Ozone Summary through July 05, 20228- hour Ozone Summary is based on 8-hour averages of raw 1-hour ozone data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) through EPA AirNow and consistent with Data Reporting and Handling Conventions outlined...
The Regional Air Quality Council welcomed 14 board members to serve through April of 2025. The RAQC’s board, currently consisting of 29 members, is appointed by the governor of Colorado. Applicants are selected from across the front range and are chosen because of their varied backgrounds and their commitment to improving air quality:
New members to the board:
In addition to the 5 new members, 9 members have been reappointed to an additional term.
For more information on RAQC board members, visit raqc.org/board-members
The RAQC would also like to thank five departing board members for their service to the organization and the state. We appreciate the time they have given.
The RAQC has a unique opportunity for a qualified individual to join a dynamic, passionate, mission-driven team. Reporting to the Executive Director, and in collaboration with other staff, the Programs Director will manage or direct program implementation of the mobile sources, lawn and garden, and other emission reduction program. This position will also manage or direct other programs and special projects as developed. The Programs Director will be part of a leadership team tasked with expanding the organization’s impact and guiding the implementation of our annual work program as directed by our Executive Order.
Position Announcement: Programs Director
Application period: Initial deadline is May 13, 2022; will remain open until filled.
On April 13, 2022 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to reclassify the Denver Metro/North Front Range Nonattainment area under both the 2008 and 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS):
- Under the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS of 75 parts per billion the EPA is proposing to reclassify the DM/NFR nonattainment area to Severe.
- Under the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS of 70 parts per billion the EPA is proposing to reclassify the DM/NFR nonattainment area to Moderate.
The EPA will be accepting written comments on the proposals through June 12, 2022 and will be holding a virtual hearing May 9, 2022. Proposed reclassifications will not take effect until EPA publishes the final reclassification in the Federal Register.
For more information on the RAQC’s planning efforts under both standards please see the RAQC’s Air Quality Planning page.
PUBLIC LISTENING SESSIONS: OZONE Colorado is actively planning next steps in addressing ozone in the North Front Range. These initial listening sessions will share basic ozone information, identify planning processes and potential reduction strategies, and provide...