Fall 2019 rulemaking

Back to Air Pollution Control Division outreach efforts

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division (Division) is holding several public meetings to engage stakeholders on potential revisions to the Air Quality Control Commission's Regulations Number 3 and 7, addressing the requirement set forth in SB 19-181 to minimize air emissions from the oil and gas industry. Note that this is the Division's first step of many to come in addressing SB 19-181 and other air quality related legislation adopted during the 2019 legislative session.

CDPHE Notice Regarding Local Regulations Adopted Pursuant to Senate Bill 19-181  

Senate Bill 19-181 (April 16, 2019) 

Draft Regulation No. 3 (excerpt provided to stakeholders in August)

Draft Regulation No. 7 (excerpt provided to stakeholders in August)

Meeting ground rules  

Public participation tips 

Meeting agenda


Public comments received

On September 19, 2019, the division requested that the Air Quality Control Commission schedule a hearing in December 2019, to consider proposed revisions to Regulation 7. Interested persons may petition the Commission to become a party to the rulemaking.
The proposal to the Air Quality Control Commission can be found at this link.  Comments should be sent to cdphe.aqcc-comments@state.co.us.
The COGCC is also taking steps to address the new directives in their statute as amended by SB 19-181. See the COGCC website for further information. 


Leah Martland