Utah - Air Quality: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to address indoor air quality in schools.

Utah Administrative Code R392-200-8. Construction and Maintenance of Physical Facilities.

(5) Maintenance of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Equipment.

  • (a) The governing body shall have qualified in-house or contracted service technicians conduct a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system inspection and necessary maintenance activities according to manufacturer recommendations at proper time intervals.

Utah Code 63G-17-202. Air quality mitigation report and plan.

(1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), and in accordance with Subsection (3):

  • (a) on or before July 1, 2013, each school district shall submit to the State Board of Education, by email, a report on the mitigation efforts currently being used by the school district;
  • (b) on or before August 1, 2013:
    • (i) the State Board of Education shall submit to the Economic Development Task Force, by email, a summary report of the reports received under Subsection (1)(a); and
    • (ii) each agency shall submit to the Economic Development Task Force, by email, a report on the mitigation efforts currently being used by the agency;
  • (c) on or before August 1, 2013, each school district shall develop and submit to the State Board of Education, by email, a plan that describes the mitigation efforts that the school district will implement, within one year after the day on which the plan is submitted, to:
    • (i) reduce the emission of air pollutants on a regular basis; and
    • (ii) reduce the emission of air pollutants on a day for which the Division of Air Quality issues an air quality action alert; and
  • (d) on or before September 1, 2013:
    • (i) the State Board of Education shall submit to the Economic Development Task Force, by email, a summary of the plans received under Subsection (1)(c); and
    • (ii) each agency shall develop and submit to the Economic Development Task Force, by email, a plan that describes the mitigation efforts that the agency will implement within one year after the day on which the plan is submitted, to:
      • (A) reduce the emission of air pollutants on a regular basis; and
      • (B) reduce the emission of air pollutants on a day for which the Division of Air Quality issues an air quality action alert.

(2)

  • (a) A school district is exempt from the provisions of this section if:
    • (i) the school district is not, in whole or in part, within a designated county; and
    • (ii) the school district’s employees do not reside within a designated county.
  • (b) A report or plan that an agency is required to submit under this section is not required to contain information in relation to a designated county where an employee of the agency does not reside or work.

(3) A plan described in Subsection (1)(c) or (d) shall include information regarding additional funds, if any, that are needed in order to implement all or a portion of the plan.
Utah State Legislature

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