Category: Air Quality

  • Air Quality Conditions During Wildfires

    The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) provides updates on current conditions, a three-day forecast, and a trend chart of pollution levels for particulates, ozone, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide. DAQ updates the current conditions hourly for 12 counties in Utah: Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Davis, Duchesne, Iron Salt Lake, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Washington, and Weber.…

  • Wildfires

    The recent increase in wildfires across the West has impacted air quality and put people’s health at risk from smoke exposure. This exposure can be sudden, last for days or weeks, and affect indoor and outdoor air quality. Smoke can travel great distances and become trapped in areas far from the source of the wildfire…

  • Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Funding Assistance Program

    During the 2019 General Legislative Session, the State Legislature appropriated $4.9 million to be used as an incentive for the installation of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) throughout the State. The EVSE Incentive Program allows businesses, non-profit organizations, and other governmental entities (excluding State Executive Branch agencies) to apply for a grant for reimbursement of…

  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Awards

    State of Utah VW Settlement AwardsLight-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment Category Awardee Award Amount Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Type Number of EVSE Awarded Location of VW-Funded EVSE Murray City Power $157,608 Level 2 DC Fast Charger 2 Dual-port 1 Murray Park Recreation Center Orem City $308,269 DC Fast Charger 4 City Hall Provo City…

  • Vehicle/Engine Replacement Awards

    State of Utah VW Settlement AwardsClass 4-8 Local Freight Truck, School Bus, Shuttle Bus, and Transit Bus Categories Awardee Replacement Type Award Amount Number of Vehicles Awarded Eligible Mitigation Action Category UDOT Diesel to Diesel $2,604,948.00 22 Class 8 Local Freight Truck Utah Transit Authority Diesel to Electric $13,079,240.00 20 Transit Buses

  • Eligibility: Volkswagen Settlement

    Entities: Government entities as defined in Utah Code § 63G-7-102(4) and federal government agencies. Eligible Equipment (Application forms listed in next section) Vehicle or engine replacements of Class 4-8 local freight trucks, school buses, shuttle buses, and/or transit buses (323 KB), engine model years 1992-2006*. VW funding is available for: Up to 50% of the cost…

  • Air Quality Compliance Outreach Newsletter Volume 1

    Compliance Program Protects Air Quality Did you know that there are over 1,500 stationary emission sources in Utah, along with several hundred federal and state air quality rules and regulations that cover these sources? Our program, which includes inspections, compliance assistance, and enforcement, protects the public and the environment from air pollution and assists businesses…

  • 2014 Air Agencies Oil and Gas Emissions Inventory:
    Uinta Basin

    For almost a decade the 2006 Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) Phase III oil and gas emissions inventories were relied on for the Uinta Basin (Basin), the main oil and gas producing region in Utah. Although these inventories were projected forward using up-to-date annual production and drilling activity data from the region, the inventories still…

  • Ponds/Landfarms/Landfills Gap Filling:
    Uinta Basin

    Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) in collaboration with EPA and the Ute Tribe recently developed the Utah Air Agencies 2014 Oil and Gas Emissions Inventory. Additionally Bingham Research Center at Utah State University Uintah Basin (USU) recently completed a study looking at the VOC emissions associated with oil and gas waste water facilities. During…

  • Uinta Basin

    The Uinta Basin lies in the northeast corner of Utah and is bounded on the north by the Uinta Mountains, on the south by the Tavaputs Plateau, on the west by the Wasatch Range, and on the east by elevated terrain that separates it from Piceance Basin in Colorado. Duchesne and Uintah Counties occupy most…

  • Ozone in the Uinta Basin

    The Uinta Basin lies in the northeast corner of Utah and is bounded on the north by the Uinta Mountains, on the south by the Tavaputs Plateau, on the west by the Wasatch Range, and on the east by elevated terrain that separates it from Piceance Basin in Colorado. Duchesne and Uintah Counties occupy most…

  • 2014 Emission Inventories:
    Uinta Basin

    Emission inventories—databases that list, by source, the amount of air pollutants released in a specific geographical area—help determine significant sources of pollutants, track emission trends over time, direct regulatory actions and control strategies, and provide data for computer modeling. 2011 Uinta Basin Oil and Gas Emissions Estimates Technical Document (08/14/13) In 2006, Environ and the…

  • Federal and State Permitting Standards, Rules, and Compliance:
    Uinta Basin

    Air quality permits issued by the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) for oil and gas operations contain requirements that reduce emissions that lead to the formation of ozone. Oil and gas production accounts for 97 percent of the manmade volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in the Uinta Basin, but new federal standards, state rules, and…

  • Voluntary Seasonal Ozone Controls:
    Uinta Basin

    These voluntary practices include a menu of measures oil and gas operators can use to reduce emissions. These voluntary practices enhance but do not replace existing rules and regulations. Recommended Controls Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Program Infrared (IR) Camera Conduct a representative survey of facilities and equipment with the potential for fugitive VOC emissions using…

  • Uinta Basin Ozone Studies (UBOS)

    High wintertime ozone concentrations are relatively new phenomena in rural areas of the West. First observed in 2005 in the oil and gas production areas in the Upper Green River Basin (UGRB) of Wyoming, preliminary studies showed that wintertime ozone levels would spike when snow cover, sunny skies, and strong temperature inversions trapped ozone and…

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