DAR File No. 42650

This notice was published in the April 1, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Environmental Quality, Air Quality

Rule R307-250

Western Backstop Sulfur Dioxide Trading Program

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 42650
Filed: 03/08/2018 11:15:30 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:

Subsection 19-2-104(1)(a) authorizes 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." Subsection 19-2-104(3)(e) states that the board may "prepare and develop a comprehensive plan or plans for the prevention, abatement, and control of air pollution in this state". Rule R307-250 is required to implement the provisions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP), Section XX, the Regional Haze Plan (Plan). The Plan is required under 40 CFR Part 51, Subpart P, Protection of Visibility. The Plan requires a backstop trading program for emissions of sulfur dioxide from large sources, and Rule R307-250 sets forth the requirements sources will have to meet if the program is ever triggered.

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 or in support of 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:

Rule R307-250 is required to implement the provisions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP), Section XX, the Regional Haze Plan, required under 40 CFR Part 51, Subpart P. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

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:

  • Thomas Gunter at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4419, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Effective:

03/08/2018

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/2018/b20180401.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 Thomas Gunter at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4419, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.