A Message from the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
The Air Pollution Control Division (Division) has another update on recent changes to the Employee Traffic Reduction Program (ETRP) rule. Due to concerns among some of the business community, the Division is now advocating that ETRP be entirely voluntary and ETRP will not go before the Air Quality Control Commission for a rulemaking hearing in August. You can view the official Notice of Withdrawal of the ETRP Proposal on the AQCC website.
We want to thank all of the parties to this rulemaking for the time and energy they contributed, as well as each and every stakeholder who participated in our lengthy outreach and engagement process. Your input helped us better understand the potential challenges and opportunities in implementing ETRP programs and this input will support the success of voluntary efforts and future regulations.
Division staff also wants to take this time to recognize the significant contributions that the Regional Air Quality Council as well as the area Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) and Transportation Management Organizations (TMOs) have made to this effort over the past several months. We are sincerely grateful for these partnerships and look forward to continuing working together to promote the reduction in single occupancy vehicle commuting in Colorado. These efforts are critical to meeting the state's greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, addressing ozone, and providing other air quality benefits to the people of our beautiful state.
Specifically, we would like to thank the hard-working staff of the following organizations for all their contributions to this effort:
- Smart Commute Metro North
- The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC)
- Denver Regional Council of Governments
- Boulder Transportation Connections
- Commuting Solutions
- Denver South TMA
- Downtown Denver Partnership TMA
- Northeast Transportation Connections
- Transportation Solutions
- West Corridor TMA
- North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments