Division of Air Quality
2018 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) protects Utah’s air through a variety of programs that protect, maintain, and enhance the air quality in the state. 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 to meet federal standards when necessary, issues preconstruction and operating permits to stationary sources, conducts research into Utah’s unique air-quality issues, and ensures compliance with state and federal air-quality rules.

Utah continues to make significant progress towards understanding and addressing the causes of seasonal air pollution. Increased public awareness and legislative funding for research have provided important support for the DAQ in its ongoing efforts to reduce pollution, improve air quality, and protect public health.