Information about the Air Pollution Control Division
Air Pollution Control Division - William Allison, Division Director
The mission of the Air Pollution Control Division is to provide our customers with excellent air quality management services that when taken together contribute to: the protection of public health; the protection of ecosystems; and, continual improvement of the air quality related aesthetic values such as odors and visibility.
Administrative Services Program
- Manages fiscal and business matters.
- Develops a comprehensive budget.
- Interacts with legislative processes.
- Ensures payment of bills.
- Develops contracts.
- Coordinates hiring.
Planning and Policy Program - Garry Kaufman, APCD Deputy Director, Program Manager
- Develops air quality attainment and maintenance plans to keep Colorado in compliance with the federal National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
- Focuses on emerging air quality issues, such as the oil and gas industry, regional haze, nitrogen deposition at Rocky Mountain National Park, air toxics and climate change.
- Performs transportation planning.
- Provides public information and education.
Stationary Sources Program - Kirsten King, Program Manager
- Evaluates and develops air permits for stationary sources in Colorado.
- Inspects sources to determine compliance with air regulations and permit conditions.
- Maintains a computerized inventory of air pollution emissions throughout the state.
- Ensures that residential burning emission standards are met.
- Regulates open burning of debris.
- Develops and revises regulations for stationary sources as needed.
- Provides outreach and assistance to help businesses stay in compliance.
Indoor Environment Program - Steve Fine, Program Manager
- Provides technical assistance on indoor air pollutants.
- Regulates ozone-depleting compounds (chlorofluorocarbons).
- Regulates asbestos removal and demolition activities.
- Reviews school asbestos management plans.
- Regulates the removal of lead-based paint from child-occupied facilities.
Mobile Sources Program - Doug Decker, Program Manager
- Manages emissions testing programs for gas and diesel motor vehicles
- Manages an oxygenated fuels program.
- Provides technical assistance to motorists.
- Provides outreach to the automotive services industry.
- Conducts research in motor vehicle emissions and technology.
Technical Services Program - Gordon Pierce, Program Manager
- Collects and analyzes statewide ambient air quality data.
- Provides daily air quality advisories during the summer ozone season and the winter high pollution season.
- Performs complex modeling analysis to determine impacts of air pollution sources on air quality.
- Provides forecasting and meteorology information related to air pollution
- Maintains emission inventory data to track quantity and sources of various pollutants.
- Regulates the use of controlled burns and prescribed fire through a smoke management program.
- Conducts visibility research and analysis.