SB 22-193

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 18, 2022
  • Passed Senate Apr 18, 2022
  • Passed House May 10, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Jun 02, 2022

Air Quality Improvement Investments

Abstract

Industrial and manufacturing operations clean air grant program. Section 1 of the bill creates the industrial and manufacturing operations clean air grant program (clean air grant program) through which the Colorado energy office (office) awards grant money to private entities, local governments, tribal governments, and public-private partnerships for voluntary projects to reduce air pollutants from industrial and manufacturing operations. Voluntary projects eligible for grant money include: Energy efficiency projects; Renewable energy projects; Beneficial electrification projects; Transportation electrification projects; Projects producing or utilizing clean hydrogen; Projects involving carbon capture at industrial facilities and direct air capture projects ; Methane capture projects; Projects producing or utilizing sustainable aviation fuel; and Industrial process changes that reduce emissions. Starting in 2025, the office is required to report annually on the progress of the clean air grant program, submit the report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over energy matters, and post the reports on the office's website. On June 30, 2022, the state treasurer shall transfer $25 million from the general fund to the industrial and manufacturing operations clean air grant program cash fund, which fund is created in the bill. The fund may also consist of money from federal sources and from gifts, grants, and donations. The money in the fund is continuously appropriated to the office for its administration of the clean air grant program. The clean air grant program is repealed on September 1, 2029. Community access to electric bicycles. Section 2 creates the community access to electric bicycles grant program (electric bicycles grant program) through which the office awards grant money to local governments , tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations that administer or plan to administer a bike share program or an ownership program for the provision of electric bicycles in a community. Section 2 also creates the community access to electric bicycles rebate program (rebate program) through which the office provides individuals in low- and moderate-income households, or bicycle shops that sell electric bicycles to program participants at discounted prices, rebates for purchases of electric bicycles and equipment used for commuting purposes. Starting in 2025, the office is required to report annually on the progress of the electric bicycles grant program and the rebate program, submit copies of the report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation matters, and post the report on the office's website. On June 30, 2022, the state treasurer shall transfer $12 million from the general fund to the community access to electric bicycles cash fund, which fund is created in the bill. The fund may also consist of money from federal sources and from gifts, grants, and donations. The money in the fund is subject to annual appropriation by the general assembly to the office for its administration of the electric bicycles grant program and the rebate program. The electric bicycles grant program and the rebate program are repealed on September 1, 2028. Diesel truck emissions reduction grant program. Section 3 creates the diesel truck emissions reduction grant program (diesel trucks grant program) through which the division of administration (division) in the department of public health and environment (department) awards grant money to certain private and public entities for decommissioning diesel trucks and replacing the trucks with newer model trucks. The division is required to determine eligibility for the grant money and the eligible fuel types for qualifying as a replacement vehicle under the diesel trucks grant program. Starting in 2023, the department is required to report annually on the progress of the diesel trucks grant program and submit a copy of the report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over energy matters. On June 30, 2022, the state treasurer shall transfer $15 million from the general fund to the diesel truck emissions reduction grant program cash fund, which fund is created in the bill. The fund may also consist of money from federal sources and from gifts, grants, and donations. The money in the fund is subject to annual appropriation by the general assembly to the department for use by the division for its administration of the diesel trucks grant program. The diesel trucks grant program is repealed on July 1, 2032. Electrifying school buses grant program. Section 3 also creates the electrifying school buses grant program (school buses grant program) through which the department, with technical assistance from the office, awards grant money to school districts , including schools operated by tribal governments, and charter schools , or nonprofit partners acting on behalf of a school district or charter school, to help finance the purchase and maintenance of electric-powered school buses, the conversion of fossil-fuel-powered school buses to electric-powered school buses, charging infrastructure, and upgrades for electric charging infrastructure and the retirement of fossil-fuel-powered school buses. Starting in 2025, and every odd-numbered year thereafter, the department is required to report on the progress of the school buses grant program, submit copies of the report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over education and transportation matters, and post copies of the report on its website. On June 30, 2022, the state treasurer shall transfer $65 million from the general fund to the electrifying school buses grant program cash fund, which fund is created in the bill. The fund may also consist of money from federal sources and from gifts, grants, and donations. The money in the fund is subject to annual appropriation by the general assembly to the department for its administration of the school buses grant program. The school buses grant program is repealed on September 1, 2034. Section 4 updates the definition of "federal act" regarding the reference to the federal "Clean Air Act". Section 4 also updates the definition of "issue" with respect to an order, permit, determination, or notice issued by the division, to remove certified mail and add electronic mail as options to issue such order, permit, determination, or notice.Section 5 clarifies that the statutory fee caps for fees collected by the air quality enterprise apply only to the annual stationary source emission fees. The statutory fee caps are $1 million for state fiscal year 2021-22, $3 million for state fiscal year 2022-23, $4 million for state fiscal year 2023-24, and $5 million on and after July 1, 2024.Section 6 removes the requirement that the division make the forms on which a person provides details necessary for filing an air pollution emission notice available at all of the air pollution control authority offices.Section 7 extends the time within which the commission must grant or deny a request for a hearing from within 15 days after the request was made to within 30 days after the request was made and, if granted, requires the commission to set the hearing no later than 90 days after its first regularly scheduled meeting following receipt of the hearing request . Existing law authorizes the commission to submit any additions or changes to the state implementation plan (SIP) to the administrator of the federal environmental protection agency (administrator) for conditional or temporary approval pending legislative council review of the additions or changes. Section 8 authorizes the commission to submit the changes or additions to the administrator as a provisional submission, pending possible introduction and enactment of a bill to modify or delete all or a portion of the commission's additions or changes to the SIP.Section 9 makes a conforming amendment.Section 10 appropriates the money transferred from the general fund to the cash funds created in sections 1, 2, and section 3 to the office, the division, and the department for their its administration of the programs described in sections 1, 2, and section 3. Additionally, section 10 appropriates from the general fund: $750,000 to the department of personnel for the costs of issuing free annual eco passes to state employees; and $7,000,000 to the department of public health and environment to finance the aerial surveying of pollutants , of which amount $90,725 is reappropriated to the office of information technology in the governor's office to provide information technology services for the department . (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Jun 02, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 18, 2022

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

May 10, 2022

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 06, 2022

House

House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 05, 2022

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

May 04, 2022

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 21, 2022

House

House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

Apr 18, 2022

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment

  • Introduction
Energy & Environment

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 14, 2022

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Apr 12, 2022

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 05, 2022

Senate

Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Transportation & Energy

Mar 30, 2022

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy

  • Introduction
Transportation & Energy

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/02/2022) PDF
Final Act (05/18/2022) PDF
Rerevised (05/10/2022) PDF
Revised (05/05/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (04/18/2022) PDF
Engrossed (04/14/2022) PDF
Introduced (03/30/2022) PDF
PA4 (05/04/2022) PDF
PA3 (04/27/2022) PDF
PA2 (04/12/2022) PDF
PA1 (04/06/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/11/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (05/03/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/04/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/20/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (05/05/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN4 (07/22/2022) PDF

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