DAR File No. 39121

This notice was published in the March 1, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 5) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Environmental Quality, Air Quality

Rule R307-309

Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas for PM10 and PM2.5: Fugitive Emissions and Fugitive Dust

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 39121
Filed: 02/05/2015 04:44:09 PM


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

Rule R307-309 regulates the amount of dust and fugitive emissions that are allowed to leave the site of any source of air pollution. These regulations are part of the state implementation plan to control particulate matter in geographic areas where levels of pollution have exceeded federal health standards in the past; the plan is incorporated by reference under Section R307-110-10. The plan is required under the Clean Air Act, 42 USC 7410. Subsection 19-2-104(1) authorizes the Air Quality Board to make rules "(a) regarding the control, abatement, and prevention of air pollution from all sources and the establishment of the maximum quantity of air contamination that may be emitted by any air contaminant source"; and "b) establishing air quality standards." Subsection 19-2-104(3)(q) authorizes the Board to make rules to "meet the requirements of federal air pollution laws."

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

The rule was amended once since the last five-year review (DAR No. 36483). During that public comment period several comments were submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other interested stakeholders. Comments submitted were suggestions to improve the proposed amendments and to make the rule approvable by EPA. No comments opposing the rule have been submitted.

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

Rule R307-309 protects the public health by reducing emissions from industries, gravel pits, constructions sites, haul trucks, mines, and tailings ponds. In addition, Rule R307-309 is required under the State Implementation Plan (SIP) incorporated by reference under Section R307-110-10. Because the rule is part of the SIP, it cannot be deleted without EPA approval. Therefore, the rule should be continued.

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 mberger@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Bryce Bird, Director

Additional Information

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 mberger@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.