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H.B. 285

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Chief Sponsor: Larry B. Wiley

Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill H. [ limits ] prohibits .H the Air Quality H. [ Board's authority to require ]
             9a      Board from requiring .H asbestos testing on
             10      residential properties containing four or fewer units.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          . H. [     limits ] prohibits .H the Air Quality H. [ Board's authority to require ]
             13a      Board from requiring .H asbestos testing on residential
             14      properties containing four or fewer units H. . [ ; and ]
             15      [     .    provides exceptions for which the board may require asbestos testing. ] .H
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          19-2-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 377
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 19-2-104 is amended to read:
             26           19-2-104. Powers of board.
             27          (1) The board may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah

             28      Administrative Rulemaking Act:
             29          (a) regarding the control, abatement, and prevention of air pollution from all sources
             30      and the establishment of the maximum quantity of air contaminants that may be emitted by any
             31      air contaminant source;
             32          (b) establishing air quality standards;
             33          (c) requiring persons engaged in operations which result in air pollution to:
             34          (i) install, maintain, and use emission monitoring devices, as the board finds necessary;
             35          (ii) file periodic reports containing information relating to the rate, period of emission,
             36      and composition of the air contaminant; and
             37          (iii) provide access to records relating to emissions which cause or contribute to air
             38      pollution;
             39          (d) implementing 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq. Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter
             40      II - Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response, and reviewing and approving asbestos management
             41      plans submitted by local education agencies under that act;
             42          (e) establishing a requirement for a diesel emission opacity inspection and maintenance
             43      program for diesel-powered motor vehicles;
             44          (f) implementing an operating permit program as required by and in conformity with
             45      Titles IV and V of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990;
             46          (g) establishing requirements for county emissions inspection and maintenance
             47      programs after obtaining agreement from the counties that would be affected by the
             48      requirements;
             49          (h) with the approval of the governor, implementing in air quality nonattainment areas
             50      employer-based trip reduction programs applicable to businesses having more than 100
             51      employees at a single location and applicable to federal, state, and local governments to the
             52      extent necessary to attain and maintain ambient air quality standards consistent with the state
             53      implementation plan and federal requirements under the standards set forth in Subsection (2);
             54      and
             55          (i) implementing lead-based paint remediation training, certification, and performance
             56      requirements in accordance with 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq., Toxic Substances Control Act,
             57      Subchapter IV -- Lead Exposure Reduction, Sections 402 and 406.
             58          (2) When implementing Subsection (1)(h) the board shall take into consideration:

             59          (a) the impact of the business on overall air quality; and
             60          (b) the need of the business to use automobiles in order to carry out its business
             61      purposes.
             62          (3) The board may:
             63          (a) (i) hold a hearing that is not an adjudicative proceeding relating to any aspect of or
             64      matter in the administration of this chapter and compel the attendance of witnesses and the
             65      production of documents and other evidence, administer oaths and take testimony, and receive
             66      evidence as necessary;
             67          (ii) receive a proposed dispositive action from an administrative law judge as provided
             68      by Section 19-1-301 ; and
             69          (iii) (A) approve, approve with modifications, or disapprove a proposed dispositive
             70      action; or
             71          (B) return the proposed dispositive action to the administrative law judge for further
             72      action as directed;
             73          (b) issue orders necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter, enforce the orders
             74      by appropriate administrative and judicial proceedings, and institute judicial proceedings to
             75      secure compliance with this chapter;
             76          (c) settle or compromise any civil action initiated to compel compliance with this
             77      chapter and the rules made under this chapter;
             78          (d) secure necessary scientific, technical, administrative, and operational services,
             79      including laboratory facilities, by contract or otherwise;
             80          (e) prepare and develop a comprehensive plan or plans for the prevention, abatement,
             81      and control of air pollution in this state;
             82          (f) encourage voluntary cooperation by persons and affected groups to achieve the
             83      purposes of this chapter;
             84          (g) encourage local units of government to handle air pollution within their respective
             85      jurisdictions on a cooperative basis and provide technical and consultative assistance to them;
             86          (h) encourage and conduct studies, investigations, and research relating to air
             87      contamination and air pollution and their causes, effects, prevention, abatement, and control;
             88          (i) determine by means of field studies and sampling the degree of air contamination
             89      and air pollution in all parts of the state;

             90          (j) monitor the effects of the emission of air contaminants from motor vehicles on the
             91      quality of the outdoor atmosphere in all parts of this state and take appropriate action with
             92      respect to them;
             93          (k) collect and disseminate information and conduct educational and training programs
             94      relating to air contamination and air pollution;
             95          (l) advise, consult, contract, and cooperate with other agencies of the state, local
             96      governments, industries, other states, interstate or interlocal agencies, the federal government,
             97      and with interested persons or groups;
             98          (m) consult, upon request, with any person proposing to construct, install, or otherwise
             99      acquire an air contaminant source in the state concerning the efficacy of any proposed control
             100      device, or system for this source, or the air pollution problem which may be related to the
             101      source, device, or system, but a consultation does not relieve any person from compliance with
             102      this chapter, the rules adopted under it, or any other provision of law;
             103          (n) accept, receive, and administer grants or other funds or gifts from public and
             104      private agencies, including the federal government, for the purpose of carrying out any of the
             105      functions of this chapter;
             106          (o) require the owner and operator of each new source which directly emits or has the
             107      potential to emit 100 tons per year or more of any air contaminant or the owner or operator of
             108      each existing source which by modification will increase emissions or have the potential of
             109      increasing emissions by 100 tons per year or more of any air contaminant, to pay a fee
             110      sufficient to cover the reasonable costs of:
             111          (i) reviewing and acting upon the notice required under Section 19-2-108 ; and
             112          (ii) implementing and enforcing requirements placed on the sources by any approval
             113      order issued pursuant to notice, not including any court costs associated with any enforcement
             114      action;
             115          (p) assess and collect noncompliance penalties as required in Section 120 of the federal
             116      Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 7420;
             117          (q) meet the requirements of federal air pollution laws;
             118          (r) establish work practice, certification, and clearance air sampling requirements for
             119      persons who:
             120          (i) contract for hire to conduct demolition, renovation, salvage, encapsulation work

             121      involving friable asbestos-containing materials, or asbestos inspections;
             122          (ii) conduct work described in Subsection (3)(r)(i) in areas to which the general public
             123      has unrestrained access or in school buildings that are subject to the federal Asbestos Hazard
             124      Emergency Response Act of 1986;
             125          (iii) conduct asbestos inspections in facilities subject to 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq.,
             126      Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter II - Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response; or
             127          (iv) conduct lead paint inspections in facilities subject to 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq.,
             128      Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter IV -- Lead Exposure Reduction;
             129          (s) establish certification requirements for persons required under 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et
             130      seq., Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter II - Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response, to
             131      be accredited as inspectors, management planners, abatement project designers, asbestos
             132      abatement contractors and supervisors, or asbestos abatement workers;
             133          (t) establish certification requirements for asbestos project monitors, which shall
             134      provide for experience-based certification of persons who, prior to establishment of the
             135      certification requirements, had received relevant asbestos training, as defined by rule, and had
             136      acquired at least 1,000 hours of experience as project monitors;
             137          (u) establish certification procedures and requirements for certification of the
             138      conversion of a motor vehicle to a clean-fuel vehicle, certifying the vehicle is eligible for the
             139      tax credit granted in Section 59-7-605 or 59-10-1009 ;
             140          (v) establish a program to certify private sector air quality permitting professionals
             141      (AQPP), as described in Section 19-2-109.5 ;
             142          (w) establish certification requirements for persons required under 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et
             143      seq., Toxic Control Act, Subchapter IV -- Lead Exposure Reduction, to be accredited as
             144      inspectors, risk assessors, supervisors, project designers, or abatement workers; and
             145          (x) assist the State Board of Education in adopting school bus idling reduction
             146      standards and implementing an idling reduction program in accordance with Section
             147      41-6a-1308 .
             148          (4) Any rules adopted under this chapter shall be consistent with provisions of federal
             149      laws, if any, relating to control of motor vehicles or motor vehicle emissions.
             150          (5) Nothing in this chapter authorizes the board to require installation of or payment for
             151      any monitoring equipment by the owner or operator of a source if the owner or operator has

             152      installed or is operating monitoring equipment that is equivalent to equipment which the board
             153      would require under this section.
             154          (6) H. [ Rules made in accordance with this section ] The board .H may not require testing
             154a      for asbestos H. [ and ] or .H
             155      related materials on a residential property with four or fewer units H. . [ , unless:
             156          (a) the testing is related to the proposed demolition of a residential property; or
             157          (b) the testing is of:
             158          (i) a sprayed acoustical ceiling;
             159          H. [(ii) asbestos-taped ducts and furnaces;
             160          (iii) transite siding and roofing material; or
             161          (iv) vinyl asbestos floor tile.]
             161a          (ii) thermal-system insulation or tape, on a duct or furnace;
             161b          (iii) roof felt;
             161c          (iv) resilient flooring material, including sheet vinyl, vinyl floor tile, linoleum, or the
             161d          underlayment and adhesive of resilient flooring material;
             161e          (v) transite siding or roofing material;
             161f          (vi) transite pipe; or
             161g          (vii) a transite counter top. .H
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