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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
Clean Air Retrofit, Replacement, and Off-Road Technology (CARROT) Program

Purpose

To provide incentives for reducing emissions from vehicles, engines, and equipment that are significant sources of air pollution through grants, rebates, exchanges, or low-cost purchase programs.
Contact Lisa Burr 801-536-4019

 

Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)

 The one-time funding for this program in fiscal year 2015 was $200,000 and has been divided into two segments:  the CARROT grant program and the CARROT lawnmower exchange program.  The CARROT grant program awarded $100,000 in grants for projects that reduce emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines.  The CARROT lawnmower exchange program, to be held this spring, will provide an incentive to purchase electric lawnmowers at a discounted price and an added incentive for those who exchange an old, gasoline lawnmower for an electric mower.  An additional $700,000 was appropriated for this program during the 2015 legislative session.  For more information visit www.carrot.utah.gov.

Rule Subject
PM10 Maintenance Plans

Purpose

Update the existing PM10 SIPs to show 10 years of continued NAAQS attainment.  Utah will also request that EPA subsequently redesignate these areas to attainment.  
Contact Bill Reiss (801-536-4077)
  DEQ is currently working toward a proposed plan for the Air Quality Board’s consideration  in September 2015.
Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)

Rule Subject Heavy Duty Vehicle Tax Credit Clean Fuel Amendments and Rebates

Purpose

HB406,  which provides an income tax credit for the purchase of a natural gas heavy duty vehicle, was passed during the 2015 General Legislative Session. 
Contact

Mat Carlile (801-536-4116)

  DAQ is currently working with stakeholders to develop a rule to implement this new program.  We are hopeful to have a rule ready for the Air Quality Board’s consideration by the May Board meeting.
Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)

Rule Subject Clean Fuel Amendments and Rebates

Purpose

HB15, which authorizes DAQ to make grants to a person that installs alternate fuel conversion equipment on an eligible vehicle, was passed during the 2015 General Legislative Session.   DEQ is currently developing rules to administer this new program.   
Contact

Mat Carlile (801-536-4116)

  DEQ is currently working with stakeholders to develop the rule.  A draft rule for the Air Quality Board’s consideration will be ready by July 2015
Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)

Rule Subject Regional Haze SIP

Purpose

Revise the SIP to address EPA's partial disapproval of the BART determination for NOx and PM and provide a 5 year progress update.
Contact

Colleen Delaney (801-536-4248)

Mark Berger (801-536-0076)

  Proposed Regional Haze SIP is available for public comment until May 1, 2015.  The comment period for the progress report has ended and DAQ staff is currently working on responding to comments and preparing the report for submittal to EPA.
Notes
(Progress, Related Links, etc.)