Utah taking public comment on clean-air plans

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State regulators are calling for stricter controls on industrial emissions along the heavily populated Wasatch Front.

The Utah Air Quality Board will start taking public comment Monday on three sets of plans to reduce air pollution in northern Utah.

Up for consideration are new emission standards for industrial baking ovens, dry cleaners, furniture makers and other operations.

One of the three plans calls for expanding vehicle emission tests to Cache County.

Another plan was written for Utah County, and the third plan covers the so-called Salt Lake airshed – that includes Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder and Tooele counties.

Utah has until Dec. 15 to submit the plans to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for approval.

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