Colorado Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive particulate matter emissions: 5 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1001-3, Section III D

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General requirements: 5 CCR 1001-3, Section III(D)(1)

Sources subject to controls: 5 CCR 1001-3, Section III(D)(2)

Visible emissions: 5 CCR 1001-3, Section II(A) and Section II(B)

Fugitive hydrocarbon emissions:

Oil and gas operations: 5 CCR 1001-9, Section XVII

Odor: 5 CCR 1001-4

General requirements: 5 CCR 1001-4, Part A

Swine feeding operations: 5 CCR 1001-4, Part B

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements


General Requirements

5 CCR 1001-3, Section III(D)(1)

Existing sources.

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Colorado Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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