2023 Appropriations

Governor's Budget Request Items

  • Wasatch Front Air Quality Ozone Monitoring. $872,000 ongoing. Funding the needed staff and operating expenses for the ozone precursor air monitoring equipment that was approved in the 2022 budget. 
  • Wasatch Front Dust Study. $160,000 One-time. Monitoring the impacts and content of Great Salt Lake dust. 
  • Diesel Emissions Reduction Framework. $118,000 One-time. Funding SB136 from 2022 General Session.
  • Uinta Basin Air Monitoring infrastructure and Equipment. $227,500,000 One-time, $15,000 Ongoing. This request is to establish a permanent, secure structure and necessary equipment for the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) staff that currently live in and work full time in the Uintah Basin.
  • Statewide zero fare transit pilot. $25,000,000 One-time; $500,000 for a zero fare transit study. 
  • Targeted Compensation Increase. $251,600 One-time, $251,600 Ongoing. Funding for 12 job categories within DAQ that are as much as 29.3% below market salary. 

Request for Appropriations

  • Electric Vehicle Data Collection and Management$3,100,000 One-time. Sen. Anderegg. Funds will be used for developing software and customizing reporting for the state of Utah. It will enable the state to track and report on information regarding consumption of clean energy through the use of electric vehicle charging stations. Through partnerships with commercial property, it will also provide information on user experience, charging locations, and guaranteed uptimes.
  • Ozone Transport Rule Litigation Funding$2,000,000 Ongoing. Rep. Albrecht. Provide funding for legal challenge(s) related to Utah's State Implementation Plan for the 2015 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards and the Federal Implementation Plan Addressing Regional Ozone Transport of the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard. Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), referred to as the “good neighbor provision” or the “interstate transport provision” of the CAA, required States to submit ozone infrastructure State Implementation Plans for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by October 1, 2018.
  • Great Salt Lake Dust Impact Monitoring$72,000 One-time, $44,000 Ongoing. Rep. Doug Owens. Adding 4 daily air monitoring PM10 filter samplers and chemical analysis for a total of five daily PM10 filter samplers in communities surrounding the Great Salt Lake. 
  • Mobile Air Quality Observation System$1,500,000 One-time. Sen. Escamilla. This funding request will support the maintenance and expansion of the mobile (TRAX and eBus mounted) air quality observation system. This project will encompass the entire UTA service area. Analysis of the data and report generation will facilitate conveying this valuable information in real time to stakeholders and the public. The request will be used over a 5-year period.
  • Intermountain Power Project - Continued Operation Study$500,000 One-time. Rep. Derrin Owens. This request will deliver funds to the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity to study the options for the continued operation of the Intermountain Power Project (IPP). This study will include environmental and legal considerations for continued operation beyond the current proposed closure date. A report will be prepared that reviews environmental and legal considerations for the continued operation of the Intermountain Power Project. It is anticipated that the Governor's office of Economic Opportunity will deliver this report to the Utah State Legislature during the August or Interim session.


Additional Info

  • Position: SUPPORT
  • Bills: RFAs