February 28, 2019
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Air Pollution Control Division (the Division) announced they will implement a formalized Application Rejection Process according to a February 19, 2019 Trinity Consultants report.
Beginning March 1, 2019, incomplete applications, as well as those submitted without payment or proof of payment for the applicable Air Pollutant Emission Notices (APEN) filing fee(s) and General Permit registration fee(s), will be subject to rejection. All rejected applications will need to be resubmitted with new fees, as applicable. The Division expects that this new process will increase permitting efficiency and timeliness.
In order for an application to be complete, all sections of the APENs must be complete and accurate; the APENs must be signed; all applicable APENs and General Permit fees must be paid; and any additional supporting documentation that is required (per the APEN form and/or application type) must be included.
Some tips that CDPHE identified for a successful submission include:
- If a source for which an APEN is being submitted is active, actual emissions must be reported on the APEN in order for it to be considered complete.
- All fields must be completed for each submission and updated. No references to attached application materials, previous submittals, or indicating “no change” will be accepted.
- If a specialty APEN is available for your specific source type (e.g., diesel engine), that specialty APEN must be used, rather than the General APEN.
- All engine information (including engine serial number) is required for GP02 and GP06 applications.
- APEN and General Permit fees can be paid with a credit card. To use this option, you can either submit a Credit Card Payment Authorization Form or call the CDPHE main phone number, 303-692-3100, and pay over the phone.
- APENs and permitting guidance can be found on the CDPHE APENs and Air Permits Web Page.
What this means to you
Beginning March 1, 2019 in Colorado, incomplete applications, as well as those submitted without payment or proof of payment for the applicable Air Pollutant Emission Notices (APEN) filing fee(s) and General Permit registration fee(s), will be subject to rejection.
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