fine particulate matter SLCo Health Department Expands Air Quality Authority By Bob Nelson • Jan 8, 2015 Credit:Flickr Creative Commons Listen Listening... / 1:19 The Salt Lake County Health Department has voted to expand its authority by further restricting burning of wood, charcoal and pellets in stoves and fireplaces. EPA Awards Grant to Cut Heavy Duty Truck Emissions on the Wasatch Front By Bob Nelson • Feb 20, 2014 File: C.R. England Trucking The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has been awarded a 496-thousand dollar grant to reduce the emissions of Wasatch Front-based heavy-duty trucks. The funding comes from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. Lisa Burr is senior research analyst with the Utah Division of Air Quality. She says the money goes directly toward improving engine technology.