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 adopted and incorporated by reference the federal New Source Performance Standards and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, many of which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive particulate emissions, as well as visible emissions provisions and fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions requirements. In addition to federal requirements, Colorado has instituted rules to control fugitive emissions of particulates (dust), VOCs, and odors. The state also goes beyond fugitive VOC emissions controls by implementing requirements to control fugitive hydrocarbon emissions from the oil and gas industry.
• Administration and enforcement. CDPHE's APCD is charged with the administration and enforcement of all air regulations, including those relating to fugitive emissions.