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National and worldwide demands for energy in the form of oil and gas are driving up production of these resources in Utah and the Western United States. Utah is ranked 11th in the country in crude oil production and 9th in natural gas gross production. Oil and gas production and related activities provide much needed jobs for the Uintah Basin and other economic benefits for the state. Emissions from this type of development can have an adverse impact on air quality. It is important for human health, the environment, and continued oil and gas development to address and mitigate air quality issues in the Uintah Basin and other parts of rural Utah.
For more information contact Brock LeBaron.
Air Pollution Modeling
A computer model simulates the meteorological conditions and chemical reactions that govern air pollution formation and transport. (2011)
Emission Reductions in the Uintah Basin
Phase-in periods for new oil and gas standards provide companies with opportunities for
voluntary emissions reductions ahead of State and federal deadlines.
National Ambient Air Quality Standards
A discussion of current national ambient air quality standards. (2011)
Questions and answers about ozone. (June 2010)
Ozone in the Uintah Basin
Ozone in the Basin is unique because it occurs in winter during inversions. (September 2013)
Rural Air Quality and Oil/Gas Development in Utah
Ambient concentrations of rural air pollution are rising and the EPA standards are going down. (June 2010)
2011 Uintah Basin Oil and Gas Emissions Estimates Technical Document
Oil and gas emissions inventory for Utah's Uintah Basin, including Duchesne, Uintah, Carbon, Emery, and Grand counties. (August 14, 2013)
Best Management Practices for the Oil and Gas Industry
A guide to help prevent pollution during drilling and production. (July 2, 2013)
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
The EPA's National Environmental Policy Act page.
Ozone Presentations to the Utah Air Quality Board
Various presentations on aspects of ozone by DAQ staff. (October 2011)
Real Time Monitoring Data for the Uintah Basin
Data trend charts from locations in the Uintah Basin. (Ongoing)
Uintah Basin Air Monitoring Location Map
Air monitoring locations plotted among oil and gas operations. (January 2011)
Uintah Basin Air Quality Meeting
Presentation on 2012 Winter Ozone Study and next steps. (April 29, 2013)
University of Utah Uintah Basin Ozone Study Reference Site
A reference Web site maintained by the University of Utah. (Ongoing)
- Watersheds: Uintah Basin
DWQ's specialist for the Uintah Basin watershed.
Bonanza Power Plant