File No. 33431

This notice was published in the April 1, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Environmental Quality, Air Quality

Rule R307-203

Emission Standards: Sulfur Content of Fuels

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 33431
Filed: 03/04/2010 07:57:19 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Rule R307-203 establishes the maximum amount of sulfur that may be contained in coal and oil burned in industrial processes and residential heating, thus holding down the emissions of sulfur dioxide from these processes. Subsection 19-2-104(1)(a) authorizes the Air Quality Board to make rules "...regarding the control, abatement, and prevention of air pollution from all sources and the establishment of the maximum quantity of air contaminants that may be emitted by any air contaminant source."

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No comments have been received since the last five-year review.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

Sulfur dioxide is harmful to human health, which is the basis for EPA's listing of sulfur dioxide as a principal pollutant. Without this rule, users could burn coal or oil with higher sulfur content, thus emitting more sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere. In addition, Rule R307-203 is a component of Utah's State Implementation Plan, and cannot be deleted without EPA approval.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Environmental Quality
Air Quality
150 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3085

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Joel Karmazyn at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4423, by FAX at 801-536-4099, or by Internet E-mail at



Authorized by:

Bryce Bird, Planning Branch Manager

Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Joel Karmazyn at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4423, by FAX at 801-536-4099, or by Internet E-mail at