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H.B. 189 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Larry B. Wiley

Senate Sponsor: Gene Davis

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Air Quality Board's authority to require asbestos testing and
             10      impose work practice, certification, and clearance air sampling requirements for
             11      persons who conduct certain types of work.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    allows the Air Quality Board to impose work practice, certification, and clearance
             15      air sampling requirements for persons who contract for hire for certain tasks if:
             16              .    the contract site is not a residential property with four or fewer units; or
             17              .    a tested sample from the contract site contains greater than 1% of asbestos;
             18          .    prohibits the Air Quality Board from requiring asbestos testing on a residential
             19      property with four or fewer units unless the property was constructed before January
             20      1, 1981, or certain conditions are present; and
             21          .    makes technical changes.
             22      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      AMENDS:
             28          19-2-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 174

             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 19-2-104 is amended to read:
             32           19-2-104. Powers of board.
             33          (1) The board may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             34      Administrative Rulemaking Act:
             35          (a) regarding the control, abatement, and prevention of air pollution from all sources
             36      and the establishment of the maximum quantity of air contaminants that may be emitted by any
             37      air contaminant source;
             38          (b) establishing air quality standards;
             39          (c) requiring persons engaged in operations which result in air pollution to:
             40          (i) install, maintain, and use emission monitoring devices, as the board finds necessary;
             41          (ii) file periodic reports containing information relating to the rate, period of emission,
             42      and composition of the air contaminant; and
             43          (iii) provide access to records relating to emissions which cause or contribute to air
             44      pollution;
             45          (d) (i) implementing [15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq. Toxic Substances Control Act,
             46      Subchapter II - Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response, and reviewing and approving]:
             47          (A) Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter II, Asbestos Hazard Emergency
             48      Response, 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.;
             49          (B) 40 C.F.R. Part 763, Asbestos; and
             50          (C) 40 C.F.R. Part 61, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants,
             51      Subpart M, National Emission Standard for Asbestos; and
             52          (ii) reviewing and approving asbestos management plans submitted by local education
             53      agencies under [that act] the Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter II, Asbestos Hazard
             54      Emergency Response, 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.;
             55          (e) establishing a requirement for a diesel emission opacity inspection and maintenance
             56      program for diesel-powered motor vehicles;
             57          (f) implementing an operating permit program as required by and in conformity with

             58      Titles IV and V of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990;
             59          (g) establishing requirements for county emissions inspection and maintenance
             60      programs after obtaining agreement from the counties that would be affected by the
             61      requirements;
             62          (h) with the approval of the governor, implementing in air quality nonattainment areas
             63      employer-based trip reduction programs applicable to businesses having more than 100
             64      employees at a single location and applicable to federal, state, and local governments to the
             65      extent necessary to attain and maintain ambient air quality standards consistent with the state
             66      implementation plan and federal requirements under the standards set forth in Subsection (2);
             67      and
             68          (i) implementing lead-based paint remediation training, certification, and performance
             69      requirements in accordance with 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq., Toxic Substances Control Act,
             70      Subchapter IV -- Lead Exposure Reduction, Sections 402 and 406.
             71          (2) When implementing Subsection (1)(h) the board shall take into consideration:
             72          (a) the impact of the business on overall air quality; and
             73          (b) the need of the business to use automobiles in order to carry out its business
             74      purposes.
             75          (3) The board may:
             76          (a) (i) hold a hearing that is not an adjudicative proceeding relating to any aspect of or
             77      matter in the administration of this chapter and compel the attendance of witnesses and the
             78      production of documents and other evidence, administer oaths and take testimony, and receive
             79      evidence as necessary;
             80          (ii) receive a proposed dispositive action from an administrative law judge as provided
             81      by Section 19-1-301 ; and
             82          (iii) (A) approve, approve with modifications, or disapprove a proposed dispositive
             83      action; or
             84          (B) return the proposed dispositive action to the administrative law judge for further
             85      action as directed;

             86          (b) issue orders necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter, enforce the orders
             87      by appropriate administrative and judicial proceedings, and institute judicial proceedings to
             88      secure compliance with this chapter;
             89          (c) settle or compromise any civil action initiated to compel compliance with this
             90      chapter and the rules made under this chapter;
             91          (d) secure necessary scientific, technical, administrative, and operational services,
             92      including laboratory facilities, by contract or otherwise;
             93          (e) prepare and develop a comprehensive plan or plans for the prevention, abatement,
             94      and control of air pollution in this state;
             95          (f) encourage voluntary cooperation by persons and affected groups to achieve the
             96      purposes of this chapter;
             97          (g) encourage local units of government to handle air pollution within their respective
             98      jurisdictions on a cooperative basis and provide technical and consultative assistance to them;
             99          (h) encourage and conduct studies, investigations, and research relating to air
             100      contamination and air pollution and their causes, effects, prevention, abatement, and control;
             101          (i) determine by means of field studies and sampling the degree of air contamination
             102      and air pollution in all parts of the state;
             103          (j) monitor the effects of the emission of air contaminants from motor vehicles on the
             104      quality of the outdoor atmosphere in all parts of this state and take appropriate action with
             105      respect to them;
             106          (k) collect and disseminate information and conduct educational and training programs
             107      relating to air contamination and air pollution;
             108          (l) advise, consult, contract, and cooperate with other agencies of the state, local
             109      governments, industries, other states, interstate or interlocal agencies, the federal government,
             110      and with interested persons or groups;
             111          (m) consult, upon request, with any person proposing to construct, install, or otherwise
             112      acquire an air contaminant source in the state concerning the efficacy of any proposed control
             113      device, or system for this source, or the air pollution problem which may be related to the

             114      source, device, or system, but a consultation does not relieve any person from compliance with
             115      this chapter, the rules adopted under it, or any other provision of law;
             116          (n) accept, receive, and administer grants or other funds or gifts from public and
             117      private agencies, including the federal government, for the purpose of carrying out any of the
             118      functions of this chapter;
             119          (o) require the owner and operator of each new source which directly emits or has the
             120      potential to emit 100 tons per year or more of any air contaminant or the owner or operator of
             121      each existing source which by modification will increase emissions or have the potential of
             122      increasing emissions by 100 tons per year or more of any air contaminant, to pay a fee
             123      sufficient to cover the reasonable costs of:
             124          (i) reviewing and acting upon the notice required under Section 19-2-108 ; and
             125          (ii) implementing and enforcing requirements placed on the sources by any approval
             126      order issued pursuant to notice, not including any court costs associated with any enforcement
             127      action;
             128          (p) assess and collect noncompliance penalties as required in Section 120 of the federal
             129      Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 7420;
             130          (q) meet the requirements of federal air pollution laws;
             131          (r) by rule, establish work practice, certification, and clearance air sampling
             132      requirements for persons who:
             133          (i) contract for hire to conduct demolition, renovation, salvage, encapsulation work
             134      involving friable asbestos-containing materials, or asbestos inspections[;] if:
             135          (A) the contract work is done on a site other than a residential property with four or
             136      fewer units; or
             137          (B) the contract work is done on a residential property with four or fewer units where a
             138      tested sample contained greater than 1% of asbestos;
             139          (ii) conduct work described in Subsection (3)(r)(i) in areas to which the general public
             140      has unrestrained access or in school buildings that are subject to the federal Asbestos Hazard
             141      Emergency Response Act of 1986;

             142          (iii) conduct asbestos inspections in facilities subject to 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq.,
             143      Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter II - Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response; or
             144          (iv) conduct lead paint inspections in facilities subject to 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq.,
             145      Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter IV -- Lead Exposure Reduction;
             146          (s) establish certification requirements for persons required under 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et
             147      seq., Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter II - Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response, to
             148      be accredited as inspectors, management planners, abatement project designers, asbestos
             149      abatement contractors and supervisors, or asbestos abatement workers;
             150          (t) establish certification requirements for asbestos project monitors, which shall
             151      provide for experience-based certification of persons who, prior to establishment of the
             152      certification requirements, had received relevant asbestos training, as defined by rule, and had
             153      acquired at least 1,000 hours of experience as project monitors;
             154          (u) establish certification procedures and requirements for certification of the
             155      conversion of a motor vehicle to a clean-fuel vehicle, certifying the vehicle is eligible for the
             156      tax credit granted in Section 59-7-605 or 59-10-1009 ;
             157          (v) establish a program to certify private sector air quality permitting professionals
             158      (AQPP), as described in Section 19-2-109.5 ;
             159          (w) establish certification requirements for persons required under 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et
             160      seq., Toxic Control Act, Subchapter IV -- Lead Exposure Reduction, to be accredited as
             161      inspectors, risk assessors, supervisors, project designers, or abatement workers; and
             162          (x) assist the State Board of Education in adopting school bus idling reduction
             163      standards and implementing an idling reduction program in accordance with Section
             164      41-6a-1308 .
             165          (4) Any rules adopted under this chapter shall be consistent with provisions of federal
             166      laws, if any, relating to control of motor vehicles or motor vehicle emissions.
             167          (5) Nothing in this chapter authorizes the board to require installation of or payment for
             168      any monitoring equipment by the owner or operator of a source if the owner or operator has
             169      installed or is operating monitoring equipment that is equivalent to equipment which the board

             170      would require under this section.
             171          (6) (a) The board may not require testing for asbestos or related materials on a
             172      residential property with four or fewer units[.], unless:
             173          (i) the property's construction was completed before January 1, 1981; or
             174          (ii) the testing is for:
             175          (A) a sprayed acoustical ceiling;
             176          (B) transite siding;
             177          (C) vinyl floor tile;
             178          (D) thermal-system insulation or tape on a duct or furnace; or
             179          (E) vermiculite type insulation materials.
             180          (b) A residential property with four or fewer units is subject to an abatement rule made
             181      under Subsection (1) or (3)(r) if:
             182          (i) a sample from the property is tested for asbestos; and
             183          (ii) the sample contains asbestos measuring greater than 1%.

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