Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Air Pollution Control Division (APCD)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado has developed an air emissions control program regulating stationary sources that meets and, in some cases, exceeds federal standards. The state requires air pollutant emissions notices (APENs) to be filed and fees to be paid before emissions of air pollutants can occur. Construction permits are then issued to all sources emitting over the state-established thresholds, with major sources having to comply with nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) requirements. Title V operating permits are also required for major sources.
• Administration and enforcement. CDPHE's APCD is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air pollution permitting program.
Before initiating any permitting activity, it is important to quantify emissions from the facility and/or the new or modified emissions unit. Having an ...