From the Price Field Office Resource Management Plan - 2004;
The Carbon Power Plant, Sunnyside Cogeneration Plant, Hunter Power Plant, and Huntington Power Plant are major sources of air pollution in Carbon and Emery counties. The greatest amounts of air pollution emissions in the PFO result from those major sources, which are located in Carbon and Emery counties. Primary pollutants in Carbon County are carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10). NOx is the primary pollutant in Emery County followed by SO2, CO, and PM10. Area sources account for the most emissions in Carbon County, whereas point sources account for the most emissions in Emery County (UDAQ, 1996). Pollutants of interest resulting from BLM activities in the PFO are NO2, SO2, CO, and PM10. However, none of the major sources of these pollutants are managed by BLM.
Air quality in the PFO could be affected by emissions from construction equipment, gaseous emissions from the operation of natural gas-fired compressors and glycol dehydration units at compressor facilities, occasional flaring of natural gas at well sites, suspended PM10 generated by construction activities, motorized vehicles traveling on access roads, off-highway vehicles (OHV), and wind-blown dust over exposed areas.
Price Field Office Resource Management Plan - 2004;
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