Utah Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Environmental Quality Code, Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 19-1-101 to 19-1-108

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Air Conservation Act, UCA 19-2-101 to 19-2-124

Radiation Control Act, UCA 19-3-103.5

Water Quality Act, UCA 19-5-104 to 19-5-106

Clean air tax credit: Utah Administrative Rules (R) 307-121

Stormwater: R317-8-4

Oil and gas operations: R649-3-33

Regulatory Agencies

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Utah Office of the Attorney General Environment Division Air Quality Board

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. DEQ's P2 program is strictly voluntary and assists businesses with P2 efforts. However, P2 is a top priority in Utah. For example, the state's Air Conservation Act provides for "a coordinated statewide program of air P2, abatement, and control." The Act requires that any application for certification of a pollution control facility contain, among other things, a statement on how P2 will be addressed at the facility.

The state also participates in some federal P2 programs such as Energy Star. See the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION for more information about Energy Star and other federal programs.

In addition, Utah's Water Quality Act authorizes the DEQ to collect and disseminate information relating to the prevention, control, and abatement of water pollution. Other state laws, such as the state's municipal land use development statute, require a general plan that provides for the prevention and control of pollution of streams, watersheds, wetlands, and other waters of the state.

The state also has specific P2 requirements for stormwater discharge permits, oil and gas ...

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