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Current 8-Hour Ozone Summary

Ozone Summary through August 02, 2020 8- 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) and consistent with Data Reporting and Handling Conventions outlined in 40 CFR Part...

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Program

The Regional Air Quality Council has begun receiving comments from stakeholders and individuals regarding the proposed Low Emission Vehicle program under consideration by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC).  You can view these comments below. Click...

Ozone Season Data Tracking

The Denver Metro/North Front Range area is designated as nonattainment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the pollutant ozone. The 2015 8-Hour Ozone Standard is 70 parts per billion (ppb) and is calculated using a rolling three-year average of the...

RAQC Partner Agencies Launch Comprehensive Clean Trucking Strategy

On July 14th, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Colorado Energy Office (CEO) announced that the state is signing a multi-state Memorandum of Understanding to work collaboratively to advance the market for electric trucks and buses. The agencies also announced a public process to work with the industry and community stakeholders to develop a broad set of strategies to reduce emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. With transportation now the largest source of air pollution in Colorado — and with our economy increasingly reliant on freight, as exemplified during the COVID-19 crisis — it is critical that the state develop a thoughtful and balanced approach that provides a pathway for emissions reductions from this key sector.

You can read the press release here.

The RAQC is Taking Public Comment on the Serious SIP

In response to being reclassified to a Serious ozone nonattainment area by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), effective January 2020, the RAQC, in close coordination with the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division and EPA Region 8 staff, have developed a draft Serious State Implementation Plan for the Denver Metro and North Front Range Ozone Nonattainment Area under the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

 

At this time, the RAQC is requesting the public review the draft plan and provide comment. Written comment can be submitted through July 31, 2020 at sipcomments@raqc.org. Oral comments will be accepted at the RAQC’s August meeting, and are limited to three minutes per person. Please email  sipcomments@raqc.org by August 5th if you plan to submit oral testimony.

The RAQC and Home Depot Unveil New Mow Down Pollution – Lawn Mower Exchange Program!

In an effort to reduce ground-level ozone and improve air quality in the Denver Metro/North Front Range areas, the RAQC and our program partners are excited to launch a new Mow Down Pollution – Lawn Mower Exchange program with The Home Depot! The RAQC will offer $150 vouchers to people who choose to recycle and replace their gas-powered lawn mowers with rechargeable or corded electric lawn mowers at participating Home Depots. 

Get more information at the Mow Down Pollution program website and flyer.

2020 Modeling Forum

On June 4, 2020 RAQC staff hosted the 2020 Modeling Forum.  Ramboll and Alpine Geophysics provided an overview of the new 2016 modeling platform development and performance as well as modeled 2020 and 2023 design values for the Serious Area Ozone State Implementation Plan (SIP) attainment demonstration and air quality planning purposes. A copy of all materials presented along with a recording of the Forum are available.

RAQC Joins Multiple State Partners in Can Do Colorado Community Challenge

Yesterday, Governor Polis announced the Can Do Colorado Community Challenge, an extension of Can Do Colorado, which spotlights and supports innovative businesses that are finding creative ways to continue serving their customers safely, implementing teleworking, and reducing in-person interactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Can Do Colorado Community Challenge calls on local governments and businesses to continue finding safe and sustainable opportunities to jump start the local economy and implement these practices until a cure or vaccine is created. The state wants to continue to champion things like teleworking whenever possible; equity for essential workers; and helping communities provide safe spaces for all to walk, bike, dine, and conduct business. You can read the press release here.

The RAQC worked with numerous partners on the initiative, including the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Affairs, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado Energy Office, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and the Denver Regional Council of Governments.

Various RAQC programs and resources to aid in this effort and improve air quality are featured in the Challenge fact sheet and on the Improve Air Quality website page.

The RAQC and CEO Open Charge Ahead Colorado Application for Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Funding

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and Colorado Energy Office (CEO) have opened the Charge Ahead Colorado application for electric vehicle (EV) and charging station funding. At this time, the RAQC has funding for both charging stations and EVs for applicants within the Denver Metro Area. CEO has funding for charging stations for applicants outside the Denver Metro Area. All charging stations are required to be networked.

An application guide, informational webinar, application and other grant resources can be found on the Charge Ahead Colorado Homepage.

Serious Ozone SIP Catch-Up Session Control Strategy Meeting – November 18th, 2020 Control Strategy Meeting – September 16th, 2020 Control Strategy Committee: Employer Based Trip Reduction Work Group – July 27, 2020 Control Strategy Committee: Vehicle I/M & Fuels Formulations Work Group – July 7, 2020 Control Strategy Committee: Clean Air Fund Work Group – July 7, 2020 Control Strategy Meeting – July 15th, 2020 Control Strategy Committee: Employer Based Trip Reduction Work Group – June 22, 2020 Control Strategy Committee: Clean Air Fund Work Group – June 2, 2020 RAQC Modeling Forum Control Strategy Committee: Employer Based Trip Reduction Work Group – May 26, 2020 Control Strategy Committee: Employer Based Trip Reduction Work Group – April 27, 2020 Control Strategy Committee: Vehicle I/M & Fuels Formulations Work Group – May 5, 2020 Control Strategy Committee: Clean Air Fund Work Group – May 5, 2020 Control Strategy Meeting – May 20th, 2020 Control Strategy Meeting – April 15th, 2020 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