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Particulate pollution » Proposed plan to get Wasatch Front into compliance with federal standards by 2019.

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Such is the case with hair spray, which California and other states say must contain less than 50 percent VOCs to be sold within their borders. Typical hair sprays often contain more than 80 percent. Many Utah stores do carry the low-VOC versions, but the onus is on you to check the label.


At a glance

Plan to clear Utah’s air

State regulators are hosting three public hearings about a proposed State Implementation Plan, or SIP, designed to get Wasatch Front airsheds into compliance with federal standards for fine particulate air pollution.

A broad, five-county zone that includes the Salt Lake City area breached the 24-hour limit of 35 micrograms per cubic meter 22 times last year. Attaining compliance requires that it exceed the limit no more than 21 times over three years.

The Utah Air Quality Board expects to consider a final version Dec. 4.

The three hearings are scheduled for:

Tuesday: 10 a.m. in Ogden at the Weber-Morgan Health Department, 477 E. 23rd St.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. in Provo at Utah County government offices, 100 E. Center St., Suite 1400

Oct. 15: 10 a.m. in Salt Lake City at the Utah Department of Human Services building, 195 N. 1950 West

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