The APCD investigates potential violations of APCD Regulations thoroughly. If the investigation finds that a violation has occurred, enforcement action may be taken. If necessary, a notice of violation may be issued, and penalties may be assessed. The APCD's primary goals of any enforcement action are to secure compliance with regulations and to protect public health and safety.
A Notice of Violation includes a letter explaining the enforcement process and a report detailing the APCD's investigation and findings surrounding the violation. Penalties below $5,000 can be settled with the District, but those above $5,000 require an agreement with the Air Pollution Control Board. If a settlement cannot be reached with the District, the APCD works with the Jefferson County Attorney's office to escalate the case to a hearing or court.
The Air Pollution Control District Board is provided an enforcement report at each monthly meeting, you can find those on our board meetings and public hearings page.
The Notice of Violation and, as applicable, the most recent document related to the status of the Enforcement action have been made available. Please contact the APCD directly with additional questions.