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 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 a Notice of Intent (NOI) and receive an approval order, unless specifically exempted. See the state section AIR EMISSIONS PERMITS for more information on construction permits in Utah.
Utah currently has several counties that are in nonattainment of one or more of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Therefore, new major sources or major modifications to existing major sources must comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), depending on the attainment status of the area where the source is located and the type and quantity of air pollutants emitted. Utah administers state implementation plan (SIP)-approved programs, which means the provisions of federal nonattainment NSR, PSD, and any amendments are not effective in Utah until a SIP ...