Colorado Environmental News

  • Emission Reduction Credits  - 

    Though long allowed by regulation, the emission reduction credit program in Colorado has been mostly dormant. Driven in part by recent developments in the ozone nonattainment area, but also to encourage the development of lower cost pollution »

  • Ozone Nonattainment Update  - 

    As reported previously, last month the US EPA issued an air quality designation establishing the 9 county Denver-Metro-North-Front-Range in marginal nonattainment for the 8-hour 2015 ozone standard. The 2008 8-hour ozone standard remains in effect, »

  • Higher Permitting Fees  - 

    The legislatively approved fee increases for APENs and permit processing are now in effect. The APEN fee is $191.13 for each APEN, and the permit processing fee is $95.56 per APEN. Regulated pollutant and hazardous pollutant fees will increase to »

  • Permitting and Emissions Fees to Increase  - 

    The hourly permit processing fee, APEN filing fee, and per ton annual emission fees will likely be increasing this year under new caps approved by the Colorado legislature. In addition, the cap will automatically increase each year by the rate of »

  • EPA Oil and Gas Audit Program  - 

    On May 4, 2018, the EPA made available for public comment a draft standard audit program agreement tailored for new owners of oil and natural gas exploration and production facilities. As stated in the draft agreement: "The oil and natural gas »

  • Annual LDAR REports for Regulation No. 7 due May 31st  - 

    May 31, 2018 is the deadline to submit annual reports for Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) activities which occurred during calendar year 2017 for production sites and compressor stations.Use the Division's LDAR annual report form, which can be »

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