Author: Bethany Moffat

Environmental Justice Requirements in Colorado

The Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently added new requirements for sources to submit Environmental Justice reports for permit applications and renewals.  The new requirements include running reports from their new Environmental Justice Tool and reviewing those reports for areas where additional community outreach and pollution mitigation […]

Air Compliance Training

Do you ever feel like everyone in your facility could use some basic air quality education? Bethany Moffat has worked with clients to provide a basic understanding of air quality rules and how it applies to their specific jobs. Maybe your research and development team needs to understand what chemical outputs should be avoided or […]

Severe Ozone Nonattainment Status Finalization

The Denver Metro North Front Range area has recently been reclassified to a severe ozone nonattainment area.   This reclassification is an effort to reduce the brown smog that often covers our city and impacts the health of residents.  This will mean more stringent requirements for new sources and modifications in the area.  Depending on your […]

Return to the University of Denver

Bethany is proud to announce her return to her alma mater for Winter Quarter 2022!  She will be teaching Integrated Environmental Systems as a hybrid course online and on campus in the Environmental Policy and Management Masters program.  Check out her faculty bio here :

Smaller Sources and Potential to Emit

With major source limits in the Denver metro area non-attainment area lowering to 25 tons per year of NOx or VOC in early 2022, many sources that have previously considered themselves to be small may be bumping into major source limits and the permitting requirements applicable to major sources.  The 25 tons per year emission […]

Greenhouse Gas Energy Audits for Colorado Manufacturers

The Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) is working on a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Audit Program that will focus on reducing GHG emissions from manufacturing facilities.  The program has been created in response to Colorado Revised Statute Section 25-7-102(2(g) which set the following goals for GHG reduction in the state: 26% reduction by 2025 50% reduction […]

Planning for Ozone Non-attainment Downgrade – Again

On December 15, 2020 Governor Polis released a statement about his intentions to push for a downgrade for the Denver Metropolitan/North Front Range Area from serious to severe non-attainment for the area’s ozone levels.  The area has been unable to achieve a ground-level ozone standard of 75 ppb.  The statement said that state agencies and […]

Project Emissions Accounting Update

On October 22, 2020 the EPA finalized the latest guidance on Project Emissions Accounting for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR). In short, the new guidance says that sources can consider emissions reductions in the first step of emissions accounting, which allows them to couple emissions reductions with increases that […]