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  • 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 »

  • Final Moderate PM2.5 SIP Amendments  - 

    On Wednesday September 7, 2016 the Utah Air Quality Board (AQB) proposed for public comment revisions to the particulate matter under 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Subparts H. 11, 12, and 13.  The proposed »

  • Utah Lake Algal Bloom and Potential Permitting Impacts  - 

    During July 2016, harmful algal blooms were a significant presence in Utah Lake.  The Utah Department of Water Quality (UDWQ) and a team of other environmental and health professionals have been monitoring the water quality.  Due to the severity of »

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