Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Air Quality
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Major sources subject to the Title V program must comply with Utah's Title V operating permit program, which follows the federal program but is more stringent than the federal program in some instances, such as its handling of fugitive emissions. The EPA granted full approval to Utah's operating permit program effective July 10, 1995. EPA has also approved a Title V permitting threshold for greenhouse gas emissions that is consistent with the federal requirements. See the national section TITLE V for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Air Quality administers and enforces the operating permit program in Utah.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
Although issued by the New Source Review section of DEQ's Division of Air Quality, Approval Orders may include limits on both construction and operation activities. Approval orders must be applied for and ...