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Issues Open for Public Comment

 

The Division of Air Quality solicits public comment on rules, plans, and operating permits. The following list presents links to proposed changes that are currently out for public comment:

You are invited to comment on them by mailing:

Potential Rules and Programs Being Researched and Developed

Rule Subject Wood Smoke Management Program Enhancement
Purpose

DAQ will hold a smoke management workshop that will include all stakeholders: members of the legislature, researchers, health experts, county health department representatives, hearth industry, social and environmental organizations and regulators.

The purpose of the workshop is to:
-Outline the existing smoke management program
-Seek recommendations to the Air Quality Board on how to enhance the existing program
-To provide public education on wood smoke
-Seek recommendations to the Air Quality Board on how to reduce wood smoke emission. DAQ will provide technical information on smoke management and control technologies for workshop members to apply in their deliberations.

Contact Joel Karmazyn (801-536-4423)
Schedule
(Meetings, etc.)

Workshop — January 15, 2014
Staff technical report development — January/FebruaryPresentation to Board — March or April meeting

Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)
None

Rule Subject Wasatch Front PM2.5 SIPs
Purpose To demonstrate that appropriate strategies are in place to achieve the 2006 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 in the PM2.5 nonattainment areas along the Wasatch Front.
Contact Bill Reiss (801-536-4077)
Schedule
(Meetings, etc.)
  • August and September 2013—Finish developing SIPs.
  • September 2013—Bring SIPs for Provo and SLC to the Board to propose for public comment.
  • October 2013—Public Comment Period.
  • December 2013—Final Adoption by Air Quality.
  • Board and SIP submittal to EPA.
Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)
Development is ongoing. Draft versions of the SIPs will be available for the September Air Quality Board meeting. See the PM2.5 SIP Development page for more information.

Rule Subject GAO-Oil/Gas Well Heads
Purpose If the Board adopts R307-401-19, to allow the use of general approval orders (GAO), UDAQ is planning to develop a GAO for oil and gas well sites.
Contact Alan Humpherys (801-536-4132)
Schedule
(Meetings, etc.)
Winter 2013/14 GAO finalized.
Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)
  • Conceptual outline presented at August 12, 2013 Uintah Basin Ozone Stakeholder meeting.
  • The GAO would not require rulemaking. Instead it would go out for public comment through the permitting process.

Rule Subject Oil and Gas—Pneumatic Devices
Purpose Proactive VOC emission reductions to reduce ozone.
Contact Colleen Delaney (801-536-4248)
Schedule
(Meetings, etc.)
Proposal—Fall 2013.
Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)
Draft rule presented at July 30th Uintah Basin Ozone Stakeholder meeting.

Rule Subject Oil and Gas—General Provisions
Purpose To ensure existing emission control equipment is operating effectively.
Contact Colleen Delaney (801-536-4248)
Schedule
(Meetings, etc.)
Proposal—Fall 2013.
Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)
Draft rule presented at July 30th Uintah Basin Ozone Stakeholder meeting.

Rule Subject Oil and Gas—Tank Truck Loading
Purpose Proactive VOC emission reductions to reduce ozone.
Contact Colleen Delaney (801-536-4248)
Schedule
(Meetings, etc.)
Proposal—Fall 2013.
Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)
Draft rule presented at July 30th Uintah Basin Ozone Stakeholder meeting.

Rule Subject Oil and Gas—Self Igniters for Flares
Purpose Proactive VOC emission reductions to reduce ozone.
Contact Colleen Delaney (801-536-4248)
Schedule
(Meetings, etc.)
Proposal—Fall 2013.
Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)
Draft rule presented at July 30th Uintah Basin Ozone Stakeholder meeting.