Special Notice

This notice was published in the February 15, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 4) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Special Notice: Sulfur Dioxide Milestone Report

Utah's State Implementation Plan for Regional Haze (the Plan) adopted by the Air Quality Board on April 6, 2011, requires that Utah cooperate with New Mexico, Wyoming, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County in producing an annual report to determine if the average emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from large industrial sources for the most current three-year period are less than the emissions milestone set in the Plan. The average emissions inventory for 2014 - 2016 is calculated by totaling all emissions from participating entities for each year, then averaging the three years of data. This number is then compared to the 2016 milestone set in the Plan. The draft report for calendar year 2016 is now available for public comment at https://deq.utah.gov/NewsNotices/notices/air/Pubrule.htm.

The report shows that adjusted total emissions of SO2 in 2016 from large sources in the participating entities--Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County--were 98,035 tons; that the average SO2 emissions for 2014 - 2016 were 90,951 tons; and that the SO2 milestone for 2016 is 155,940 tons. The report demonstrates that emissions from the participating entities are less than the milestone and have met the requirements of the Plan for 2016. Therefore, implementation of the SO2 backstop trading program identified in the Plan is not triggered.

The Utah Division of Air Quality will hold a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on February 28, 2018, in the Four Corners Conference Room, Room No. 4100, at 195 North 1950 West in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals with special needs (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) should contact the Office of Human Resources, at 801-536-4412 (TDD 536-4414).

The comment period closes at 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2018. Comments postmarked on or before that date will be accepted. Comments may be submitted by electronic mail to jbaker@utah.gov or may be mailed to:

ATTN: SO2 Milestone Report
Bryce Bird, Director
Utah Division of Air Quality
PO Box 144820
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4820

Additional Information

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/2018/b20180215.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 this notice, please contact Thomas Gunter, by phone at 801-536-4419, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at thomasgunter@utah.gov