Utah Administrative Code
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R307. Environmental Quality, Air Quality.
Rule R307-105. General Requirements: Emergency Controls.
As in effect on October 1, 2019
Table of Contents
- R307-105-1. Air Pollution Emergency Episodes.
- R307-105-2. Emergency Actions.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Notice of Continuation
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
(1) Determination of an episode and its extent or stage shall be made by the director taking into consideration the levels of pollutant concentrations contained at 40 CFR Section 51.151 and 40 CFR Section 51, Appendix L, and summarized in the table below:
TABLE AIR POLLUTION EPISODE CRITERIA (values in micrograms/cubic meter unless stated otherwise) NEVER TO BE POLLUTANT ALERT WARNING EMERGENCY EXCEEDED SULFUR DIOXIDE 800 1,600 2,100 2,620 24-hour average (0.3 ppm) (0.6 ppm) (0.8 ppm) (1.0 ppm) PM10 350 420 500 600 24-hour average CARBON MONOXIDE 8-hour average 17,000 34,000 46,000 57,500 (15 ppm) (30 ppm) (40 ppm) (50 ppm) 4-hour average 86,300 (75 ppm) 1-hour average 144,000 (125 ppm) OZONE 1-hour average 400 800 1,000 (0.2 ppm) (0.4 ppm) (0.5 ppm) 2-hour average 1,200 (0.6 ppm) NITROGEN DIOXIDE 1130 2,260 3,000 3,750 1-hour average (0.6 ppm) (1.2 ppm) (1.6 ppm) (2.0 ppm) NITROGEN DIOXIDE 282 565 750 938 24-hour average (0.15 ppm) (0.3 ppm) (0.4 ppm) (0.5 ppm)
An air pollution alert, air pollution warning, or air pollution emergency will be declared when any one of the above pollutants reaches the specified levels at any monitoring site.
In addition to the levels listed for the above pollutants, meteorological conditions are such that pollutant concentrations can be expected to remain at the above levels for twelve (12) or more hours or increase, or in the case of ozone, the situation is likely to reoccur within the next 24-hours unless control actions are taken.
ALERT The Alert level is that concentration at which first stage control action is to begin.
WARNING The warning level indicates that air quality is continuing to degrade and that additional control actions are necessary.
EMERGENCY The emergency level indicates that air quality is continuing to degrade toward a level of significant harm to the health of persons and that the most stringent control actions are necessary.
(2) The director shall also take into consideration, to determine an episode and its extent, rate of change of concentration, meteorological forecasts, and the geographical area of the episode, including a consideration of point and area sources of emission, where applicable.
(1) If an episode is determined to exist, the Executive Director, with concurrence of the Governor shall:
(a) Make public announcements pertaining to the existence, extent and area of the episode.
(b) Require corrective measures as necessary to prevent a further deterioration of air quality.
(2) Episode termination shall be announced by the Executive Director, with concurrence of the Governor, once monitored pollutant concentration data and meteorological forecasts determine the crisis is over.
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September 15, 1998
May 15, 2017
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R307, please contact the promulgating agency (Environmental Quality, Air Quality). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.