Colorado's air rules for oil & gas sources (Regulation 7) are constantly changing. Here's the latest on the changes we're expecting for rulemaking scheduled for later this year. As of now (June 2020), these are only expected changes and are not required yet.
There are several drivers for these changes, including legislature from the 2019 legislative session (SB19-181, SB19-069, and HB19-1261), the national ozone standard, the regional haze rule, and nitrogen deposition at Rocky Mountain National Park. These are the same items that drove the modification to the regulation last year, and we expect more changes moving beyond 2020.
The main changes being discussed for this year's rulemaking involve the following:
Colorado's air rules are already very stringent. If you need help understanding existing or upcoming rules, please feel free to contact us for a free virtual consultation.
Updates to Colorado's Regulation 3 and Regulation 7 are scheduled for December and, although not yet finalized, are summarized for well production facilities below. These changes are a direct result of SB-19181 and the re-designation of the Denver Metro/North Front Range ozone non-attainment area.
Updates to Regulation 3