The Air Quality Program actively responds to air quality complaints and issues open burn permits in Weld County to protect public health and the natural environment.
This is facilitated through a contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which provides authority and funding to enforce state air quality regulations.
The Air Quality Program has the following responsibilities:
- Issuing appropriate open burning permits.
- Investigating complaints about odor and smoke that affect air quality.
- Maintaining scientific instruments that monitor ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulates that are less than 10 microns in diameter, and less than 2.5 microns in diameter.
- Inspecting facilities that are registered and using chlorinated fluorocarbon refrigerants.
- Inspecting stationary sources, or facilities, that emit air pollutants.
- Assisting people and business' to comply with air regulations.