On Sept. 15, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) officially kicked off their process of reviewing the ozone State Implementation Plan (SIP) to meet the EPA air quality standards for the Denver Metro/North Front Range nonattainment area.
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) created the plan and approved it on August 5, 2022 before sending it off to the AQCC. The region has been out of attainment for ozone pollution for years and previous SIPs have failed to bring ozone pollution down enough to meet the EPA healthy air requirements.
The commission will solicit feedback from the public between now and December, when they’re expected to issue their approval of a plan before it’s submitted to the EPA.
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