The APCD is considering revisions related, but not limited, to the full adoption of 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOOO (“NSPS OOOO”) and to air pollutant emission notice reporting and construction permit thresholds, as well as additional control measures for oil and gas operations and equipment.
The rulemaking package has been developed and will go before the Air Quality Control Commission on November 21 for a Request For Hearing. The rulemaking documents can be viewed on the commission's website:
Hydrocarbon Emissions Videos from February 28 Stakeholder Meeting
Each of the four following videos show emissions of hydrocarbons from oil and gas facilities in Colorado. The Air Pollution Control Division is proposing to control these types of emissions through regulatory revisions described on this site. Each video contains two views of the subject. One view is how the subject appears to the naked eye. The other view is an infrared image using a Forward Look Infrared Camera (FLIR) in standard resolution.