Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 3, 1998
Scott Nachtrieb (866-4752)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF FEDERAL OFFICIALS IN CONNECTION WITH VISIBILITY MONITORING IN CLASS I AREAS.
Summary of Assessment
The bill would require federal land managers in Colorado to develop a plan for evaluating regional haze and visibility impairment in each mandatory class I federal area in Colorado and submit a plan for approval to the Air Pollution Control Division for incorporation by the Air Quality Control Commission into The State Implementation Plan. The federal government would pay the expenses of administering any approved plan. The bill would become effective at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the ninety-day period after adjournment sine die of the General Assembly, or on the date of the official declaration of the vote of the people as proclaimed by the Governor, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to Article V, Section 1 (3) of the State Constitution.
This bill would require the federal government to develop a plan for monitoring and controlling air pollution and pay the costs of administering the plan. This bill would not increase the workload of the Air Quality Control Commission or the Air Pollution Control Division. Therefore, this bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.
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