Utah New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits:

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Notice of Intent (NOI) and approval orders: Utah Administrative Rules (R)307-401

Nonattainment new source review (NSR): R307-403

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.345

Permitting requirements: R307-401-8, R307-403-3, and R307-403-10

Emissions offsets: R307-403-4 to 307-403-6 and R307-403-8

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): 40 CFR 52.21, 40 CFR 52.2346, and R307-405

Class I areas: R307-405-4

Visibility: R307-406

Fees: R307-414

Regulatory Agency

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 ...

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