Ozone Summary through June 6, 20238- 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...
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...
4th Maximum Ozone Values Table (ppb) through July 22nd, 2018
Click here to view current table 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...
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APCD Ozone Public Listening Sessions / Recordatorio: Sesiones de escucha pública sobre el ozono
Join the Air Pollution Control Division for an Ozone Public Listening Session
Wednesday, May 31st, 5:30 – 7 p.m.:
- Register to attend in person at the Irving Street Library, Westminster OR
- Register to attend over Zoom
Saturday, August 19th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
- Register to attend over Zoom
Colorado is actively planning next steps in addressing ground-level ozone in the North Front Range.
The Air Pollution Control Division will use these meetings to discuss updated emissions inventories and provide updates on the work to reduce ozone. These sessions will also share Air Pollution Control Division efforts to assess technical analyses that support air quality planning efforts and advance potential reduction strategies. Join us to learn about ozone planning, ask questions, learn how to stay involved, and share comments!
For more information about this meeting or future ozone meetings hosted by the APCD, please sign up to receive notifications or find more information on our webpage.
Acompáñenos en una sesión de escucha para el público sobre el ozono
Miércoles, 31 de mayo, 5:30 a 7:00 p.m.:
- Regístrese para unirse en personaen Irving Street Library, Westminster o
- Regístrese en Zoom
Sábado, 19 de agosto, 10 a.m. a 12 p.m.:
- Regístrese en Zoom
Colorado está planificando activamente los próximos pasos que se darán para hacer frente al ozono a nivel del suelo en la zona del Front Range.
Durante estas reuniónes hablaremos de los inventarios de emisiones actualizados y proporcionaremos actualizaciones acerca del trabajo para reducir el ozono. Estas sesiónes incluye la evaluación de los análisis técnicos que respaldan la labor de planificación de la calidad del aire y la promoción de las posibles estrategias de reducción. ¡Acompáñenos para obtener más información sobre los planes del ozono, hacer preguntas, aprender cómo puede mantenerse involucrado o involucrada y compartir sus comentarios!
Para obtener más información sobre esta reunión u otras reuniones que la División de Control de la Contaminación del Aire organice en el futuro sobre el ozono, regístrese para recibir notificaciones o busque más información en nuestra página web.
RAQC Welcomes New Communications & Programs Coordinator
The Regional Air Quality Council welcomes Kelsey Simpkins to the RAQC staff. Prior to joining the RAQC, Kelsey worked at the University of Colorado Boulder in media relations and as a science writer, specializing in climate and environmental science. She previously worked for sustainability science NGO Future Earth as a digital engagement and communications specialist, and for the Twin Cities-based ecological restoration nonprofit Great River Greening in development and communications.
As Communications and Programs Coordinator, Kelsey will manage media, public relations, and community outreach and events for the Simple Steps Better Air program.
RAQC Hiring: Programs Coordinator
The RAQC has a unique opportunity for a qualified individual to join a dynamic, passionate, mission-driven team. Reporting to the Communications & Programs Director, and in collaboration with other staff, the Programs Coordinator will develop and implement programs related to mobile sources, lawn and garden, and emission reduction activities as defined by the RAQC.
This is a part-time position from June -August 2023, transitioning to full-time position beginning September 2023.
Job Announcement: Programs Coordinator
Initial Deadline: May 11, 2023, will remain open until filled.
RAQC Welcomes New Planning Director
The Regional Air Quality Council welcomes a new Planning Director, Tom Moore. He came to the RAQC after serving as the Technical Services Program manager at the State’s Air Pollution Control Division as well as working for many years for the Western Regional Air Partnership, coordinating air quality analysis and planning for the 15-state WRAP region. He has served as the Vice Chair for the Air Quality Enterprise Board and chaired the Fort Collins Air Quality Advisory Board. Tom has a B.S. degree in Physical Geography from Arizona State University.
As the Planning Director, he will be working on air quality control strategies, coordinating development of the State Implementation Plan components, and leading emission inventory and photochemical modeling analyses.
Ozone State Implementation Plan Passes RAQC Board
Press Release: Ozone State Implementation Plan Passes RAQC Board
RAQC Also Votes to Forward Polis Administration Request for Cost-Benefit Analysis on Reformulated Gas
RAQC Welcomes New Board Members
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.
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):
- 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.
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.