Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
March 3, 1998
Scott Nachtrieb (866-4752)
TITLE: CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL RELATING TO APPROVAL OF AIR QUALITY CONTROL COMMISSION REVISIONS TO THE AIR QUALITY STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.
Summary of Assessment
The bill would approve the following revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were adopted by the Air Quality Control Commission and would allow them to be submitted to the federal Environmental Protection Agency:
● motor vehicle emissions inspection program changes;
● Colorado Springs’ redesignation as a carbon monoxide attainment area;
● revisions to the Longmont carbon monoxide SIP;
● adoption of a long-term strategy for protection of visibility in class I areas; and
● amendments to the list of volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants.
The bill would provide the General Assembly’s approval to these changes in the state’s SIP. Approving this measure would not change existing workloads, revenues, or expenditures for the state or any local government. Therefore, this bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.
The bill would become effective upon the Governor’s signature.
Public Health and Environment