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Toxic air contaminants: gap analysis

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The Air Pollution Control Division is reviewing all available toxic air contaminant annual emission data reported from facilities across Colorado. The division is analyzing this data for gaps. The division will summarize this analysis in a report for the Air Quality Control Commission. This report is required before the division  proposes any changes to toxic air contaminant reporting requirements created under a 2022 state law: Public Protections from Toxic Air Contaminants.  

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Background

On June 2, 2022, Public Protections from Toxic Air Contaminants (HB22-1244) was signed into law. This law requires rulemaking actions by the Air Quality Control Commission to:

  1. Receive a report from the division to identify gaps in toxic air contaminant reporting.
  2. Based on this analysis, consider changes to the toxic air contaminant reporting requirements, beginning with calendar year 2025 emissions.

The law requires the Air Pollution Control Division to conduct public outreach on this gap analysis report. In particular, the law requires the division to conduct outreach to disproportionately impacted communities and workers at stationary sources.

The law also requires that a formal written public comment period before the division sends this report to the Air Quality Control Commission.

Additional information regarding toxic air contaminant reporting in Colorado is available on the toxic air contaminants reporting website.

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Public meetings

Join the Air Pollution Control Division for upcoming public meetings. You may register for the meetings below. A recording and presentation slides will be available on this web page after each meeting.

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 6 - 8 p.m. Recording | Presentation

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Public comments

The Air Pollution Control Division anticipates the draft gap analysis report will be available in late May or early June 2024. The division will post the draft report on this website. The division will also announce a 30-day written public comment period. The division will summarize comments received and changes made to the final gap analysis report.

Air Quality Control Commission rulemaking and informational hearing schedules

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Final gap analysis report: Oct. 1, 2024.

  • The division will submit the gap analysis report to the Air Quality Control Commission. The report will reflect any changes made based on public comments.

Informational hearing: Oct. 17 -18, 2024.

  • Topic: The Air Quality Control Commission will hold an informational hearing about the draft gap analysis report for toxics air contaminants reporting.

Request for rulemaking: Dec. 19 - 20, 2024.

  • Topic: The division will request the Air Quality Control Commission set a hearing to consider revisions to air toxic reporting requirements, as required by HB22-1244.

Contact us

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Email: cdphe_apcd_airtoxics@state.co.us

Use subject line: "Air Toxics Gap Analysis Report"