• Draft 2013 Regional SO2 Emissions and Milestone Report
  • April 15, 2015
  • Law Firm: Holland Hart LLP - Denver Office
  • The draft 2013 Regional Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Emissions and Milestone Report is now available for public comment. The report determines whether average adjusted SO2 emissions from 2011, 2012, and 2013 emitted by large industrial sources exceed the 2013 SO2 emission milestone set in the Regional Haze State Implementation Plans for New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Albuquerque-Bernalillo County. These three states and the county jointly submitted regional haze plans and cooperated in the development of the report.

    The draft report shows that total 2013 adjusted SO2 emissions from large industrial sources in all four jurisdictions were 101,381 tons—higher than the 2012 adjusted emissions total of 96,430 tons. Across 2011, 2012, and 2013, the average adjusted emissions is 105,402 tons. Based on this average, a preliminary determination has been made that the three states and one county met the 2013 regional SO2 milestone of 185,795 tons under the revised plans.

    The public comment period for the draft report will end on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.