The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division (Division) is proposing a regulation for a Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Management for Manufacturers in Colorado (GEMM). Statute from House Bill 19-1261 requires that Colorado achieve economy-wide goals to reduce 2025 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 26%, 2030 GHG emissions by at least 50%, and 2050 GHG emissions by at least 90% compared to Colorado's GHG emissions total in 2005.
Statute from recently passed House Bill 21-1266 requires facilities that show they are using GHG Best Available Control Technologies and Energy Best Management Practices to achieve an additional 5% reduction in their GHG emissions. These requirements are being addressed in phase one of the GEMM rulemaking. House Bill 1266 also requires Colorado's manufacturing sector as a whole to reduce their emissions 20% by 2030, based on 2015 reported emissions, which will be addressed in a second phase of the GEMM rulemaking in 2022.
The proposed rule applies to four facilities in Colorado:
- Evraz Steel Mill in Pueblo
- Holcim-Portland Plant in Florence
- GCC Rio Grande in Pueblo
- Cemex Construction Materials South in Lyons
- Rulemaking hearing before the AQCC will be October 21-22, 2021.
- To provide written comment or sign up for updates, please email: email@example.com
- To register for the meeting or to provide oral public comment, visit the Air Quality Control Commission website: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/aqcc
- October Rulemaking Documents can be found HERE.
- July Rulemaking Request Documents can be found HERE.
- July Request for Rulemaking Presentation