

February is the Salt Lake Chamber’s Clear The Air Challenge. Utah DEQ’s intern, Sidney Rogers, took the challenge. Here is her story of commuting to work by bicycle and UTA TRAX.

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Lead is a heavy metal found naturally in the environment and manufactured products such as lead-acid batteries, lead-based paints, leaded glass, solder, chemicals, and older water distribution systems with lead pipes, solders, and fittings. Lead is a persistent chemical that accumulates in soils, aquatic systems, sediments, and some plants, animals, and other organisms. Since 1990, …

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Lead in Air

Lead is a toxic metal that was once used regularly in motor fuel, paint, ceramics, glassware, and other consumer products. The phase-out of leaded gasoline significantly reduced vehicle emissions and lead levels in the environment, but it is still used in some aviation fuels and used or produced in a variety of industrial processes. The …

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Air Quality
2019 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) works to ensure that the air in Utah meets health and visibility standards established under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA). DAQ ensures the state’s compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and visibility standards at its national parks, enacts rules pertaining to air-quality standards, develops plans …

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Sole-Source Conversions Good for Air Quality, Homeowners

This week’s blog is from 2015 and highlights the popular woodstove exchange program. Last week, The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released the 2020 registration schedule for the overwhelmingly popular grant program to convert operating wood-burning fireplaces to cleaner-burning natural gas or electric. Online registration will take place across the Wasatch Front and Cache …

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December 4, 2019 Agenda: Air Quality

Call-to-Order Date of the Next Air Quality Board Meeting: January 8, 2020, and February 5, 2020 Propose for Final Adoption: SIP Subsection IX.A.36: PM2.5 Maintenance Provisions for Salt Lake City, UT. Presented by Becky Close. Propose for Final Adoption: SIP Subsection IX.A.27: PM2.5 Maintenance Provisions for Provo, UT. Presented by Becky Close. Propose for Final …

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Air Quality Compliance Outreach Newsletter
Volume 2

The Wood-Burn Program The Wood-Burn Program is designed to prevent particle pollution by restricting or banning wood burning during inversion periods. Emissions from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces contribute to the particulate pollution that builds up during temperature inversions. Inversions form when a dense layer of cold air is trapped under a layer of warm air. …

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November 20, 2019 Agenda: Air Quality

Call-to-Order Date of the Next Air Quality Board Meeting: December 4, 2019 Approval of the Minutes for October 2, 2019, Board Meeting. Propose for Final Adoption: Amend R307-405-2. Permits: Major Sources in Attainment or Unclassified Areas (PSD). Applicability; and R307-410. Permits: Emissions Impact Analysis. Presented by Liam Thrailkill. Propose for Final Adoption: Amend SIP Section …

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Temporary Relocation Authorization

Utah Administrative Code (UAC) 307-309-6 requires that any person owning or operating a source of fugitive dust within PM10 and PM2.5 non-attainment and maintenance plan areas on cleared land greater than 1/4 acre in size must submit a completed Fugitive Dust Control Plan. The DAQ Relocation Form requires the submission of a Fugitive Dust Control …

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