Air quality board requests veto on open air cooking bill Deseret News Deseret News

“FILE – Smog covers Salt Lake City as an inversion lingers on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The Utah Air Quality Board unanimously voted to send a letter to Gov. Gary Herbert asking him to veto HB65, a measure that would prohibit restrictions on outdoor cooking during inversions.
SALT LAKE CITY u2014 The Utah Air Quality Board wants Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a legislative measure that would exempt outdoor cooking from restrictions on bad air days, asserting it interferes with enforcement of wood burning at a time when it is looking to cut pollution wherever it can.
“HB65 will make existing rules surrounding solid-fuel burning difficult or impossible to enforce. For example, enforcement of solid-fuel burning during a no-burn period could be circumvented by individuals claiming to be warming a can of beans,” the board said in a letter to Herbert.
The board discussed concerns over the measure in a regularly scheduled meeting last Wednesday and then convened in a teleconference Friday to vote on sending the letter to Herbert. They were in unanimous agreement.
The letter was delivered to Herbert’s office late Friday.”

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