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Current 8-Hour Ozone Summary

Ozone Summary through May 15, 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...

RAQC Hiring: Programs Director

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.

EPA Proposes Reclassification under 2008 and 2015 8-hour Ozone NAAQS

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):

 

 

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.

RAQC and APCD Hosting April Public Listening Session

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...

RAQC Releases 13th Issue of “The Air Monitor” Quarterly E-Newsletter

In an effort to keep interested stakeholders informed of current happenings with RAQC programs, partners, and air quality news and events, the RAQC created The Air Monitor quarterly e-newsletter. You can read the most current issue here and see all past issues here. If you are interested in subscribing to the newsletter, sign up here.

RAQC and APCD hosting public listening sessions

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...

RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. Releases 2021 Highlight Video

The RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. (SSBA) team is excited to release a video with highlights from the 2021 campaign. The SSBA team couldn’t do any of this important work without their numerous partners, who are taking action and making a positive impact more and more every year. We always welcome new partnerships, so if you are a local community or organization in the Denver Metro area looking to make a positive impact that improves air quality and public health, please contact Sara Goodwin at the RAQC. You can watch the 2021 highlight video here.