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File #: 21-01    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Administrative Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/28/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/4/2021 Final action: 1/4/2021
Title: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Suncor Commerce City Refinery Title V Permit Letter
Attachments: 1. Permit Letter - Draft
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Suncor Commerce City Refinery Title V Permit Letter

Summary and Background Information:
On January 7, 2020 the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (“CDPHE”) will be holding a listening session the matter of Suncor Plant 2 Title V Operating Permit (the “Permit”). The City Council at the January 21, 2020 regular meeting directed staff to prepare a written correspondence to express perspectives on general well-being/safety and continued dialogue throughout the Permit process with the City. City staff has prepared this correspondence per Council direction.
The January 7, 2020 meeting is an informal meeting for community members and stakeholders impacted by the permit to provide broad comments and thoughts in regards to the refinery. The City anticipates there will be additional opportunities to provide comment and engage CDPHE once the formal process commences for the Permit. CDPHE anticipates the Permit will be made available to the public for review and comment on or after January 15, 2021.

Staff understands community members and stakeholders will be able to provide comments for up to 30-days after the release of the Permit to the public. CDPHE has informed City staff that comments for consideration of future action (i.e. record-keeping, monitoring, reporting) will have to be specific to the Permit and associated materials. City staff will be prepared to review the Permit and associated materials to provide comments to CDPHE during this period. A public hearing process is also an option to submit additional comments if requested during the public comment period by any community member or stakeholder. Lastly, CDPHE anticipates there will be other community engagement opportunities between the months of January and March; however, the specific details have not been determined at this time.

CDPHE staff has informed the City that comments for any consideration of action (i.e....

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