Utah regulators target hamburger-grill emissions

2013-02-06T08:40:00Z 2013-02-09T07:40:48Z Utah regulators target hamburger-grill emissionsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 06, 2013 8:40 am  • 

SALT LAKE CITY — A powerful state board is moving to require emissions controls on smoky char broilers at hamburger joints.

Other measures set to take effect in northern Utah this year will force changes in everyday products, from oven cleaners to aerosol deodorants and hair spray. It's all part of a comprehensive plan to curb smog that hangs over the greater Salt Lake region.

Hydrocarbon propellants in many household products contribute in a small way to air pollution. Retailers will have to switch to stocking shelves with environmentally friendly products.

Regulators say it will take hundreds of changes in people's lifestyles — and in commerce and industry — to meet federal air-quality standards.

The Utah Air Quality Board was set to take action Wednesday afternoon on a handful of new regulations.

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