Tag: Ozone

50 Summer Suggestions Regarding Ozone

Related Links Ozone Overiew Ozone in the Uinta Basin Frequently Asked Questions about Ozone and Your Health Drive Less Driving less doesn’t mean you have to stay home. Try any of these ways to get to where you want to go: Carpool. Use mass transit. Logan/Cache Valley Schedule Park City Transit St. George Bus UTA …

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Cut Pollution: Mow Electric

Starting Tuesday, residents in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele and Utah counties will have an opportunity to cut harmful summertime air pollution by participating in the 2019 State of Utah Lawn Mower Exchange. This spring swap your old, dirty lawn mower for a clean electric one. Only $99 (plus tax) with an exchange.

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Welcome to Air Quality Research Roadmap (AiR2), 2018!

Air2 is an opportunity to discuss, network, and make progress toward scientific solutions to Utah’s unique air quality problems with others in the local research and regulatory spheres. UDAQ will soon establish a yearly grant available to the research community.

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Great Salt Lake Summer Ozone Study

Relevant Documentation Scope of Work Final Report 2014 Ozone Monitoring Along TRAX Lines Principal Investigators: John Horel, University of Utah Erik Crosman, University of Utah Susan Bush, University of Utah Randy Martin, Utah State University DAQ Contact: Chris Pennell DAQ (Division of Air Quality) monitoring found high levels of ozone near the Great Salt Lake from …

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Ozone: EPA Designates Marginal Nonattainment Areas in Utah

The Wasatch Front and parts of the Uinta Basin were designated as Marginal nonattainment areas for ozone this week by the EPA. A Marginal designation is the least stringent classification for a nonattainment area and doesn’t require the state to submit a formal State Implementation Plan (SIP).

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Chemical Mechanisms at Low Temperatures

Relevant Documentation Scope of Work Final Report Principal Investigator: Marc Mansfield, Utah State University Jaron Hansen, Brigham Young University DAQ Contact: Chris Pennell Wintertime ozone in the Uinta Basin is unique and requires improvements to the photochemical models used for winter conditions. Current chemical mechanisms within the modeling system assume a summertime temperature of 300 …

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CAMx Snow Cover Treatment

Relevant Documentation Scope of Work Final Report Presentation: CB6, Version 6 of the Carbon Bond Mechanism Principal Investigator: Greg Yarwood, RAMBOLL-ENVIRON Chris Emery, RAMBOLL-ENVIRON DAQ Contact: Chris Pennell Wintertime ozone is a serious air quality issue in the Uinta Basin. The situation is unique and requires improvements to the photochemical models used for winter conditions. …

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Refreshed Air Quality App Ready For Release

By Jared Mendenhall In December 2017, when the Wasatch Front choked on a ten-day-long inversion that clogged the valleys with PM2.5 pollution, more than 50,000 Utah residents stayed on top of air-quality conditions by using the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) mobile app: UtahAir. UtahAir delivers hourly air-quality data for two pollutants, PM2.5 and …

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Partnership Ensures Clean Air, Land and Water in the Uinta Basin

By Jared Mendenhall Resourcefulness is as much a part of the frontier ethos as individualism. Coming up with ingenious solutions to life’s problems — on the cheap — is an essential skill in the rural expanses of the American West. Jordan Mathis, health officer and executive director of TriCounty Health Department, understands this. In fact, …

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Ozone: Dog Days of Summer Have Us All Panting For Cleaner Air

By Donna Kemp Spangler Many people have said to me this summer, “It seems like we’ve had a lot of unhealthy air days.” Turns out, it’s true. Utah is experiencing the worst air pollution, particularly ozone, in a decade. Record heat and massive wildfires have taken their toll on Utah’s air. As a result, the …

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ULend Program Helps Oil and Gas Operators Reduce Emissions

By Whitney Oswald The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ’s) Division of Air Quality (DAQ) believes sound science leads to good decisions and effective regulations. That’s why we conduct research on complex air-quality issues — to identify causes and find solutions. For example, we’ve seen an increase in winter ozone levels in the Uinta Basin in recent years, and …

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DEQ Forecasters Keep Their Eyes on the Sky during Ozone Season

By Kimberly Kreykes Like many people, my day starts with the weather forecast. Not just because it is my passion, but because it is my responsibility to stay informed — I am the lead air-quality forecaster for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ’s) Division of Air Quality (DAQ). Along with two other DAQ forecasters, …

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Air Quality STEPPs up Efforts to Locate Leaks

by Whitney Oswald Imagine trying to find “invisible” leaks in an oil and gas storage tank. Then try finding these leaks in hundreds of storage tanks scattered across a large, remote area. You know the culprit, and you know these leaks are a significant source of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from oil and gas …

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DEQ’s Legacy of Clean Air, Land & Water

by Dianne R. Nielson, Ph.D. DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that …

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