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Planning and Community Outreach


 

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A variety of planning and community outreach efforts are conducted by the Planning and Policy Program under the general categories listed below and the specific programs listed to the left.

 

The Planning and Policy Program contributes to the Air Pollution Control Division’s mission by developing data driven, cost-effective air quality plans that reduce air emissions and ensure that all areas of the state attain and maintain National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

 

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The State Implementation Plan Development Unit completes data driven, cost-effective air quality plans that reduce air emissions and ensure that all areas of the state attain and maintain National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

 

 

More Information

 

Curt Taipale
303-692-3265
curtis.taipale@state.co.us

 

What does the Emerging Air Quality Issues Unit do?

The Emerging Air Quality Issues Unit is part of the Policy and Planning Program at APCD and provides both external and internal assistance related to air pollution control issues.
 
Examples of external assistance include:
  • Coordinating the Colorado Regional Air Quality Collaboration and other external air quality partnerships
  • Working with communities throughout Colorado that are currently in attainment but have the potential to violate National Ambient Air Quality Standards in the future
  • Responding to public and other stakeholder inquiries regarding Colorado’s air quality and the department’s air pollution reduction strategies
  • Continuing to advance the objectives of the Rocky Mountain National Park nitrogen deposition initiative
  • Updating local dust control measures for Exceptional Event documentation
  • Collaborating with federal and other state agencies (such as the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, EPA, and Colorado Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources) as well as local governments to ensure compliance with the Clean Air Act
  • Working with stakeholders on emerging air quality issues as they pertain to oil and gas exploration and production across the state of Colorado
Examples of internal assistance include:
  • Helping to foster internal communication within the Air Pollution Control Division as a whole
  • Assess technical information (i.e. permits, monitoring, inventories) and create relevant support documents for planning purposes
  • Initiating assessment of current air quality programs and identifying possible ways to make programs more effective and efficient
  • Working collaboratively with other state agencies (such as the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission) to comprehensively address oil and gas issues from exploration and production to storage and refinement
 
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More Information:

 

Lisa Devore

Emerging Air Quality Issues Work Lead

(303) 692-3117

lisa.devore@state.co.us