File No. 36739
This rule was published in the October 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Environmental Quality, Air Quality
Emissions Standards: Industrial Baking Ovens
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 36739
Filed: 09/06/2012 05:52:29 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
In 2006, EPA tightened the 24-hour PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard from 65 to 35 micrograms per cubic meter. Currently, seven Utah counties have been found by EPA to not meet this standard. Industrial baking ovens emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are precursors to the formation of PM2.5. This rule for the PM2.5 state implementation plan will lower VOCs that are emitted from industrial baking ovens by requiring them to implement control measures.
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule requires owners and operators of industrial baking ovens that process yeast leavened products, have a combined rated heat input capacity equal to or greater than three million BTU per hour, and that have 25 tons per year of VOC emissions to use a control system that reduces VOC emissions by 90% or more. Owners and operators are also required to maintain records for a minimum of two years that the control system is being operated and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer recommendations and is meeting the continuous emission reduction of 90%. The estimated cost on sources to comply with this rule varies with EPA estimating the cost to be $2,740 per ton of VOCs removed while industry reporting the cost would be somewhere around $9,735 per ton of VOCs removed. That is why during the public comment period, the division is asking for cost information from industry. The Division of Air Quality staff will evaluate cost information received during the comment period and make a recommendation to the Board.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 19-2-104
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There may be a slight increase in administrative costs to enforce this rule; however, costs will be minimal and will not result in increased costs to the state budget.
Because this rule does not introduce any requirements on local governments, there are no anticipated costs or savings to local government.
The sources in Utah that this rule applies to are businesses that employ more than 50 persons. Therefore, there are no anticipated costs or savings to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
This rule applies to businesses that operate industrial industrial baking ovens. Therefore, there are no anticipated costs or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
Between $2,740 and $9,735 per ton of VOC removed.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
Businesses that this rule applies to will be required to implement a control system to reduce VOC emissions by 90%. This is estimated to cost between $2,740 and $9,735 per ton of VOC removed.
Amanda Smith, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Environmental Quality
Air QualityRoom Fourth Floor
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3085
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Mark Berger at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4000, by FAX at 801-536-0085, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
Interested persons may attend a public hearing regarding this rule:
- 10/17/2012 02:00 PM, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, 195 N 1950 W, Room No. 1015, SLC, UT
- 10/16/2012 11:00 AM, Mountainland Association of Governments, 586 E 800 N, Orem, UT
- 10/15/2012 11:00 AM, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1301 N 600 W, Rooms 171 D and E, Logan, UT
- 10/17/2012 06:00 PM, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, 195 N 1950 W, Room No. 1015, SLC, UT
This rule may become effective on:
Bryce Bird, Director
R307. Environmental Quality, Air Quality.
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Mark Berger at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4000, by FAX at 801-536-0085, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com.