Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Hydrofluorocarbons Emission Reduction

 
Background
As part of Colorado's continued efforts to implement Senate Bill 19-096, Senate Bill 19-181, House Bill 19-1261, and Senate Bill 19-236,the Air Pollution Control Division (the division) is proposing Regulation Number 22: Colorado Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Emission Reduction Requirements to the Air Quality Control Commission.
 
Next Steps
At the February 20, 2020 Air Quality Control Commission meeting, the division will request a rulemaking hearing be set on the AQCC calendar, likely for May, 2020. There will be a formal opportunity to provide additional input through the pre-hearing process. Visit the Air Quality Control Commission’s website for the meeting agenda and materials and to view the draft proposed rules: www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/aqcc. Stay updated on the Air Quality Control Commission’s process and opportunities for input by emailing cdphe.aqcc-comments@state.co.us (Subject: Email Distribution List).
 
Stakeholder Input
The division held two public meetings to gather stakeholder input to inform these draft rules, both provided attendees with remote access options (phone and computer) and extended hours to make participation convenient:
 
January 16, 2020 in Denver, CO (234 registrants)
January 17, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, CO (50 registrants)
 
Stakeholder feedback was also gathered from representative groups of industry, environmental groups, local government, utilities, and other U.S. Climate Alliance states, as well as via email through January 27, 2020.

 

The Air Pollution Control Division vs. the Air Quality Control Commission: What’s the difference?

Air Pollution Control Division         

Air Quality Control Commission    

  • as part of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, implements and  enforces Air Quality Control Commission regulations and relevant air quality laws.
  • works to make Colorado’s air as clean and healthy as possible.
  • provides technical and scientific insight during the regulatory process.
  • Serves as staff to the Air Quality Control Commission.
  • proposes new rules and regulations under relevant state laws to be considered by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission.
  • Implements rules adopted by the Air Quality Control Commission.
 
  • 9-member citizen body responsible for adopting and revising Colorado’s air quality standards, regulations, and policy, typically through a process known as rulemaking.
  • adopts a cost-effective and efficient air quality management program that promotes clean and healthy air for Colorado's citizens and visitors, protects Colorado's scenic and natural resources, and promotes statewide greenhouse gas pollution abatement.
  • is Governor-appointed, confirmed by the Senate, and authorized by the Colorado General Assembly to oversee Colorado’s air quality program according to the Colorado Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act.

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/apcd

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/aqcc