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APCD Colorado Air Quality Regulation Updates

May 11 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

The Air Pollution Control Division will propose updates for existing air quality regulations during our May 11 online public meeting from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. This public meeting will focus on updating Air Quality Control Commission procedural rules and regulation updates.

Register for the virtual May 11th meeting.

Procedural rules proposed updates include:

  • Updating and modernizing the rules dictating how the Air Quality Control Commission must run its meetings and rulemaking hearings. 
  • Simplifying the rulemaking process, making procedural rules easier to understand, and making the rulemaking process more accessible to community members. 

Air quality regulation proposed updates include:

  • Regulation Number 3: Stationary Source Permitting and Air Pollutant Emission Notice Requirements.
  • Proposed updates include:
  • Directing fees collected under the disproportionately impacted community monitoring program to the stationary source fund.
  • Clarifying the disproportionately impacted community enhanced modeling and monitoring requirements.
  • Revising operating permit provisions in response to corresponding revisions at the federal level.
  • Other clarifying and correcting revisions.
  • Regulation Number 6: Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources.
  • Proposed updates include:
  • Incorporating by reference New Source Performance Standards to align with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
  • Regulation Number 8: Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants.
  • Proposed updates include:
  • Incorporating by reference National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and Maximum Achievable Control Technology to align with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements.

  • Regulation Number 22: Part C, Recovered Methane.
  • Proposed updates include:
  • Updating references to the “American Carbon Registry” to “ACR” throughout the rule.
  • Updating the ACR municipal solid waste landfill methane protocol and coal mine methane protocol to reflect ACR’s recent updates.
  • Removing references to Part B, Section II, which was moved to Regulation 27.
  • Other minor changes.

Meeting Accommodation Notice  Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request. Please notify cdphe_apcd_outreach@state.co.us and the Nondiscrimination Coordinator at cdphe_nondiscrimination@state.co.us or 303-692-2102 at least one week prior to the meeting to make arrangements.