AQCC public participation and hearing guidance

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Public participation and hearing guidance
The Guidebooks have been prepared to provide members of the public and other interested parties information on the hearing processes, known as “rulemaking”, "adjudication", and "informational or public". Following are our guidance documents. Templates referenced are available upon request through the commission office.

Guidebook: Adjudicatory Hearing
Guidebook: Informational Hearing
Guidebook: Rulemaking Hearing

The office of the Air Quality Control Commission held a Public Participation Workshop on September 4, 2019 at the Broomfield Library Auditorium. The workshop provided members of the public with information on how to most effectively participate in commission rulemaking proceedings, especially those regarding oil and gas activities. This same information was also provided at a public meeting held at the Grand Junction City Hall Auditorium on September 10, 2019.

If you wish to participate in the commission’s hearing processes, you are responsible for reviewing relevant statutes and rules that apply to the hearing process to make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities. More details about these processes may be found in the Commission’s Procedural Rules, 5 CCR 1001-1, the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act (APPCA), C.R.S. §25-7-101, et seq., and the Colorado Administrative Procedures Act (APA), C.R.S. §24-4-103.