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Emergency Engine Exemption Emission Regulation

Concerning an exemption from air emission limits for the use of a stationary engine to support critical infrastructure in emergencies.
2022 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

The bill authorizes the use of an emergency stationary engine if:

  • The emergency stationary engine is providing electric power to or mechanical work for military facilities or facilities under the control of the United States department of defense;
  • The emergency stationary engine is in compliance with 40 CFR 60, subparts IIII and JJJJ, as in effect on January 1, 2022;
  • The emergency stationary engine's air pollution control and monitoring equipment is installed, operated, and maintained in compliance with the manufacturer's standards; and
  • The emergency stationary engine is undergoing routine maintenance or testing or providing primary electrical power or mechanical work during an emergency situation pursuant to 40 CFR 60 or 63, as in effect on January 1, 2022.

A person that operates an emergency stationary engine under the bill is required to:

  • Minimize the use of emergency stationary engines as much as practicable, consistent with the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Colorado;
  • Report each emergency event that causes the engine to be operated within the later of 48 hours after or noon on the business day following the emergency event;
  • Record information about each emergency event; and
  • Submit compliance reports detailing the operation of the engine, the reason for the operation, deviations, and corrective actions.

The governor will submit the bill for inclusion in Colorado's state implementation plan. The bill will take effect only if the bill's inclusion in the state implementation plan is approved by the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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