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Key State Agencies Discuss Budgets

The legislative Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee met October 18 to review budgets and operations of several state agencies that are important to UPA Members.  In the 2017 interim, legislators have placed renewed emphasis on the subcommittees to thoroughly review each agency, their mission, and how they are accomplishing their goals within the budgets the legislature sets.  

2017 Environment and Natural Resource Summit

UPA Member Holland & Hart is presenting the 2017 Environment and Natural Resources Summit scheduled for Wednesday, November 1 at their Salt Lake City Office (222 So. Main St., 19th Floor, SLC).  The program begins at 11:30 a.m. and goes until 6:00 p.m.  Lunch will be served.  Culminating the days' meeting will be remarks by Governor Gary Herbert.

Clean Air Caucus Focuses on Tier 3

The legislative Clean Air Caucus met the evening of October 17.  The Caucus is an ad hoc group of state legislators who have banded together to discuss and promote state policies and legislation to improve air quality.  Caucus leaders invited UPA Refining Members to attend and discuss their company's plans related to Tier 3 implementation in Utah.

New EPA Region 8 Director Selected

President Trump has named Doug Benevento as the EPA Region 8 Director.  Region 8 oversees all environmental regulation in Utah and most other Rocky Mountain States.  Mr. Benevento, a Colorado native, has currently been serving as Director of Energy Policy for Xcel Energy.  He has also served as head of Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment.

Transportation Task Force Receives Recommendations

UPA has closely watched the Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force and its subcommittees that have met throughout the summer.  The October 5 Task Force meeting included reports from each of the 3 subcommittees including the Funding Workgroup; Economic Development and Land Use Workgroup; and Governance and Transit Workgroup.  While each workgroup's interest focus has implications for UPA Members, we've principally followed the Funding Workgroup. 

Air Operating Permit Program Fee Proposed for Public Comment

The Air Quality Board has proposed for public comment the Division's proposed FY 2019 Operating Permit Program Fee of $78.86 per ton of emissions.  The 2019 fee reflects an increase of $1.15/ton over the 2018 level.  The fee is determined by totaling all the program costs and dividing by the projected tons of emissions administered under the program.  Generally, program costs increase while the tonnage regulated decreases and thus the per ton fee must increase to cover the associated costs.  The 2019 projected emissions inventory of 55,600 tons is 1,400 tons less than the previous year.  Staffing in the program has also steadily declined over time, reducing from 39 FTE's in 1995 to 30 projected in 2019.  That is a reduction of 1 FTE from the 2018 number.

Committee Info

MEETINGS 
UPA’s Refinery Managers Committee meets each month on the third Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The meeting host rotates between the five refineries.
  • 2017
    2017 MEETINGS AGENDA / NOTES
    Thursday, January 19
    11:30 a.m.
    Big West Oil
    Thursday, February 16
    12:00 p.m.
    HollyFrontier
    Thursday, March 16
    11:30 a.m.
    Silver Eagle Refining
    Thursday, April 20
    11:30 a.m.
    Chevron
    Thursday, May 18
    11:30 a.m.
    Tesoro
    Thursday, June 15
    11:30 a.m.
    Big West Oil
    Thursday, July 20
    11:30 a.m.
    HollyFrontier
    Thursday, August 17
    11:30 a.m.
    Silver Eagle Refining
    Thursday, September 21
    11:30 a.m.
    Chevron
    Thursday, October 19
    11:30 a.m.
    Tesoro
    Thursday, November 16
    11:30 a.m.
    Big West Oil
    Thursday, December 21
    11:30 a.m.
    HollyFrontier
  • 2016
    2016 MEETINGS AGENDA / NOTES
    Thursday, January 21
    11:30 a.m.
    Chevron
    UPA Annual Meeting
    Thursday, February 18
    11:30 a.m.
    Tesoro
    Agenda
    Thursday, March 17
    11:30 a.m.
    Big West Oil
    Agenda
    Thursday, April 21
    11:30 a.m.
    HollyFrontier
    Agenda
    Thursday, May 19
    11:30 a.m.
    Silver Eagle Refining
    Agenda
    Thursday, June 16
    11:30 a.m.
    Chevron
    Agenda
    Thursday, July 21
    11:30 a.m.
    Tesoro
    Agenda
    Thursday, August 18
    11:30 a.m.
    Big West Oil
    Agenda
    Thursday, September 15
    11:30 a.m.
    HollyFrontier
    Agenda
    Thursday, October 20
    11:30 a.m.
    Silver Eagle Refining
    Agenda / Notes
    Thursday, November 17
    11:30 a.m.
    Chevron
    Agenda / Notes
    Thursday, December 15
    11:30 a.m.
    Tesoro
    Agenda / Notes
CONTACTS 
LINKS 
Utah Division of Air Quality
www.airquality.utah.gov
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
http://www.deq.utah.gov
Utah Legislative Website
www.le.utah.gov
Governor Herbert
www.governor.utah.gov

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