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Colorado Bulk Transmission Air Quality Assessment(15-CO)

In Colorado, bulk transmission project construction activities and equipment (e.g., certain diesel generators, construction equipment, fugitive dust emissions) may require the submission an Air Pollutant Emission Notice (APEN), the receipt of a General Permit or Construction Permit for Land Development, and compliance with fugitive dust rules.

A developer must submit an Air Pollutant Emission Notice (APEN) for Land Development to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Air Pollution Control Division if the project disturbs or covers 25 or more contiguous acres of land or continues for 6 or more months. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – An Overview of Colorado Air Regulations for Land Development. For such projects, a developer typically must obtain either coverage under the Land Development General Permit or Construction Permit for Land Development. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – An Overview of Colorado Air Regulations for Land Development.

A developer engaging in construction activities must also comply with Colorado’s fugitive dust rules contained in 5 Colo. Code Regs. § 1001-3(III)(D). The developer should consider the project’s impact on air quality and comply with federal and state law.

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