Location: SCR 357
WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW COMMITTEE
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10:41 AM -- Air Quality
Coleen Campbell, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), provided background information on the regulation regarding air quality control. She spoke on the need to address the public health impacts associated with prescribed fires. She described the permitting process depending on the propertty, fuel type, or fuel load.
Ms. Campbell said that private property owner permit applications have increased because of beetle kill trees. She discussed the criteria for permits. Ms. Campbell provided an example of a nonstandard permit in 2016 and the process for monitoring the prescribed burn. She also discussed ozone action days and other restriction issues.
11:10 AM -- Scott Landis, CDPHE, discussed changes to smoke sensitive designations and the impacts its had to the permitting process. Mr. Landis spoke on the recent developments in the smoke managament program, including collaborations and the placement of a meteorologist at the burn sites.