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Tightening of Ozone Standard Delayed to 2013

  The Obama Administration has pushed back the tightening of the federal ozone standard which lobbyists say could cost billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs.  The current standard of 75 parts per billion set in 2008 by the Bush administration will stay...

U.S. regulators delay smog rule for fourth time

The Environmental Protection Agency is again delaying issuing a final limit on ozone (smog) pollution until the Obama administration has finished reviewing it.  The rule is going through interagency review at the White House Office of Management and Budget and...

Mow Down Pollution 2011

YOUR OLD MOWER'S DAYS ARE NUMBERED. The Regional Air Quality Council is planning our annual Mow Down Pollution even for May 7th at locations around the Denver metro area.  This year, we invited you to pre-register for your new Neuton mower after April 18 at...

Fuel Supply Costs and Impacts Study 2011

The Fuel Supply Costs and Impacts Study is complete and now available here. Please contact Jerry Dilley, the RAQC's Air Quality Engineer with questions at (303) 629-5450 ext....

RAQC Chooses ENVIRON/Alpine for SIP Modeling

After a thorough competitive RFP process, the RAQC has chosen to move forward on a contract with ENVIRON/Alpine. The contract will include modeling to support the development of the upcoming Ozone State Implementation Plan, as well as other tasks that may arise as the...

EPA delays the release of the final ozone NAAQS until December 31, 2010

EPA announced it is delaying the release of the final ozone NAAQS until approximately December 31, 2010.  In the motion filed with the court, EPA requests the court to continue to hold in abeyance the pending litigation on the 2008 ozone NAAQS while EPA completes the...