The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has launched a new online tool that makes it easy to visualize air pollution data in the state. The tool shows data that stationary sources of air pollution must report as part of Colorado’s Air Pollutant Emission Notice requirements. Stationary sources are any building, structure, or facility that generates air pollution including oil and gas operations, power utilities, manufacturing, construction, landfills, agriculture, mining, and retail operations.
The tool shows current and historical data from about 2,500 companies and 14,000 facilities in Colorado. Users can find information on several criteria air pollutants as well as hazardous air pollutants, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene. Data are available starting with the year 2000. Moving forward, the tool will automatically update as CDPHE receives and processes new information.
This new tool is the latest in the CDPHE air division’s ongoing, multi-year data modernization project. The division has received approximately $8 million since 2022 to update, enhance, and streamline a variety of processes including permitting. This data modernization work is ongoing and the division anticipates completing most of the transformation by 2027.