Utah Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Utah Administrative Rules (R)307-401

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Approval Order and Notice of Intent (NOI): R307-401-1 to 307-401-8 and R307-401-18

Exemptions: R307-401-9 to 307-401-16

Major source construction permits: R307-403, R307-405, R307-420, and R307-421

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): R307-403

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): R307-405

Operating permits: R307-401

Major source operating permits: R307-415 and R307-417

Other state permits:

Open burning permits: R307-202-5

Oil and natural gas industry source registration: R307-505

Other permitting considerations:

Annual emissions inventory: R307-150-3 and R307-150-5 to 307-150-8

Unavoidable breakdowns: R307-101-2 and R307-107

Regulatory Agency

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Air Quality

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah has developed an air emissions permitting program that requires any source that will or might be expected to become a source of air pollution, or a modification to an existing source of air pollution, to submit an application for construction. Unless specifically exempted, sources are required to receive an approval order before construction and/or operation. In addition, major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), depending on the type and quantity of emissions and the attainment status of the site's location. See the state section NEW SOURCE REVIEW for additional information on major source construction permitting requirements.

Minor sources must operate under the terms and conditions outlined in ...

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