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AIRPORT ALERT! Environmental Meeting with CDPHE

Final permit issuance: COR900000 Industrial Stormwater General Permit

Please join an informational session on May 22 to learn more about this permit.

 The Water Quality Control Division issued the final General Permit COR900000 for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Non-Extractive Industrial Activity on April 28, 2023. In 2021 and 2022, the division led a stakeholder engagement process to gain feedback about potential changes to the permit upon its renewal. You can access the permit and fact sheet, including the response to comments, at the division’s website.

Here are some important changes to the renewed, final permit:
·    Benchmarks and corrective actions.
·    PFAS requirements.
·    Coal tar sealant eligibility requirement.

The division is hosting an informational meeting to help stakeholders understand the renewed permit.

Meeting details

Monday, May 22, 2023
1:00-3:00 p.m.

The Zoom meeting will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting (at 12:45 p.m.) to allow stakeholders the opportunity to get familiar with the functions of the Zoom platform beforehand.

Register to attend

 When you register for the meeting, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for joining the meeting and you can add it to your calendar.

During this meeting, the division will present an overview of the major changes made to the permit and will follow with a question-and-answer session. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted on the Non-Extractive Industrial Stormwater General Permit webpage. Please submit questions ahead of time using this form. We will also respond to questions during the meeting.

Please note that the division will soon send letters to some permittees requiring them to provide information on PFAS-containing materials at their facility. We will provide more information about this letter during the meeting.

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Swift Airfield Conference and Trade Show

A team from DEN/DIA will be traveling to the SWIFT Conference, Winnipeg, in September 2023. DEN and few other major US airports are hoping that more US based airports including one’s from Colorado will make the trek to Winnipeg and attend the SWIFT Conference. One of the main conference sponsors is from Canada and has a Colorado connection, Team Eagle. They are the parent company of one of our oldest CAOA sponsors, Myslik Inc. They are now Eagle-Myslik Inc. here in the lower 48.

Take a look, click the link, it’s equipment year and lots to learn from our neighbors to the North.

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State House Liaison

In order to help guide CAOA decisions on airport, aviation, and transportation legislation, we have retained the services of Bowditch & Cassell Public Affairs.

Please help us welcome Mr. Ed Bowditch & Ms. Jennifer Cassell to the CAOA team.

NASAO New Appointees

The CAOA wishes to congratulate Mr. Dave Ulane, Director of CDOT Division of Aeronautics in becoming the new Chair of NASAO.

Additionally CAOA congratulates Mr. Shahn Sederberg CDOT Division of Aeronautics Communication & Multimedia Manager for receiving the NASAO President Award.

Both awards were given to the recipients during the annual NASAO Convention and Trade Show in September.

Two great honors for two great Colorado aviation professionals

Another Successful Training Event!

Another highly successful training event put on by The CAOA!

  • Taught by Sightline ,   THE Airfield Markings Experts
  • Our Airport host,  Colorado Springs Airport (COS), Thank you Greg Phillips, COS Airport Director , for allowing CAOA to utilize the facility, for classroom and field demonstration.
  • Special thanks you to Brett Miller and Sonja Sutherland, our direct on-site program coordinators and hosts, at COS.
  • Coffee & Beverages sponsored by SSP America, the on-site at COS restaurant operator.
  • Funding for this training provided by CAOA and CDOT Division of Aeronautics
  • Thank you to all who sponsored, hosted and participated. There are now over 45 additional, Certificated, Airfield Markings Professionals in the Colorado Airports System.





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Sponsored by CAOA

The CAOA along with CDOT/Division of Aeronautics is pleased to bring the Colorado Airports and Colorado Airport Industry Professionals a chance to acquire critical training to enhance Airport Safety around Colorado.

Date: July 19, 20 & 21, 2022

Location: Colorado Springs Airport (COS)

Instructors: Sightline Inc.

Class Size: Maximum 45

Who can Attend and Costing: (In order of priority and sign-up date)

  • 1st Priority – Employees of Colorado public-use Airports. Deadline for a Colorado Airport to hold a confirmed slot is June 5, 2022.
    Cost: FREE
  • 2nd Priority – CAOA Corporate/Business Members,
    Cost: FREE for paid CAOA Members
  • On a ‘space available’ basis, includes CAOA non-members, out of State Airports/Aviation Professionals.
    Cost: $763.00/Student

Course information

Meals: CAOA will provide: 1) Morning and breaktime snacks and beverages, and 2) lunch and beverages will be provided on-site. Student responsible for their breakfast and dinner as needed

Lodging: Students responsible for all lodging.

Hotels available:
Close proximity to the Training Site

  1. Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs, 1645 N. Newport Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80916, 719.597.7000
  2. Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs Airport, 2035 Aerotech Dr., Colorado Springs, CO, 80916, 719.622.0300

Scholarship Fund Application Extended

The fund has been awarded, see the details here.

The deadline for applications has been extended to October 31, 2022.

Learn More & Apply

Original Post:

On February 3, 2022 the CAOA Board of Directors unanimously approved a new Educational Scholarship fund available to active college level students enrolled in a Colorado college and pursuing an Airport and/or Aviation Management degree.

The scholarships are 2-each at $2500.00. These scholarship funds will be budgeted annually and will be approved based on CAOA funds available. The Boards hope is that this program is available for many years to come.

Program details, Rules & Regulations, registration instructions and application form will be brought on-line in the next few months.