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 […]
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Applewood is pleased to announce that Bethany Moffat received her Method 9 Certification on October 21st, 2021. If you have need for opacity observation or a Method 9 report, please reach out!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My son has asthma and the wildfire smoke has been making him cough. It is a nasty, goopy cough, which has garnered some fun stares in COVID times. His asthma specialist recommended that we purchase HEPA air purifiers and place them in our home. This is also the best way to deal with wildfire smoke […]