Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Settlement

The State of Colorado will receive over $68.7 million from a settlement with the car manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America. The funds will be used to reduce air pollution in Colorado. Colorado will fund certain eligible projects to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from the transportation sector. In addition to cutting NOx emissions, the projects that receive funding are likely to reduce ozone concentrations and emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is the state’s lead agency to oversee how this money is distributed and spent. We coordinated with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Energy Office, Regional Air Quality Council, and other agencies to help develop Colorado's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.

 

Certain categories of mitigation actions are eligible to receive funding from the settlement funds. Each of these eligible mitigation actions must help reduce NOx emissions in the state of Colorado to fulfill the purposes of the State trust agreement. States are free to fund any of the eligible mitigation actions in any proportion, except that no more than 15% of the funds may be used for light duty zero emission vehicle supply equipment. When selecting eligible projects for funding, we will consider all the benefits of a proposed project, including NOx emission reductions, reductions of other pollutants and improved safety, among other benefits.

Class 8 Local Freight Trucks

Model year 1992-2009 Class 8 local freight trucks (Heavy-Duty) may be replaced with new electric vehicles, RNG and hydrogen fuel cell will be considered. Eligible trucks must be scrapped. If you are applying for funds to replace an existing vehicle with an electric vehicle, charging equipment associated with that vehicle may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details.

Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks

Model year 1992-2009 Class 4-7 local freight trucks (Medium-Duty) may be replaced with new electric vehicles, RNG and hydrogen fuel cell will be considered. Model year 1992-2001. Eligible trucks must be scrapped. If you are applying for funds to replace an existing vehicle with an electric vehicle, charging equipment associated with that vehicle may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details

Class 4-8 School Buses, Shuttle Buses, and Transit Buses

Model year 2009 and older Class 4-8 school buses, shuttle buses, and model year 2009 and older Class 4-8 transit buses may be replaced with new electric bus, RNG and hydrogen fuel cell will be considered. Eligible buses must be scrapped. If you are applying for funds to replace an existing bus with an electric bus, charging equipment associated with that vehicle may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details. 

Freight Switchers

Freight switchers include pre-Tier 4 locomotives that operate 1000 hours or more per year. Freight switchers may be replaced with new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) alternative fuel or electric switchers (including the generator sets). Eligible freight switcher must be scrapped. If you are applying for funds to replace an existing switcher with an electric switcher, charging equipment associated with that switcher may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details.

Airport Ground Support Equipment

Airport Ground Support Equipment includes Tier 0-2 diesel powered equipment; and uncertified or certified to 3 g/bhp-hr or higher emissions, spark ignition engine powered airport ground support equipment. Eligible equipment may be replaced with the same airport ground support equipment in an All-Electric form. Eligible equipment must be scrapped. Charging equipment associated with the new electric equipment may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details.

Forklifts

Forklifts with greater than 8000 pounds lift capacity may be replaced with new All-Electric forklifts. Eligible forklifts must be scrapped. Charging equipment associated with the new All-Electric forklift may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details. 

Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment

Funding is available for electric vehicle charging stations, Level 2 and Fast-charging, located in a public place, workplace, or multi-unit dwelling. Incentives for funding will be different for community charging stations vs. highway corridor charging stations. Colorado will also monitor developments in the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle industry and determine program incentives where needed to accommodate applications for fueling infrastructure in this sector. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details.  

DERA

Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) option. The DERA option allows states to use trust funds to voluntarily match or over-match DERA State Clean Diesel grants. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details.  

Colorado will distribute funds using several program that are already in place through our partner agencies. The existing programs have been modified to fulfill the goals and requirements of the trust and each program.  Links to apply below will direct you to partnering websites.  

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Replacement Program - Application (Closed) 

  • 1992-2009 model year Class 8 Local Freight Trucks (Heavy-Duty) Greater than 33,000 lbs
  • Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks (Medium-Duty) Between 14,001 and 33,000 lbs
  • Model year 2009 and older Class 4-8 School and Intra-facility Shuttle Buses, Between 14,001 and 33,000 lbs
  • Railroad Freight Switchers
  • Airport Ground Support Equipment
  • Heavy Forklifts, greater than 8,000 pound lift capacity
  • Port Cargo Handling Equipment (yard trucks) 

Transit Bus Replacement Program - Application (Closed) 

  • Class 4-8 transit buses

Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment Program

  • Level 2 and Fast Charging Stations - Application (Closed) 
  • Electric Vehicle Direct Current Fast-Charging Plazas Program - Application (Open - Deadline Sept 30, 2020) 

Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) - Application (Closed) 

 

Requests for applications and funding rounds will vary for each program.  Please check back frequently or sign up to receive email notifications as to when funding rounds open. 

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The following document lists enforcement histories and any regulatory violations of Regulation 8, Part B, for approximately the past five years.

Sources are listed alphabetically. The document will be updated periodically.

  • Asbestos enforcement cases, excluding schools.

Demolition notifications and abatement permits

  • You must provide notification for all demolitions of all facilities (see definition in Regulation 8, Part B) and all asbestos abatement projects that exceed the trigger levels, whichever is the lesser quantity.
    • The notification requirements apply to both friable and nonfriable asbestos materials.
  • You must obtain a permit for the abatement of friable asbestos projects where the quantity of asbestos-containing material to be abated exceeds the trigger levels, whichever is the lesser quantity, and the work is in an area of public access.
  • You must provide notification of activities that will disturb asbestos contaminated soil.

 

Forms for demolition and abatement notifications and permits

 

Form for asbestos contaminated soil disturbance

 

Other information

We're designated by the governor's office to oversee asbestos management plans for all public and private nonprofit schools in Colorado.

 

In 1995 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted Colorado a waiver to completely administer and enforce the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act regulations within the state. We're responsible for maintaining the management plan files and inspecting schools to make sure they comply with the regulations.

Asbestos Certification Fees
  • GAC - $1,000.00
  • GAC (initial) - $2,000.00
  • GAC (renewal) - $1,000.00
  • Out-of-State GAC (initial) - $3,000.00
  • Out-of-State GAC (renewal) - $2,000.00
  • Worker - $125.00
  • Supervisor - $250.00
  • Project Designer - $250.00
  • Building Inspector - $175.00
  • Air Monitoring Specialist - $250.00
  • Supervisor/Project Designer - $275.00
  • Building Inspector/Management Planner - $275.00
  • Retest (per occurrence) - $125.00
  • Lost Card (per card) - $25.00
  • Training Provider - initial course material review, per discipline* - $250.00
  • Training Provider - renewal, per discipline* - $100.00
    •  *plus per student fee - $10.00
  • Asbestos Consulting Company - $500.00
  • Asbestos Laboratory - $250.00
Asbestos Permit Fees
  • Single Family Residential Dwelling Notice - $60.00
  • Single Family Residential Dwelling 30 day permit - $180.00
  • Single Family Residential Dwelling 90 day permit - $300.00
  • Single Family Residential Dwelling 1 year permit - $420.00
  • Public & Commercial Notice - $80.00
  • Public & Commercial 30 day permit - $400.00
  • Public & Commercial 90 day permit - $800.00
  • Public & Commercial 1 year permit - $1,200.00
  • Multiphase Processing fee - $80.00
  • Permit Transfer - $55.00
  • Demolition Notice* - $50.00
    •  *plus per 1,000 square foot - $5.00
  • Variance Review - $50.00

 

Projects eligible to receive funds

Projects eligible to receive funds

Air Regulation 8, Part B
Eligible equipment types, incentives, requirements 

Certain categories of mitigation actions are eligible to receive funding from the settlement funds. Each of these eligible mitigation actions must help reduce NOx emissions in the state of Colorado to fulfill the purposes of the State trust agreement. States are free to fund any of the eligible mitigation actions in any proportion, except that no more than 15% of the funds may be used for light duty zero emission vehicle supply equipment. When selecting eligible projects for funding, we will consider all the benefits of a proposed project, including NOx emission reductions, reductions of other pollutants and improved safety, among other benefits. 

  • Class 8 Local Freight Trucks- Model year 1992-2009 Class 8 local freight trucks (Heavy-Duty) may be replaced with new electric vehicles, RNG and hydrogen fuel cell will be considered. Eligible trucks must be scrapped. If you are applying for funds to replace an existing vehicle with an electric vehicle, charging equipment associated with that vehicle may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details.
  • Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks - Model year 1992-2009 Class 4-7 local freight trucks (Medium-Duty) may be replaced with new electric vehicles, RNG and hydrogen fuel cell will be considered. Model year 1992-2001. Eligible trucks must be scrapped. If you are applying for funds to replace an existing vehicle with an electric vehicle, charging equipment associated with that vehicle may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details..
  • Class 4-8 School Buses, Shuttle Buses, and Transit Buses- Model year 2009 and older Class 4-8 school buses, shuttle buses, and model year 2009 and older Class 4-8 transit buses may be replaced with new electric bus, RNG and hydrogen fuel cell will be considered. Eligible buses must be scrapped. If you are applying for funds to replace an existing bus with an electric bus, charging equipment associated with that vehicle may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details. 
  • Freight Switchers- Freight switchers include pre-Tier 4 locomotives that operate 1000 hours or more per year. Freight switchers may be replaced with new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) alternative fuel or electric switchers (including the generator sets). Eligible freight switcher must be scrapped. If you are applying for funds to replace an existing switcher with an electric switcher, charging equipment associated with that switcher may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details. 
  • Airport Ground Support Equipment- Airport Ground Support Equipment includes Tier 0-2 diesel powered equipment; and uncertified or certified to 3 g/bhp-hr or higher emissions, spark ignition engine powered airport ground support equipment. Eligible equipment may be replaced with the same airport ground support equipment in an All-Electric form. Eligible equipment must be scrapped. Charging equipment associated with the new electric equipment may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details.
  • Forklifts- Forklifts with greater than 8000 pounds lift capacity may be replaced with new All-Electric forklifts. Eligible forklifts must be scrapped. Charging equipment associated with the new All-Electric forklift may also receive funds. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details. 
  • Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment- Funding is available for electric vehicle charging stations, Level 2 and Fast-charging, located in a public place, workplace, or multi-unit dwelling. Incentives for funding will be different for community charging stations vs. highway corridor charging stations. Colorado will also monitor developments in the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle industry and determine program incentives where needed to accommodate applications for fueling infrastructure in this sector. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details.  
  •  DERA- Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) option. The DERA option allows states to use trust funds to voluntarily match or over-match DERA State Clean Diesel grants. See Colorado's mitigation plan for further details.  
Solid waste regulations 6 CCR 1007-2 Part 1, Section 5

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Contacts
General cdphe.asbestos@state.co.us  
Certification & Training Jacquie Barela 303 692 3196
Field Operations Supervisor Curtis Burns 303 692 3153
  David Willer 303 692 3053
Compliance & Enforcement Supervisor Laura Manyak 303 692 3102
Inspectors Cody Archuleta 303 692 3273
  Beth Foley 303 692 3470
  Sam Kloser 303 692 3261
  Severen McGowan 303 691 4929
  Trevor Strosnider 303 692 3180
  Jeff Wolfe 303 692 3184
Indoor Environment Program Manager Laura Manyak (acting) 303 692 3102
Waste Disposal comments.hmwmd@state.co.us 303 692 3320
Asbestos contaminated soil Brian Long 303 691 4033
Denver County Health Stacy Guillaume 720 865 5474
Pueblo County Health   719 583 4300

 

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