7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill directs the Division of Air Quality to conduct a feasibility study regarding the
10 creation of an air quality and changing climate solutions laboratory.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ defines terms;
14 ▸ requires the Division of Air Quality to study the feasibility of creating a premier
15 state-level air quality and changing climate solutions laboratory;
16 ▸ addresses the elements that the feasibility study should include;
17 ▸ instructs the Division of Air Quality to coordinate with certain entities to prepare
18 the study;
19 ▸ instructs the Department of Administrative Services to assist the Division of Air
20 Quality with the feasibility study as requested; and
21 ▸ directs the Division of Air Quality to provide the study to the Natural Resources,
22 Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee and the Legislative Management
24 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
26 Other Special Clauses:
28 Utah Code Sections Affected:
30 19-2a-106, Utah Code Annotated 1953
32 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
33 Section 1. Section 19-2a-106 is enacted to read:
34 19-2a-106. Feasibility study for air quality laboratory.
35 (1) As used in this section:
36 (a) "Division" means the Division of Air Quality created in Section 19-1-105.
37 (b) "Laboratory" means the premier state-level air quality and changing climate
38 solutions laboratory that is the subject of the feasibility study to be conducted in accordance
39 with this section.
40 (c) "Study" means the feasibility study for creation of a premier state-level air quality
41 and changing climate solutions laboratory to be prepared in accordance with this section.
42 (2) The division shall conduct a study of the feasibility of creating a premier state-level
43 air quality and changing climate solutions laboratory.
44 (3) The study shall include the following components:
45 (a) a proposed mission statement for the laboratory;
46 (b) a summary of the air quality and changing climate solutions resources currently
47 utilized by or available to the division, including identification of any gaps in those services
48 that might be filled by the laboratory;
49 (c) an identification and evaluation of potential contributors to the laboratory;
50 (d) an assessment of the potential benefits to the state from the work output of the
52 (e) a projected timeline for creation of the laboratory;
53 (f) an evaluation of potential physical facilities for the laboratory; and
54 (g) financial and economic analyses, including an estimate of the initial and ongoing
55 costs to fund the laboratory.
56 (4) As needed, the division shall coordinate with the Department of Environmental
57 Quality, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, and other state and local
58 agencies, non-profit entities, professionals, and schools to prepare the study.
59 (5) The Department of Administrative Services shall assist the division with the study
60 at the division's request.
61 (6) The division shall provide the study to the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and
62 Environment Interim Committee and the Legislative Management Committee on or before
63 November 1, 2021.