Welcome to the Uinta Basin Ozone Work Group information sharing site. The Uinta Basin community is affected by episodic high ozone levels and an EPA-designated ozone nonattainment status. This site is intended to collect resources, provide updates, and promote constructive problem-solving as the area works towards improving ozone levels.
The Uinta Basin Ozone Working Group is a collaborative forum to facilitate attainment of the ozone standard in the Uinta Basin. The Group includes representation from all government decision-makers in the Uinta Basin, regulators, stakeholders, and experts. We aim to find and support solutions through increased understanding of high ozone incidents in the Basin, improved communication, and exploration of known and novel responses.
The EPA and BLM are planning a joint conference call to discuss general conformity in the Uinta Basin. The webinar is scheduled for 9am to 11am (MT) on April 29th. Download a calendar invite here: https://usu.box.com/s/1zcvutbpkx7lkxm8qn4b9a56ie7jmawp. The purpose of this meeting is to give an overview of general conformity requirements as well as cover specifics about how it will impact future projects in the Uinta Basin. The EPA and BLM will both deliver presentations and two hypothetical project scenarios will be discussed. Time will be available for questions for both EPA and BLM. Please feel free to forward this invite to others who might be interested - presentation materials will be emailed on 4/29. Also, as a primer for the meeting, attendees are encouraged to review the EPA’s general conformity training and resource materials located here: https://www.epa.gov/general-conformity and https://www.epa.gov/general-conformity/general-conformity-training-modules. Conference phone number: (720) 642-6536 Passcode: 79427667# Contact Chris Dresser with any questions about the webinar: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ozone Work Group is facilitated by Utah State University's Bingham Research Center in Vernal. The Bingham Center has many resources that members of the Work Group will find useful. Find additional data with the links provided here: