DAR File No. 41643

This notice was published in the June 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 11) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Environmental Quality, Air Quality

Rule R307-424

Permits: Mercury Requirements for Electric Generating Units

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 41643
Filed: 05/15/2017 09:58:10 AM

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:

This rule was enacted under Section 19-2-104. Section 19-2-104 authorizes the Air Quality Board to promulgate rules "regarding the control, abatement, and prevention of air pollution from all sources and the establishment of the maximum quantity of air pollutants that may be emitted by an air pollutant source." Rule R307-424 controls mercury emissions from coal-fired electric generating units. It also establishes maximum allowable quantities of mercury that may be emitted by a source. Each of these regulatory actions (controlling emissions and setting emission standards) are allowed under Section 19-2-104.

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

There were no comments in opposition to this rule 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:

This rule should be continued because it sets mercury emission limits for coal-fired power plants. It also implements federal emission standards found in 40 CFR 61.24 and is required by Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office 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:

  • Ryan Stephens at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4419, by FAX at 801-536-0085, or by Internet E-mail at rstephens@utah.gov

Effective:

05/15/2017

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/2017/b20170601.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 Ryan Stephens at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4419, by FAX at 801-536-0085, or by Internet E-mail at rstephens@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.