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Moffat County Road and bridge issues compliance with air pollution regulations

Joe Moylan

In other action …

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Moffat County Commission:

• Approved, 3-0, a resolution of joinder for the county's worker compensation pool with County Technical Services, Inc.

• Approved, 3-0, designating Lynette Running, of the human resources department, as signing official for paperwork relating to the move from Cigna Health Insurance to Employee Benefit Management Services, Inc., Cofinity and ING.

• Approved, 3-0, hiring a heavy equipment truck driver for the road and bridge department.

The Moffat County road and bridge department met with the Moffat County Commission on Tuesday to seek final approval of self-certification permits with the state Air Pollution Control Division.

The APCD sets standards for air quality that a variety of county and municipal departments must comply with.

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For Moffat County, the self-certification permit concerns dust pollution at the landfill, which is managed by the road and bridge department.

"Basically the state is concerned with the amount of travel in and out of the landfill, and the amount of dust that is released into the atmosphere," road and bridge director Bill Mack said.

The road and bridge department filed initial approval permits with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in February, Mack said.

The APCD allows county departments around the state to complete the process by submitting a self-certification form to show compliance with air quality regulations concerning dust.

The state does not require inspections before issuing a final approval permit.

"While the division maintains discretion to inspect a source prior to issuing a final approval permit, the division will not as a matter of course conduct any final approval inspections," the APCD letter states. "It is your responsibility to maintain and demonstrate compliance with your initial approval permits."

Commissioner Audrey Danner asked whether the department would be able to comply with stipulations set forth by the APCD.

"We mag-water the road leading in and out of the landfill," Mack said. "We'll adjust our schedule to mag-water the entrance early in the spring and continue to water it down as needed."

The commission approved, 3-0, the road and bridge department's self-certification packet.

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In other action …

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Moffat County Commission:

• Approved, 3-0, a resolution of joinder for the county’s worker compensation pool with County Technical Services, Inc.

• Approved, 3-0, designating Lynette Running, of the human resources department, as signing official for paperwork relating to the move from Cigna Health Insurance to Employee Benefit Management Services, Inc., Cofinity and ING.

• Approved, 3-0, hiring a heavy equipment truck driver for the road and bridge department.

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