Monday, July 2, 2012

Cache County mulls mandatory smog checks

The Cache County Council is pursuing plans for a mandatory vehicle emissions testing program to comply with federal air quality standards.

The Herald Journal of Logan reports a group  comprised of representatives of the county, Bear River Health Department and Utah Division of Air Quality held its first meeting last week to discuss how to implement the program.

In December 2009, Cache and Franklin counties were designated a single "non-attainment" area by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating a federal air quality standard related to particulate-matter pollution. Standard Examiner