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Coal-fired power plants are continuing to face retirements due to the combination of low natural gas prices and flat electricity sales. The retirements come in spite of the Trump Administration's efforts to ease the regulatory burden on the coal »
On January 19, 2018, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) proposed to amend regulations codified in Title 26, Subtitle 11, Chapter 17 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 26.11.17). MDE is proposing to allow interprecursor trading »
Trinity Consultants announces that it recently opened offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Milwaukee, Wisconsin under the leadership of Mike Burr and Steve Tasch, respectively. These two offices are the latest additions to Trinity's more than 50 offices »
IntroductionIn September 2015, the International Organization for Standardization published an updated version of the ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) standard. The revised standard (ISO 14001:2015) requires that current certificate »
Are you one of the many organizations that made early investments in the EHS management information system (EMIS) marketplace? Is your EMIS deployment starting to feel outdated, underutilized, or simply out of touch with your organization's »
Trinity's Environmental Quarterly (EQ) magazine covers environmental regulatory developments as well as topics related to corporate environmental performance.
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These papers, presentations, and articles were authored by the staff of Trinity Consultants for presentation at various conferences.
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Since its founding in 1974, Trinity has expanded its geographic footprint and breadth of services. We attribute our continued growth to a focus on cornerstone values of top-notch technical performance and excellence in client service.
The Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) has proposed revisions to a number of Area Source Rules to achieve Best Available Control Measures (BACM)/Best Available Control Technology (BACT) in the development of a control plan for the PM2.5 Serious »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
On June 10, 2016 the Utah Department of Water Quality (UDWQ) released the Draft 2016 Integrated Report (IR) for a 60 day public comment period. As part of the 2016 IR, UDWQ adopted a new framework for implementing the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section »
On June 1, 2016 Utah Department of Air Quality (UDAQ) provided an update on the Ozone status for the Unita Basin. After conducting a multi-winter study researchers have concluded that formaldehyde and other aldehydes are the major chemical »
Utah Department of Water Quality plans to release a final draft of the 2016 Integrated Report regarding reclassification of waters of the state mid-May 2016. In preparing this updated report priority was given to impaired waters and pollutants »
The 2016 Utah Legislative Session finalized on March 10, 2016. This year two bills addressing air quality were passed which may affect sources in Utah.Senate Bill (SB) 186 – Air Quality IncentivesThis bill authorizes the use of funds from the »
On February 24, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amended the Indian Country Minor New Source Review (NSR) rule to extend the minor source permitting deadline for true minor sources in the oil and gas sector. The revised deadline »
Trinity has been tracking Healthy Environment Alliance (HEAL) Utah, Western Resource Advocates, and the Physicians for a Healthy Environment pursuit of a rulemaking petition with the Utah Air Quality Board (AQB), which was originally introduced to »
On August 25, 2015, the EPA proposed conditional approval of sections of Utah's PM2.5 State Implementation Plan (SIP). As a condition for approving the SIP, the EPA is requiring the State to amend R307-328-4 (Gasoline Transfer and Storage - Loading »
The Utah Waste Management and Radiation Control Board recently approved the Division of Waste Management and Radiation to proceed with issuing for public comment the modification of Utah's Hazardous Waste Rules in its January 14, 2016 board »
The 2016 Utah's Legislative General Session begins on January 25, 2016 and will last through March 10, 2016. There are already a few environmental bills in front of the legislature this year that stakeholders should be aware of, which include the »
In both the October and December Air Quality Board (AQB) Meetings, Healthy Environment Alliance (HEAL) Utah, Western Resource Advocates, and the Physicians for a Healthy Environment requested consideration of four (4) new air quality rules. In »
On August 3, 2015, USEPA finalized historic rulemaking, the Clean Power Plan (CPP). Although the key objective of the CPP is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32% from existing power plants by 2030 versus 2005 baseline levels, it will likely »
Salt Lake, Provo, and Logan non-attainment areas have been a been a source of continued discussion since January 2013 when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals instituted the "Deadlines Rule" which required Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) to »
In the October Air Quality Board (AQB) meeting, the Utah Department of Air Quality (UDAQ) proposed a fee of $74.37 per ton of emissions released into the atmosphere for fiscal year 2017. This represents a $4.76 increase or an increase of 6.84%. The »
In the October Air Quality Board (AQB) Meeting, Healthy Environment Alliance (HEAL) Utah, Western Resource Advocates, and the Physicians for a Healthy Environment requested consideration of four (4) new air quality rules. Their petition was »
In the October Air Quality Board (AQB) meeting a motion for the board to propose for public comment to Repeal Existing SIP Subsection IX. Part H. 1, 2, 3, and 4 and Reenact with SIP Subsection IX. Part H. 1, 2, 3, and 4 was approved unanimously by »
In the Air Quality Board (AQB) meeting on September 2, 2015, Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) proposed to the board to repeal its existing PM10 State Implementation Plan (SIP) Section IX.A.10 and replace it with proposed SIP Subsection IX.A.10: »
The Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) has amended its Regional Haze (RH) State Implementation Plan (SIP) (Section XX.D.6 and Section IX.H.21 and 22), which is currently in public comment until May 1, 2015. Utah's 2003 RH SIP included SO2 emission »
In accordance with Section 111 of the Federal Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) promulgates standards for groups of stationary sources that have been identified as significant contributors to air pollution, referred to as »
The 2015 Utah’s Legislative General Session ended with 528 bills passed through congress. House Bill (HB) 0226 Air Quality Revisions, sponsored by Representative Rebecca Edwards addresses air quality rulemaking which could be significant to Utah »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released its long anticipated ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) proposal on November 25, 2014. The standard has been proposed as an 8-hour standard within the range of 65 and 70 »
When the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) was developing the PM2.5 State Implementation Plan (SIP), it was not able to include banked PM2.5 or PM2.5 precursor Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) in the attainment demonstration. Therefore, under »
On December 3, 2014, the Air Quality Board (AQB) adopted PM2.5 State Implementation Plan (SIP) Sections IX.H.11, 12, and 13 for control measures for Area and Point Sources, Emissions Limits and Operating Practices, and the replaced SIP Sections »
The Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) recommended to the Air Quality Board (AQB) a proposed fee of $69.61 per ton for the operating permit program for fiscal year 2016. Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAA) requires the State of »
The Utah Division of Air Quality's (UDAQ) General Approval Order (GAO) for crude oil and natural gas well sites was issued in June 2014. Recently, UDAQ discovered a limitation in rule R307-401-19 making the GAO unnecessarily restrictive. The »
In the Air Quality Board (AQB) meeting on October 1, 2014, Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) proposed for public comment to repeal and replace State Implementation Plan (SIP) subsection IX,A.21, 22, and 23. These sections 21, 22, and 23 address »
In 2008, USEPA promulgated the current 8-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone of 75 ppb, which is based on the annual fourth-highest daily maximum averaged over three years. In 2010, USEPA proposed lowering the Ozone NAAQS »
In the September 3, 2014 Air Quality Board (AQB) Meeting, the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) presented the revised Salt Lake City, UT Nonattainment Area State Implementation Plan (SIP) in Section IX. Part A.21. UDAQ is on schedule to also »
Currently Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) charges a fee to each Title V source a dollar per ton for each ton of emissions up to 4,000 tons per each pollutant. The restructured fee would allow for variable fees to be charged for different »
Currently, UDAQ charges the same fee for each pollutant (fee for FY2015 is $59.06 per ton), and there is a cap on the amount they can charge for each pollutant of 4,000 tons. UDAQ is proposing to amend the Operating Permit fee requirements in the »
In the June 2, 2014 Utah Air Quality Board (AQB) meeting, four (4) draft rules were proposed for Oil and Gas Operators. The State of Utah entered into the U.S. Evironmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) Ozone Advance Program in 2012. As part of »
On March 27, 2104 UDAQ posted the results of the 2012 Regional SO2 Emissions and Milestone Report. Under Section 309 of the Federal Regional Haze Rule, western states and tribes within those states have the option of submitting plans to reduce »
On April 16, 2014, Utah Department of Air Quality (UDAQ) hosted the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) to present a 3-state Air Quality Pilot Study/Data Warehouse, and Western Regional Modeling Framework. In this seminar WRAP and UDAQ »
For several years, the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) has been working to develop State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to address nonattainment of the 24-hour NAAQS for PM2.5 in both the Salt Lake City, Utah and the Provo, Utah PM2.5 nonattainment »
The Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) has received permission from the board to develop a General Approval Order (GAO) for the oil and gas industry. The draft GAO is located here. Overall, the timeline associated with obtaining authorization »
On May 15, 2013, WildEarth Guardians filed a Clean Air Act citizen suit in the United States District Court in Colorado alleging that Idaho and Utah have failed to the submit the state implementation plans (SIPs) necessary to assure compliance »
On May 9, 2013, USEPA released a proposed rule approving changes to Utah’s rule R307-107, which pertains to source emissions during breakdowns. In April 2011, USEPA published a final rulemaking that explained the Utah SIP was inadequate to attain »
The EPA issued a partial disapproval of the Utah State Implementation Plant (SIP) for regional haze and said that Utah should make sure that further measures are not needed to guarantee coal-fired power plants do not contribute to regional haze in »
US Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, approved a major natural gas drilling project in Utah on May 8, 2012. As part of the project, Texas based Anadarko Petroleum Corp will be allowed to develop up to 3,675 new gas wells over the next decade in »
The Utah Department of Air Quality is currently in the process of developing a PM2.5 SIP which is expected to become approved by late 2012 and will likely affect how emission offsets are handled for areas of PM2.5 non-attainment. Currently, the »