The Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) hosted a meeting recently concerning the reclassification of the Denver Metro North Front Range area from moderate to serious nonattainment. This change would reduce the major source threshold by one-half and also lower the significant emission rate (SER) which triggers major source permitting. With the lower threshold, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment estimates that over 600 existing sources will become Title V major sources. With the lower SER, there will likely be more permitting actions subject to major modifications. All of these will result in more complex permitting and longer permitting timelines.
If you missed the Air Summit, there's another opportunity to learn more and to begin planning for this likely inevitable change by attending Trinity Consultant's complimentary breakfast event on November 7, click here for more information. Or contact Anna Unruh with Trinity's Denver office at (720) 638-7647.