DAR File No. 39114
This notice was published in the March 1, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 5) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Environmental Quality, Air Quality
Emission Standards: Smoke Management
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 39114
Filed: 02/05/2015 04:12:31 PM
NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION
Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:
Subsection 19-2-104(1)(a) allows 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." Rule R307-204 protects the public health by controlling the release and impact of particulate pollution associated with prescribed and controlled fires in the State of Utah. Rule R307-204 also describes the operational procedures to follow when prescribed fires, wildland fires, or wildland fire use events take place on specific lands in Utah owned or managed by state and federal land management agencies. Rule R307-204 does not apply to agricultural activities specified in Section 19-2-114.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
Since the last five-year review one comment was submitted by EPA that identified a typographical error. That error was corrected in an amendment to the rule in 2011 (DAR No. 34559).
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
Rule R307-204 protects the public health by controlling the release and impact of particulate pollution associated with prescribed and controlled fires in the State of Utah. Under Rule R307-204, prescribed fires requiring a burn plan cannot be ignited and wildland fire use events cannot be managed before the director approves or conditionally approves the burn request. Smoke has also become the dominant public complaint, further supporting the need for this regulation. Therefore, this rule should be continued. In addition, Rule R307-204 is a component of Utah's State Implementation Plan, and it 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 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 email@example.com
Bryce Bird, Director
More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2015/b20150301.pdf. 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 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. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.