Western Colorado Regional Air Quality Collaboration
- Voluntary partnership that promotes consistency and collaboration regarding air quality issues.
- Has fostered projects to address air quality issues such as fine particulate matter, windblown dust, wood smoke, industrial pollution and odors.
- The projects rely on collaboration between state and local jurisdictions.
- All interested local governments west of the Continental Divide are encouraged to participate in the collaboration.
Voluntary meetings are held every six to eight weeks on various air quality topics. Please contact for additional information.
The collaboration includes 30 counties and the cities of Aspen and Grand Junction. County websites can be found on our county contacts page.
Topics of discussion
Communication with local communities
- Wildfire communication presentation.
- Presentation: Air Quality Collaborative resources.
- Guidance on the Air Quality Index and health messages.
- Presentation: Social media and Web resources.
- Presentation: New member review.
Air pollutant inventories and monitoring
- Greenhouse gas inventory presentation.
- Colorado Directors of Environmental Health presentation on county air emission inventories.
- Presentation: County air pollutant inventories.
- NOx emissions fact sheet.
- Air Pollution Control Division field services contacts by county.
- Colorado air quality monitoring sites.
- Ozone monitoring data summary table.
Colorado Health and Environmental Assessment
Outdoor air quality issues
- Dust storms presentation.
- Open Burning
Indoor air quality issues
- Lead presentation.
- Mold presentation.
Oil and gas development
- Oil and gas regulation changes presentation.
- Particle pollution NAAQS revisions of 2012.
- Presentation: air permitting.
- Presentation: Supplemental Environmental Projects.
- Presentation: Small Business Assistance Program.