HB 24-1330

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 22, 2024
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Air Quality Permitting


Section 1 of the bill clarifies that a request for general permit registration does not constitute having a valid construction permit (permit). Section 1 also requires the division of administration in the department of public health and environment (division) or the air quality control commission (commission), in evaluating a permit application for an emitting source (source) that includes an oil and gas system (oil and gas system), to: Aggregate emissions from the oil and gas system; and Include emissions from exploration and preproduction activities. Section 2 requires that the division or the commission only grant permits for certain proposed sources in a nonattainment area if: The division or commission determines that the proposed source will not contribute to an exceedance of any applicable national ambient air quality standard (determination); The owner or operator of the proposed source achieves emissions reductions of each air pollutant for which the nonattainment area is in nonattainment that are equal to or greater than the anticipated emissions of the proposed source; and The proposed source is not in a disproportionately impacted community. On and after January 1, 2025, the division or commission must base any determination on the modeling of air quality impacts from emissions (air quality modeling). If a permit is granted after air quality modeling is conducted: Any assumption used in the air quality modeling must be included in the permit as a permit condition; and Any averaging time utilized for a permit condition must be no greater than the averaging time for any applicable national ambient air quality standard. Section 3 requires the energy and carbon management commission to require that an oil and gas operator obtain a permit from the division or the commission before making a final determination on an oil and gas permit application.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Apr 15, 2024


House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Appropriations

Mar 13, 2024


House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee

Feb 22, 2024


Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment

  • Introduction
Energy & Environment

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced (02/22/2024) PDF
PA2 (04/16/2024) PDF
PA1 (03/13/2024) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/06/2024) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/04/2024) PDF


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