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H.B. 154

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WOOD BURNING AMENDMENTS

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Patrice M. Arent

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Senate Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

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


             28              .    from the General Fund, one-time, $1,800,000; and
             29          .    to the Department of Environmental Quality _ Division of Air Quality as an
             30      ongoing appropriation:
             31              .    from the General Fund, ongoing, $250,000.
             32      Other Special Clauses:
             33          None
             34      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             35      AMENDS:
             36           19-2-104 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 43 and 360
             37           19-2-107 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 360
             38      ENACTS:
             39           19-2-107.5 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
             40     
             41      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             42          Section 1. Section 19-2-104 is amended to read:
             43           19-2-104. Powers of board.
             44          (1) The board may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             45      Administrative Rulemaking Act:
             46          (a) regarding the control, abatement, and prevention of air pollution from all sources
             47      and the establishment of the maximum quantity of air contaminants that may be emitted by any
             48      air contaminant source;
             49          (b) establishing air quality standards;
             50          (c) requiring persons engaged in operations which result in air pollution to:
             51          (i) install, maintain, and use emission monitoring devices, as the board finds necessary;
             52          (ii) file periodic reports containing information relating to the rate, period of emission,
             53      and composition of the air contaminant; and
             54          (iii) provide access to records relating to emissions which cause or contribute to air
             55      pollution;
             56          (d) (i) implementing:
             57          (A) Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter II, Asbestos Hazard Emergency
             58      Response, 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.;


             59          (B) 40 C.F.R. Part 763, Asbestos; and
             60          (C) 40 C.F.R. Part 61, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants,
             61      Subpart M, National Emission Standard for Asbestos; and
             62          (ii) reviewing and approving asbestos management plans submitted by local education
             63      agencies under the Toxic Substances Control Act, Subchapter II, Asbestos Hazard Emergency
             64      Response, 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.;
             65          (e) establishing a requirement for a diesel emission opacity inspection and maintenance
             66      program for diesel-powered motor vehicles;
             67          (f) implementing an operating permit program as required by and in conformity with
             68      Titles IV and V of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990;
             69          (g) establishing requirements for county emissions inspection and maintenance
             70      programs after obtaining agreement from the counties that would be affected by the
             71      requirements;
             72          (h) with the approval of the governor, implementing in air quality nonattainment areas
             73      employer-based trip reduction programs applicable to businesses having more than 100
             74      employees at a single location and applicable to federal, state, and local governments to the
             75      extent necessary to attain and maintain ambient air quality standards consistent with the state
             76      implementation plan and federal requirements under the standards set forth in Subsection (2);
             77      [and]
             78          (i) implementing lead-based paint remediation training, certification, and performance
             79      requirements in accordance with 15 U.S.C.A. 2601 et seq., Toxic Substances Control Act,
             80      Subchapter IV -- Lead Exposure Reduction, Sections 402 and 406[.]; and
             81          (j) to implement the requirements of Section 19-2-107.5 .
             82          (2) When implementing Subsection (1)(h) the board shall take into consideration:
             83          (a) the impact of the business on overall air quality; and
             84          (b) the need of the business to use automobiles in order to carry out its business
             85      purposes.
             86          (3) (a) The board may:
             87          (i) hold a hearing that is not an adjudicative proceeding relating to any aspect of, or
             88      matter in, the administration of this chapter;
             89          (ii) order the director to:


             90          (A) issue orders necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter;
             91          (B) enforce the orders by appropriate administrative and judicial proceedings; or
             92          (C) institute judicial proceedings to secure compliance with this chapter; or
             93          (iii) advise, consult, contract, and cooperate with other agencies of the state, local
             94      governments, industries, other states, interstate or interlocal agencies, the federal government,
             95      or interested persons or groups.
             96          (b) The board shall:
             97          (i) to ensure compliance with applicable statutes and regulations:
             98          (A) review a settlement negotiated by the director in accordance with Subsection
             99      19-2-107 (2)(b)(viii) that requires a civil penalty of $25,000 or more; and
             100          (B) approve or disapprove the settlement;
             101          (ii) encourage voluntary cooperation by persons and affected groups to achieve the
             102      purposes of this chapter;
             103          (iii) require the owner and operator of each new source which directly emits or has the
             104      potential to emit 100 tons per year or more of any air contaminant or the owner or operator of
             105      each existing source which by modification will increase emissions or have the potential of
             106      increasing emissions by 100 tons per year or more of any air contaminant, to pay a fee
             107      sufficient to cover the reasonable costs of:
             108          (A) reviewing and acting upon the notice required under Section 19-2-108 ; and
             109          (B) implementing and enforcing requirements placed on the sources by any approval
             110      order issued pursuant to notice, not including any court costs associated with any enforcement
             111      action;
             112          (iv) meet the requirements of federal air pollution laws;
             113          (v) by rule, establish work practice, certification, and clearance air sampling
             114      requirements for persons who:
             115          (A) contract for hire to conduct demolition, renovation, salvage, encapsulation work
             116      involving friable asbestos-containing materials, or asbestos inspections if:
             117          (I) the contract work is done on a site other than a residential property with four or
             118      fewer units; or
             119          (II) the contract work is done on a residential property with four or fewer units where a
             120      tested sample contained greater than 1% of asbestos;


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


             152      would require under this section.
             153          (6) (a) The board may not require testing for asbestos or related materials on a
             154      residential property with four or fewer units, unless:
             155          (i) the property's construction was completed before January 1, 1981; or
             156          (ii) the testing is for:
             157          (A) a sprayed acoustical ceiling;
             158          (B) transite siding;
             159          (C) vinyl floor tile;
             160          (D) thermal-system insulation or tape on a duct or furnace; or
             161          (E) vermiculite type insulation materials.
             162          (b) A residential property with four or fewer units is subject to an abatement rule made
             163      under Subsection (1) or (3)(b)(v) if:
             164          (i) a sample from the property is tested for asbestos; and
             165          (ii) the sample contains asbestos measuring greater than 1%.
             166          (7) The board may not issue, amend, renew, modify, revoke, or terminate any of the
             167      following that are subject to the authority granted to the director under Section 19-2-107 or
             168      19-2-108 :
             169          (a) a permit;
             170          (b) a license;
             171          (c) a registration;
             172          (d) a certification; or
             173          (e) another administrative authorization made by the director.
             174          (8) A board member may not speak or act for the board unless the board member is
             175      authorized by a majority of a quorum of the board in a vote taken at a meeting of the board.
             176          (9) Notwithstanding Subsection (7), the board may exercise all authority granted to the
             177      board by a federally enforceable state implementation plan.
             178          Section 2. Section 19-2-107 is amended to read:
             179           19-2-107. Director -- Appointment -- Powers.
             180          (1) The executive director shall appoint the director. The director shall serve under the
             181      administrative direction of the executive director.
             182          (2) (a) The director shall:


             183          (i) prepare and develop comprehensive plans for the prevention, abatement, and control
             184      of air pollution in Utah;
             185          (ii) advise, consult, and cooperate with other agencies of the state, the federal
             186      government, other states and interstate agencies, and affected groups, political subdivisions,
             187      and industries in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter;
             188          (iii) review plans, specifications, or other data relative to pollution control systems or
             189      any part of the systems provided in this chapter;
             190          (iv) under the direction of the executive director, represent the state in all matters
             191      relating to interstate air pollution, including interstate compacts and similar agreements;
             192          (v) secure necessary scientific, technical, administrative, and operational services,
             193      including laboratory facilities, by contract or otherwise;
             194          (vi) encourage voluntary cooperation by persons and affected groups to achieve the
             195      purposes of this chapter;
             196          (vii) encourage local units of government to handle air pollution within their respective
             197      jurisdictions on a cooperative basis and provide technical and consulting assistance to them;
             198          (viii) determine by means of field studies and sampling the degree of air contamination
             199      and air pollution in all parts of the state;
             200          (ix) monitor the effects of the emission of air contaminants from motor vehicles on the
             201      quality of the outdoor atmosphere in all parts of Utah and take appropriate responsive action;
             202          (x) collect and disseminate information relating to air contamination and air pollution
             203      and conduct educational and training programs relating to air contamination and air pollution;
             204          (xi) assess and collect noncompliance penalties as required in Section 120 of the
             205      federal Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 7420;
             206          (xii) comply with the requirements of federal air pollution laws;
             207          (xiii) subject to the provisions of this chapter, enforce rules through the issuance of
             208      orders, including:
             209          (A) prohibiting or abating discharges of wastes affecting ambient air;
             210          (B) requiring the construction of new control facilities or any parts of new control
             211      facilities or the modification, extension, or alteration of existing control facilities or any parts
             212      of new control facilities; or
             213          (C) adopting other remedial measures to prevent, control, or abate air pollution; and


             214          (xiv) as authorized by the board and subject to the provisions of this chapter, act as
             215      executive secretary of the board under the direction of the chairman of the board.
             216          (b) The director may:
             217          (i) employ full-time, temporary, part-time, and contract employees necessary to carry
             218      out this chapter;
             219          (ii) subject to the provisions of this chapter, authorize any employee or representative
             220      of the department to enter at reasonable time and upon reasonable notice in or upon public or
             221      private property for the purposes of inspecting and investigating conditions and plant records
             222      concerning possible air pollution;
             223          (iii) encourage, participate in, or conduct studies, investigations, research, and
             224      demonstrations relating to air pollution and its causes, effects, prevention, abatement, and
             225      control, as advisable and necessary for the discharge of duties assigned under this chapter,
             226      including the establishment of inventories of pollution sources;
             227          (iv) collect and disseminate information relating to air pollution and the prevention,
             228      control, and abatement of it;
             229          (v) cooperate with studies and research relating to air pollution and its control,
             230      abatement, and prevention;
             231          (vi) subject to Subsection (3), upon request, consult concerning the following with any
             232      person proposing to construct, install, or otherwise acquire an air contaminant source in Utah:
             233          (A) the efficacy of any proposed control device or proposed control system for the
             234      source; or
             235          (B) the air pollution problem that may be related to the source, device, or system;
             236          (vii) accept, receive, and administer grants or other funds or gifts from public and
             237      private agencies, including the federal government, for the purpose of carrying out any of the
             238      functions of this chapter;
             239          (viii) subject to Subsection 19-2-104 (3)(b)(i), settle or compromise any civil action
             240      initiated by the division to compel compliance with this chapter or the rules made under this
             241      chapter; or
             242          (ix) as authorized by the board and subject to the provisions of this chapter, exercise all
             243      incidental powers necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter, including certification to
             244      any state or federal authorities for tax purposes the fact of construction, installation, or


             245      acquisition of any facility, land, building, machinery, or equipment or any part of them, in
             246      conformity with this chapter.
             247          (3) A consultation described in Subsection (2)(b)(vi) does not relieve a person from the
             248      requirements of this chapter, the rules adopted under this chapter, or any other provision of
             249      law.
             250          Section 3. Section 19-2-107.5 is enacted to read:
             251          19-2-107.5. Wood burning.
             252          (1) The division shall create a:
             253          (a) public awareness campaign on the effects of wood burning on air quality,
             254      specifically targeting nonattainment areas; and
             255          (b) program to assist an individual to convert a dwelling to a natural gas or other clean
             256      fuel heating source, as funding allows, if the individual:
             257          (i) lives in a dwelling where a wood burning stove is the sole source of heat; and
             258          (ii) is on the list of registered sole heating source homes.
             259          (2) The division may seek private donations and federal sources of funding to
             260      supplement any funds appropriated by the Legislature to fulfill Subsection (1)(b).
             261          (3) The director shall, as funding allows, hire part-time temporary or contract
             262      employees to investigate reports of wood burning on days when wood burning is prohibited.
             263          Section 4. Appropriation.
             264          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, for
             265      the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015, the following sums of money
             266      are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated, or reduced from amounts
             267      previously appropriated, out of the funds or accounts indicated. These sums of money are in
             268      addition to amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2015.
             269          To Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Air Quality
             270              From General Fund, one-time
$1,500,000

             271              Schedule of programs:
             272                  Converting sole-source homes            $1,500,000
             273          To Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Air Quality
             274              From General Fund, one-time
$250,000

             275              Schedule of programs:


             276                  Education campaign on wood burning        $250,000
             277          To Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Air Quality
             278              From General Fund, one-time
$50,000

             279              Schedule of programs:
             280                  Equipment                        $50,000
             281          To Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Air Quality
             282              From General Fund, ongoing
$250,000

             283              Schedule of programs:
             284                  Contract employees                    $250,000
             285          Under Section 63J-1-603 , the Legislature intends that appropriations provided under
             286      this section not lapse at the close of fiscal year 2015. The use of any nonlapsing funds is
             287      limited to the purposes of converting sole-source homes to a natural gas heating source, as
             288      described in Section 19-2-107.5 , promoting public awareness of the effects of wood burning on
             289      air quality, and hiring and equipping temporary contract employees to investigate reports of
             290      wood burning.




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