The Four Corners Air Quality Group is a forum for individuals interested in air quality to meet, learn about current conditions, review progress on mitigation of air quality impacts, and generally contribute to clean air in the Four Corners area.
The Group meets at least once per year and more often if circumstances warrant it. The Group is convened by the States of Colorado and New Mexico, with the support of a range of state, tribal and federal agencies.
To join the Four Corners Air Quality Group, please sign up. You will be notified of meetings and other important air quality information affecting the Four Corners area.
As a member of the Four Corners Air Quality Group, you may also be interested in receiving email alerts regarding the Clean Power Plan and the status of New Mexico's State Plan development. You may sign up for these notices using the "subscribe to email alerts" link. For more information on the Clean Power Plan, New Mexico's State Plan development and ways to comment to NMED, please visit https://www.env.nm.gov/aqb/CPP.htm.
For Colorado residents, go to https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe/CleanPowerPlan to get more information about Colorado's Clean Power Plan, sign up for CDPHE's mailing list, or submit a comment online.
The next Four Corners Air Quality Group meeting has been scheduled for Dec 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the School of Energy, San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico. Here is the agenda for the meeting: 4CAQG Agenda (Dec 1, 2016). We hope to see you at the meeting in Farmington.
A meeting Four Corners Air Quality Group was held November 9-10, 2015 at Ft. Lewis College in Durango, CO. Here are the documents from the last meeting
A public science forum to discuss the methane issue in the San Juan Basin was held on April 17, 2015 from 9 am to noon at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. The purpose of the forum was to provide the public with information about scientific research already conducted in the basin and on-going research measurements. What has been learned and what are on-going studies investigating?
On November 25, 2014, the EPA proposed to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. More information can be found on EPA’s regulatory actions website here: www.epa.gov/groundlevelozone/actions.html .
2014 Four Corners Air Quality Agency Updates and Four Corners Studies are available here:
September 9, 10, 2013 meeting materials
May 30, 2012 meeting materials
May 9, 2012 - Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference presentation on Northwest New Mexico Air Quality Network by Mark Jones
April 17, 2012 - EPA issued cost-effective regulations, required by the Clean Air Act, to reduce harmful air pollution from the oil and natural gas industry while allowing continued, responsible growth in U.S. oil and natural gas production. More information including fact sheets is available here: http://www.epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas/
December 21, 2011 - EPA announces Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced standards to limit mercury, acid gases and other toxic pollution from power plants. http://www.epa.gov/mats/actions.html
For more information on the ozone standard you may visit the EPA website here: http://www.epa.gov/airquality/ozonepollution/