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  • UDAQ's Control Plan Includes Amending Area Source Rules  - 

    The Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) is in the process of developing a control plan for the PM2.5 Serious Nonattainment State Implementation Plan (SIP). This evaluation includes assessing emissions and control strategies from the following:Major »

  • UDAQ Amend R307-335: Degreasing and Solvent Cleaning Operations and Propose New Rule R307-304: Industrial Solvent Use  - 

    With the reclassification of Utah's three PM2.5 nonattainment areas to serious nonattainment, the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) is in the process of developing area source rules as a control measure to be included in the new serious »

  • UDAQ Aircraft Studies for PM2.5 and Ozone  - 

    In an effort to prepare for upcoming PM2.5 and Ozone State Implementation Plan (SIP) development and further understand dynamic air pollution components, the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) conducted the most extensive air quality study to date »

  • PM2.5 Serious Non-Attainment State Implementation Plan - Next Steps  - 

    On November 2, 2016, the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) held a meeting to discuss the PM2.5 Serious Non-Attainment Area Designation and potential impacts to sources.  UDAQ staff provided information regarding the new applicable regulations, and »

  • PM2.5 Reclassification to Severe Non-Attainment  - 

    As the Salt Lake, Provo, and Logan State Implementation Plan (SIP) areas failed to meet attainment for PM2.5 by the December 31, 2015 attainment deadline, EPA will reclassify these areas as serious non-attainment.  EPA was required to reclassify »

  • Official Ozone Non-Attainment Recommendations for Utah  - 

    On October 1, 2015 EPA reduced the ozone standard from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb.  The 70 ppb is calculated as the fourth-highest daily maximum, averaged across three consecutive years.  Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah, and Duchesne »

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