CDPHE News: Air Quality Control Commission travels to rural Colorado for community input
Colorado Air Quality Control Commission to meet June 20 in Lamar
DENVER — The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission will hold a public comment session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 in the Lamar Community Building’s multipurpose room, located at 610 S. 6th St. in Lamar, Colorado. Community members and government and elected officials interested in air quality issues throughout the region are encouraged to attend and provide their perspectives on air quality. The public comment session will conclude no later than 9 p.m., or earlier if all who want to speak have had a chance to do so. The commission will hold its regular monthly meeting beforehand at 9 a.m. in the same room.
“The commission continuously seeks input from residents about air quality in their communities, and sometimes that means holding evening meetings in different areas of the state,” said Trisha Oeth, director of environmental boards and commissions and the commission’s administrator. “Colorado is a large and diverse state, and the opportunity to meet residents where they live and work is vital to commissioners in fulfilling their responsibilities to protect air quality throughout the state.”
The Lamar evening session will begin with a short presentation by the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division on general air quality information important to the area, followed by a public comment session. Due to time constraints, participants will not be able to provide formal presentations, but oral comments and handouts will be accepted.
The commission normally meets every month in the Denver metro area. However, it schedules some of its sessions in locations throughout Colorado in an effort to hear from those who might not otherwise attend meetings in Denver. Last year, the commission traveled to Montrose, and it has conducted meetings in recent years in Fort Morgan, Colorado Springs, Craig, Greeley, Grand Junction, Pueblo and Durango.
The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission is a nine-member board appointed by the governor. The commission’s primary role is to adopt an air quality management program that promotes clean and healthy air for Colorado’s residents and visitors. The commission is charged with protecting Colorado’s scenic and natural resources in a cost‐effective and efficient manner.
Commissioners have a wide range of scientific, technical, industrial, labor, agricultural and legal training, and represent a variety of interests and areas of the state.