Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.55
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date April 5, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Utah
OP-2: Outdoor Air Quality

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amy Brunvand
Librarian
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have policies and/or guidelines in place to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the policies and/or guidelines to improve outdoor air quality and minimize air pollutant emissions from mobile sources:

Improving the Air We Breathe: Emission Mitigation Strategies for the University of Utah. University of Utah Air Quality Task Force, (2015)
URL: http://sustainability.utah.edu/_documents/2015-UofU-Air-Quality-Task-Force-Report.pdf


Has the institution completed an inventory of significant air emissions from stationary campus sources or else verified that no such emissions are produced?:
Yes

Weight of the following categories of air emissions from stationary sources::
Weight of Emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) 100.05 Tons
Sulfur oxides (SOx) 3.85 Tons
Carbon monoxide (CO) 128.09 Tons
Particulate matter (PM) 19.29 Tons
Ozone (O3) ---
Lead (Pb) ---
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) 2.38 Tons
Ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) ---
Other standard categories of air emissions identified in permits and/or regulations ---

A brief description of the methodology(ies) the institution used to complete its air emissions inventory:

Emissions from the University of Utah are primarily due to the operation of: boilers, comfort heating equipment, and emergency generators. Boilers located throughout the campus are covered by "Standards of Performance for Small Industrial Commercial
Institutional Steam Generating Units" found in 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart Dc. Two large boilers located in Building 303 predate those regulations.

Some emergency generators located on campus are subject to "Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines" found in 40 CFR part 60, subpart IIII and the "National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines" found in 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ.

Applicable Regulations:
U.S. EPA, 40 CFR Sub. C -Part 50 et al, Air Programs; Ambient AQ Standards, Particulate Matter
U.S. EPA, 40 CFR Subchapter C -61, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
U.S. EPA, 40 CFR Subchapter C - 60, New Source Perf. Strds. for Recip. Internal Comb. Eng. (RICE)
U.S. EPA, 40 CFR Subchapter U -Air Pollution Controls


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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NOTES

In 2016, Salt Lake County was an EPA non-attainment area for PM 10, PM 2.5, SOx
In 2016, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert recommended Salt Lake County for 8-hour ozone non-attainment.

SOURCES

Utah Division of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality. University of Utah, Title V Operating Permit Permit Number:3500063003, May 20, 2015.
URL: http://www.deq.utah.gov/NewsNotices/notices/air/docs/2015/PM10TSD/Appendix/M-university-of-Utah-appendix.pdf

Improving the Air We Breathe: Emission Mitigation Strategies for the University of Utah. University of Utah Air Quality Task Force, (2015)
"Since the 1990s the University of Utah, spearheaded by Environmental Health and Safety and Facilities Management, has been working to reduce its permitted air emissions." [p. 3]
URL: http://sustainability.utah.edu/_documents/2015-UofU-Air-Quality-Task-Force-

U of U Air Quality Mitigation Plan
http://sustainability.utah.edu/airquality/UniversityofUtah-HB168plan.pdf

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