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Public Hearing Notice

Please read this notice for information about the date and time of this upcoming public hearing.

Public Hearing
Proposed Changes to the Explosives Regulations (7 CCR 1101-9)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:30 am
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Division of Oil and Public Safety
633 17th Street
Denver, CO  80202

The Division of Oil and Public Safety invites you to attend a public hearing to discuss proposed changes to the Explosives regulations at our office on September 2, 2014.

Please contact the Explosives Program at 303-318-8552 or cdle_explosives@state.co.us to RSVP for this meeting.

If you have any questions about the proposed regulations, you may contact Scott Narreau, Explosives Program Manager, at 303-318-8495 or scott.narreau@state.co.us.


Regulation Update

The Explosives Program is currently working on changes to the Explosive Regulations. We sent out the most recent draft of changes to our stakeholders on March 14, 2014, via email. We will review any feedback we receive by March 28, 2014, and will either schedule a second stakeholder meeting or the formal hearing. If you have not received any of our correspondences regarding the proposed rule change, please contact our office and we will add you to our mailing list immediately. Feedback from our industry stakeholders is critical to our mission, so please feel free to contact us.


Local Background Check No Longer Required for Type I Explosives Permit Application

Local law enforcement agencies are no longer required to provide our office with an opinion as to whether an applicant’s permit should be approved, denied, or held for further discussion because, in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes 9-7-108, our office conducts an exhaustive criminal history record check of each applicant using the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Investigations and Criminal Enforcement (ICE) unit, the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) and even the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), if necessary.

ALL Type I permit applicants are now required to complete the new Notification to Police Departments or Sheriff’s Offices of Application for Colorado Explosives Permit form and submit it to their local law enforcement agency during their fingerprinting process. The “notification” form is now the last page in each application.  “Section 14” in our previous Type I application has been removed.

If you have questions about this change, you may contact Debra Lewis-Miller at 303-318-8552 or debra.lewis-miller@state.co.us  or Scott Narreau at 303-318-8495 or scott.narreau@state.co.us.

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Request a Visit

If you would like to schedule a time for Explosives Program staff to call you or visit your facility or office to provide you with some guidance, you may now do so by completing the Request a Visit form.

Once you complete the form, someone from the Explosives Program will contact you to get more details and finalize the arrangements for your requested visit.

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We have made a lot of changes to our website over the past few months to make it more user-friendly for you, so we would like to find out what you think of the updates.

Please rate our website to tell us which features you like and which areas could use some improvement.

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