OGDEN -- Utah's Division of Air Quality will hold three public hearings in October on a new plan to reduce wintertime pollution along the Wasatch Front and Cache Valley.
A 30-day comment period begins Monday on the draft state implementation plan for PM 2.5 -- microscopic pollution that gets trapped during winter inversions and is harmful to health.
The plan is required by the Environmental Protection Agency to bring Utah's PM 2.5 levels into compliance with federal health-based standards.
The SIP lists 23 new rules intended to bring all six affected counties -- Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah and Weber -- into compliance with federal standards.
The plan can be accessed at: http://www.airquality.utah.gov/Public-Interest/Current-Issues/pm2.5/inde....
The hearings are:
* Oct. 15 at 10 a.m., Bridgerland Applied Technology Center, 1301 N. 600 West, Rooms 171 D & E, in Logan
* Oct. 16, at 10 a.m., Mountainland Association of Governments Large Conference Room, 586 E. 800 North, Orem
* Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Multi-Agency State Office Building, 195 N. 1950 West, DEQ Board Room, Room 1015, Salt Lake City,