AQCC HEARING 9/17/20 PUBLIC COMMENT REGISTRATION

There will be two opportunities for public comment on September 17. At 9:05 AM, Sept 8, the public was invited to provide general oral public comment on any air pollution issue of their choosing, whether it is on the agenda or not. It quickly filled to capacity within an hour, but you can still file written comment at this link.

The second opportunity is to comment on Regulation Number 7, which is about air pollution from O&G operations, which begins at 4:30pm that day.

You can register to speak (via Zoom) at this link, which was still available at 10am, Sept 8.

You may also submit written comments on this issue by email to cdphe.aqcc-comments@state.co.us, with the subject line noting your comments are about Regulation Number 7.

 

AQCC Regional Haze hearings

PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION:

This hearing will be held online only; there will be no in-person participation. This rulemaking hearing will consider
revisions to the Regional Haze SIP and Regulation Number 3 related to the control of NOx/SO2/PM emissions

Details related to participation and registration can be found at:
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/aqcc

For more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sBKD9t-tzGQuybjgHs4u7Sf4oJSQHVQT/view

The Commission encourages input from non-parties, either orally during the public comment session or in writing prior to or at the hearing. However, oral publiccomment will generally not be permitted by persons who offer comment on behalf of an entity that is a party, or is a member of a party to the hearing. Those persons may, however, submit written public comment. Written comments should be submitted no later than November 3, 2020 by emailing
cdphe.aqcc-comments@state.co.us

AQCC ozone rulemaking

Sign-up will stay open until the hearing gets filled up, so sign up ASAP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeR6qQ2S26blRlu58OBdPu9xHl5hIPys3P1F3rXuUdpqKtntg/viewform
The Air Quality Control Commission public comment period is next Wednesday December 16 starting at 4:30 PM.  The Commission will be taking comment on proposed rules to address ozone pollution in the Denver Metro/North Front Range region.  Many CCLC groups are participating as parties to the rulemaking and have raised concerns that the proposed rules do not sufficiently rein in fossil fuel pollution in the region.  WildEarth Guardians has actually submitted an alternate proposal calling for reductions in motor vehicle emissions and pollution offsets from new stationary sources, more background here, https://wildearthguardians.org/press-releases/wildearth-guardians-calls-on-co-health-officials-confront-denver-metro-smog-pollution/.

Colorado agencies seek public input on communities impacted by poor air quality

Public Notice for Colorado Communities

Air Quality Control Commission and Air Quality Control Division:
Environmental Justice Act Enhanced Outreach to Disproportionately Impacted Communities

In July 2021, the Colorado legislature passed the Environmental Justice Act (House Bill 21-1266). Colorado’s EJ Act commits to strengthening environmental justice and prioritizes reducing environmental and health harms in disproportionately impacted communities.

The regional haze round is where there will be opportunity for public comment about communities impacted by air pollution.

Date/Time: Saturday, November 6, 2021 9:00 am
Topics to be discussed:
1. Lead Based Paint (Regulation 19)
2. Regional Haze Round 2 (Regulation 23)

Zoom Registration Link: see here

There will additional public meetings on Nov 17 and Dec 4, which will be posted here soon.

To register your comments prior to the meetings, see this form that connects you to the AQCC.

 

 

How to Influence Colorado’s Oil and Gas Permitting Process

From 350 Colorado:

Please join us and our co-hosts to take a deep dive into learning about Colorado’s oil & gas operating permit review process and what impact you can make on it! This webinar will provide the information that folks well-versed in o&g issues need to access, analyze, give input, and influence the review of oil and gas permits being considered by the COGCC. Our featured speaker, Brad Klafehn, is an expert on oil and gas development plans.  Link: RSVP here to attend!

Here’s the Facebook event as well.