First Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 970660.01D BWM
SENATE BILL 97205
STATE OF COLORADO
BY SENATOR Norton;
also REPRESENTATIVE Anderson.
RESOURCES & ENERGY
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE "CLEAR AIR PARTNERSHIP ACT".
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments which may be subsequently
Directs the air quality control commission, pursuant
to provisions of the federal "Clean Air Act", to require
federal facilities including federal lands to minimize emissions
to the extent practicable in order to minimize the effects of
such activities on the attainment and maintenance of national
ambient air quality standards and the achievement of federal and
state visibility goals. Requires the air pollution control division
to communicate with appropriate officials of other states and
of the federal government to advocate adoption of the policy set
forth in this act.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. Legislative declaration short title. The general assembly hereby finds and declares that this act shall be known and may be cited as the "Clear Air Partnership Act".
SECTION 2. Part 2 of article 7 of title 25, Colorado Revised Statutes, 1989 Repl. Vol., as amended, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:
257214. Reducing emissions from federal facilities and federal lands. (1) THE COMMISSION, IN EXERCISING THE POWERS AUTHORIZED IN SECTION 118 OF THE FEDERAL "CLEAN AIR ACT" TO THE FULLEST EXTENT, SHALL REQUIRE ALL FEDERAL FACILITIES, INCLUDING ACTIVITIES DIRECTLY CONDUCTED BY OR ON BEHALF OF FEDERAL AGENCIES ON FEDERAL LANDS, TO MINIMIZE EMISSIONS TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICABLE IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE THEIR IMPACT OR REDUCE THE POTENTIAL FOR SUCH IMPACT ON BOTH THE ATTAINMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS AND THE ACHIEVEMENT OF FEDERAL AND STATE VISIBILITY GOALS. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED AT FEDERAL FACILITIES THAT RELATE TO MATTERS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. NOTWITHSTANDING THE STANDARDS OTHERWISE SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, WITHIN UNITS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM, THE COMMISSION SHALL ACT TO MINIMIZE THE GENERATION AND/OR IMPACTS OF SMOKE IN COLORADO WHEN PRESCRIBED BURNING IS NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN THE NATURAL ECOSYSTEM.
(2) THE DIVISION SHALL COMMUNICATE WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF OTHER STATES AND WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ADMINISTRATOR AND APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AGENCIES ADVOCATING ADOPTION OF THE POLICY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION BY FEDERAL OFFICIALS AND FEDERAL LAND MANAGERS OPERATING OUTSIDE OF COLORADO WHOSE ACTIONS OR EMISSIONS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO AFFECT THE VISIBILITY WITHIN THE STATE OF COLORADO.
SECTION 3. Effective date. This act shall take effect upon the signature of the governor.
SECTION 4. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.