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H.B. 154 Enrolled

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WOOD BURNING AMENDMENTS

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Patrice M. Arent

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

             6      Cosponsors:
             7      Jim NielsonEdward H. Redd              8     
             9      LONG TITLE
             10      General Description:
             11          This bill deals with wood burning and air quality.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    requires the Division of Air Quality to create a:
             15              .    public awareness campaign about the effects of wood burning on air quality; and
             16              .    program to convert a dwelling in which the sole source of heat is a wood
             17      burning stove to a natural gas or other clean fuel heating source, as funding
             18      allows;
             19          .    authorizes the Division of Air Quality to pursue private and federal sources of
             20      funding, in addition to any funds appropriated by the Legislature, to implement the
             21      wood burning conversion program; and
             22          .    makes technical changes.
             23      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          This bill appropriates:
             25          .    to the Department of Environmental Quality _ Division of Air Quality as a one-time
             26      appropriation:
             27              .    from the General Fund, one-time, $750,000.
             28      Other Special Clauses:


             29          None
             30      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             31      AMENDS:
             32           19-2-104 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 43 and 360
             33           19-2-107 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 360
             34      ENACTS:
             35           19-2-107.5 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             36     
             37      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             38          Section 1. Section 19-2-104 is amended to read:
             39           19-2-104. Powers of board.
             40          (1) The board may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             41      Administrative Rulemaking Act:
             42          (a) regarding the control, abatement, and prevention of air pollution from all sources
             43      and the establishment of the maximum quantity of air contaminants that may be emitted by any
             44      air contaminant source;
             45          (b) establishing air quality standards;
             46          (c) requiring persons engaged in operations which result in air pollution to:
             47          (i) install, maintain, and use emission monitoring devices, as the board finds necessary;
             48          (ii) file periodic reports containing information relating to the rate, period of emission,
             49      and composition of the air contaminant; and
             50          (iii) provide access to records relating to emissions which cause or contribute to air
             51      pollution;
             52          (d) (i) implementing:
             53          (A) Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter II, Asbestos Hazard Emergency
             54      Response, 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.;
             55          (B) 40 C.F.R. Part 763, Asbestos; and
             56          (C) 40 C.F.R. Part 61, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants,


             57      Subpart M, National Emission Standard for Asbestos; and
             58          (ii) reviewing and approving asbestos management plans submitted by local education
             59      agencies under the Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter II, Asbestos Hazard Emergency
             60      Response, 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.;
             61          (e) establishing a requirement for a diesel emission opacity inspection and maintenance
             62      program for diesel-powered motor vehicles;
             63          (f) implementing an operating permit program as required by and in conformity with
             64      Titles IV and V of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990;
             65          (g) establishing requirements for county emissions inspection and maintenance
             66      programs after obtaining agreement from the counties that would be affected by the
             67      requirements;
             68          (h) with the approval of the governor, implementing in air quality nonattainment areas
             69      employer-based trip reduction programs applicable to businesses having more than 100
             70      employees at a single location and applicable to federal, state, and local governments to the
             71      extent necessary to attain and maintain ambient air quality standards consistent with the state
             72      implementation plan and federal requirements under the standards set forth in Subsection (2);
             73      [and]
             74          (i) implementing lead-based paint remediation training, certification, and performance
             75      requirements in accordance with 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq., Toxic Substances Control Act,
             76      Subchapter IV -- Lead Exposure Reduction, Sections 402 and 406[.]; and
             77          (j) to implement the requirements of Section 19-2-107.5 .
             78          (2) When implementing Subsection (1)(h) the board shall take into consideration:
             79          (a) the impact of the business on overall air quality; and
             80          (b) the need of the business to use automobiles in order to carry out its business
             81      purposes.
             82          (3) (a) The board may:
             83          (i) hold a hearing that is not an adjudicative proceeding relating to any aspect of, or
             84      matter in, the administration of this chapter;


             85          (ii) order the director to:
             86          (A) issue orders necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter;
             87          (B) enforce the orders by appropriate administrative and judicial proceedings; or
             88          (C) institute judicial proceedings to secure compliance with this chapter; or
             89          (iii) advise, consult, contract, and cooperate with other agencies of the state, local
             90      governments, industries, other states, interstate or interlocal agencies, the federal government,
             91      or interested persons or groups.
             92          (b) The board shall:
             93          (i) to ensure compliance with applicable statutes and regulations:
             94          (A) review a settlement negotiated by the director in accordance with Subsection
             95      19-2-107 (2)(b)(viii) that requires a civil penalty of $25,000 or more; and
             96          (B) approve or disapprove the settlement;
             97          (ii) encourage voluntary cooperation by persons and affected groups to achieve the
             98      purposes of this chapter;
             99          (iii) require the owner and operator of each new source which directly emits or has the
             100      potential to emit 100 tons per year or more of any air contaminant or the owner or operator of
             101      each existing source which by modification will increase emissions or have the potential of
             102      increasing emissions by 100 tons per year or more of any air contaminant, to pay a fee
             103      sufficient to cover the reasonable costs of:
             104          (A) reviewing and acting upon the notice required under Section 19-2-108 ; and
             105          (B) implementing and enforcing requirements placed on the sources by any approval
             106      order issued pursuant to notice, not including any court costs associated with any enforcement
             107      action;
             108          (iv) meet the requirements of federal air pollution laws;
             109          (v) by rule, establish work practice, certification, and clearance air sampling
             110      requirements for persons who:
             111          (A) contract for hire to conduct demolition, renovation, salvage, encapsulation work
             112      involving friable asbestos-containing materials, or asbestos inspections if:


             113          (I) the contract work is done on a site other than a residential property with four or
             114      fewer units; or
             115          (II) the contract work is done on a residential property with four or fewer units where a
             116      tested sample contained greater than 1% of asbestos;
             117          (B) conduct work described in Subsection (3)(b)(v)(A) in areas to which the general
             118      public has unrestrained access or in school buildings that are subject to the federal Asbestos
             119      Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986;
             120          (C) conduct asbestos inspections in facilities subject to 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq., Toxic
             121      Substances Control Act, Subchapter II - Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response; or
             122          (D) conduct lead paint inspections in facilities subject to 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq.,
             123      Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter IV -- Lead Exposure Reduction;
             124          (vi) establish certification requirements for persons required under 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et
             125      seq., Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter II - Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response, to
             126      be accredited as inspectors, management planners, abatement project designers, asbestos
             127      abatement contractors and supervisors, or asbestos abatement workers;
             128          (vii) establish certification requirements for asbestos project monitors, which shall
             129      provide for experience-based certification of persons who, prior to establishment of the
             130      certification requirements, had received relevant asbestos training, as defined by rule, and had
             131      acquired at least 1,000 hours of experience as project monitors;
             132          (viii) establish certification procedures and requirements for certification of the
             133      conversion of a motor vehicle to a clean-fuel vehicle, certifying the vehicle is eligible for the
             134      tax credit granted in Section 59-7-605 or 59-10-1009 ;
             135          (ix) establish a program to certify private sector air quality permitting professionals
             136      (AQPP), as described in Section 19-2-109.5 ;
             137          (x) establish certification requirements for persons required under 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et
             138      seq., Toxic Control Act, Subchapter IV -- Lead Exposure Reduction, to be accredited as
             139      inspectors, risk assessors, supervisors, project designers, or abatement workers; and
             140          (xi) assist the State Board of Education in adopting school bus idling reduction


             141      standards and implementing an idling reduction program in accordance with Section
             142      41-6a-1308 .
             143          (4) Any rules adopted under this chapter shall be consistent with provisions of federal
             144      laws, if any, relating to control of motor vehicles or motor vehicle emissions.
             145          (5) Nothing in this chapter authorizes the board to require installation of or payment for
             146      any monitoring equipment by the owner or operator of a source if the owner or operator has
             147      installed or is operating monitoring equipment that is equivalent to equipment which the board
             148      would require under this section.
             149          (6) (a) The board may not require testing for asbestos or related materials on a
             150      residential property with four or fewer units, unless:
             151          (i) the property's construction was completed before January 1, 1981; or
             152          (ii) the testing is for:
             153          (A) a sprayed acoustical ceiling;
             154          (B) transite siding;
             155          (C) vinyl floor tile;
             156          (D) thermal-system insulation or tape on a duct or furnace; or
             157          (E) vermiculite type insulation materials.
             158          (b) A residential property with four or fewer units is subject to an abatement rule made
             159      under Subsection (1) or (3)(b)(v) if:
             160          (i) a sample from the property is tested for asbestos; and
             161          (ii) the sample contains asbestos measuring greater than 1%.
             162          (7) The board may not issue, amend, renew, modify, revoke, or terminate any of the
             163      following that are subject to the authority granted to the director under Section 19-2-107 or
             164      19-2-108 :
             165          (a) a permit;
             166          (b) a license;
             167          (c) a registration;
             168          (d) a certification; or


             169          (e) another administrative authorization made by the director.
             170          (8) A board member may not speak or act for the board unless the board member is
             171      authorized by a majority of a quorum of the board in a vote taken at a meeting of the board.
             172          (9) Notwithstanding Subsection (7), the board may exercise all authority granted to the
             173      board by a federally enforceable state implementation plan.
             174          Section 2. Section 19-2-107 is amended to read:
             175           19-2-107. Director -- Appointment -- Powers.
             176          (1) The executive director shall appoint the director. The director shall serve under the
             177      administrative direction of the executive director.
             178          (2) (a) The director shall:
             179          (i) prepare and develop comprehensive plans for the prevention, abatement, and control
             180      of air pollution in Utah;
             181          (ii) advise, consult, and cooperate with other agencies of the state, the federal
             182      government, other states and interstate agencies, and affected groups, political subdivisions,
             183      and industries in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter;
             184          (iii) review plans, specifications, or other data relative to pollution control systems or
             185      any part of the systems provided in this chapter;
             186          (iv) under the direction of the executive director, represent the state in all matters
             187      relating to interstate air pollution, including interstate compacts and similar agreements;
             188          (v) secure necessary scientific, technical, administrative, and operational services,
             189      including laboratory facilities, by contract or otherwise;
             190          (vi) encourage voluntary cooperation by persons and affected groups to achieve the
             191      purposes of this chapter;
             192          (vii) encourage local units of government to handle air pollution within their respective
             193      jurisdictions on a cooperative basis and provide technical and consulting assistance to them;
             194          (viii) determine by means of field studies and sampling the degree of air contamination
             195      and air pollution in all parts of the state;
             196          (ix) monitor the effects of the emission of air contaminants from motor vehicles on the


             197      quality of the outdoor atmosphere in all parts of Utah and take appropriate responsive action;
             198          (x) collect and disseminate information relating to air contamination and air pollution
             199      and conduct educational and training programs relating to air contamination and air pollution;
             200          (xi) assess and collect noncompliance penalties as required in Section 120 of the
             201      federal Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 7420;
             202          (xii) comply with the requirements of federal air pollution laws;
             203          (xiii) subject to the provisions of this chapter, enforce rules through the issuance of
             204      orders, including:
             205          (A) prohibiting or abating discharges of wastes affecting ambient air;
             206          (B) requiring the construction of new control facilities or any parts of new control
             207      facilities or the modification, extension, or alteration of existing control facilities or any parts
             208      of new control facilities; or
             209          (C) adopting other remedial measures to prevent, control, or abate air pollution; and
             210          (xiv) as authorized by the board and subject to the provisions of this chapter, act as
             211      executive secretary of the board under the direction of the chairman of the board.
             212          (b) The director may:
             213          (i) employ full-time, temporary, part-time, and contract employees necessary to carry
             214      out this chapter;
             215          (ii) subject to the provisions of this chapter, authorize any employee or representative
             216      of the department to enter at reasonable time and upon reasonable notice in or upon public or
             217      private property for the purposes of inspecting and investigating conditions and plant records
             218      concerning possible air pollution;
             219          (iii) encourage, participate in, or conduct studies, investigations, research, and
             220      demonstrations relating to air pollution and its causes, effects, prevention, abatement, and
             221      control, as advisable and necessary for the discharge of duties assigned under this chapter,
             222      including the establishment of inventories of pollution sources;
             223          (iv) collect and disseminate information relating to air pollution and the prevention,
             224      control, and abatement of it;


             225          (v) cooperate with studies and research relating to air pollution and its control,
             226      abatement, and prevention;
             227          (vi) subject to Subsection (3), upon request, consult concerning the following with any
             228      person proposing to construct, install, or otherwise acquire an air contaminant source in Utah:
             229          (A) the efficacy of any proposed control device or proposed control system for the
             230      source; or
             231          (B) the air pollution problem that may be related to the source, device, or system;
             232          (vii) accept, receive, and administer grants or other funds or gifts from public and
             233      private agencies, including the federal government, for the purpose of carrying out any of the
             234      functions of this chapter;
             235          (viii) subject to Subsection 19-2-104 (3)(b)(i), settle or compromise any civil action
             236      initiated by the division to compel compliance with this chapter or the rules made under this
             237      chapter; or
             238          (ix) as authorized by the board and subject to the provisions of this chapter, exercise all
             239      incidental powers necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter, including certification to
             240      any state or federal authorities for tax purposes the fact of construction, installation, or
             241      acquisition of any facility, land, building, machinery, or equipment or any part of them, in
             242      conformity with this chapter.
             243          (3) A consultation described in Subsection (2)(b)(vi) does not relieve a person from the
             244      requirements of this chapter, the rules adopted under this chapter, or any other provision of
             245      law.
             246          Section 3. Section 19-2-107.5 is enacted to read:
             247          19-2-107.5. Wood burning.
             248          (1) The division shall create a:
             249          (a) public awareness campaign on the effects of wood burning on air quality,
             250      specifically targeting nonattainment areas; and
             251          (b) program to assist an individual to convert a dwelling to a natural gas or other clean
             252      fuel heating source, as funding allows, if the individual:


             253          (i) lives in a dwelling where a wood burning stove is the sole source of heat; and
             254          (ii) is on the list of registered sole heating source homes.
             255          (2) The division may seek private donations and federal sources of funding to
             256      supplement any funds appropriated by the Legislature to fulfill Subsection (1)(b).
             257          Section 4. Appropriation.
             258          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
             259      the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the following sums of money
             260      are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
             261      previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
             262      addition to amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2015.
             263          To Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Air Quality
             264              From General Fund, one-time
$500,000

             265              Schedule of programs:
             266                  Converting sole-source homes            $500,000
             267          To Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Air Quality
             268              From General Fund, one-time
$250,000

             269              Schedule of programs:
             270                  Education campaign on wood burning        $250,000
             271          Under Section 63J-1-603 , the Legislature intends that appropriations provided under
             272      this section not lapse at the close of fiscal year 2015. The use of any nonlapsing funds is
             273      limited to the purposes of converting sole-source homes to a natural gas heating source, as
             274      described in Section 19-2-107.5 , and promoting public awareness of the effects of wood
             275      burning on air quality.


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