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What's New

You may have received a notice in accordance with Executive Order 5 alerting you that a stakeholder process has begun for the 303(d) list. Please note that in December 2012, due to additional and significant resource demands placed on the Water Quality Control Division, the commission canceled the rulemaking hearing for the 2014 303(d) list. That decision has not changed.
The rulemaking hearing for the 2016 list will occur December 2015. The 2016 list will include assessments that would have been taken up in the 2014 list.The workgroup process for the 2016 Section 303(d) list will begin March 5, 2014. 
You can learn more and get involved by visiting the Water Quality Forum website: http://colowqforum.org/

In accordance with Colorado Discharge Permit regulations, the Division is providing issued final actions. Due to space limitations, final actions will be posted for a limited period of time. Copies of all permit actions may be obtained from our records center at 303-692-3600.  

Permit Number Permittee Facility Documents
Issued in April 2014
CO0000009 Glen Echo Resort LLC  Wastewater system 9 permit pdf file  
9 fact sheet pdf file  
9 wqa pdf file
CO0020281 Town of Del Norte WWTF 20281 permit pdf file  
20281 fact sheet pdf file  
20281 wqa pdf file
Issued in March 2014
CO0048372 Mountain Villages Water and Sanitation District WWTF
CO0034304 Young Life Campaign Frontier Ranch WWTF
CO0047341 Todd Creek Village Metropolitan District WWTF 47341 permit pdf file  
47341 fact sheet pdf file  
47341 WQA pdf file
CO0024201 City of Victor WWTF   24201 permit pdf file  
24201 fact sheet pdf file  
24201 wqa pdf file
O0000003 Star Mine Operations LLC Revenue Mine 3 permit pdf file  
3 fact sheet pdf file
CO0042617 Volunteers of America Care Facilities Horizon WWTF 42617 permit pdf file  
42617 fact sheet pdf file  
42617 wqa pdf file
CO0000248 Climax Molydbenum Mine Climax Mine 248 permit pdf file  
248 fact sheet pdf file
CO0020699 Granby Sanitation District WWTF 20699 permit pdf file  
20699 fact sheet pdf file
CO0046761 Black Hawk/Central City Sanitation District WWTF   46761 permit pdf file  
46761 fact sheet pdf file
Issued in February 2014
CO0040339 City of Salida WWTF 40339 permit pdf file    
40339 fact sheet pdf file    
40339 WQA pdf file
CO0045993 YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region YMCA Cap Shady Brook WWTF 45993 permit pdf file      
45993 fact sheet pdf file
XTO Energy Inc Apache Canyon CBM
48062 fact sheet pdf file        
XTO Energy Inc Lorencito Canyon CBM
Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc West Spanish Peaks CBM
Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc Lorencito Canyon CBM
Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc East Spanish Peaks CBM
CO0041416 Florissant WSD WWTF
41416 wqa pdf file          
CO0032751 Calais Resources Inc Cross and Caribou Mines
CO0040959 Town of Hayden  WWTF 40959 permit pdf file  
40959 fact sheet pdf file
CO0047741 Front Range Airport   WWTF 47741 permit pdf file   
47741 fact sheet pdf file




HB12-1119 Report to General Assembly
Final Document 11-30-2012

HB12-1119 pdf file
WQCD Implementation Policy
Clean Water 
CW - 1 pdf file
Determination of the Requirement to Include Water Quality Standards-based Limits
in CDPS Permits based on Reasonable Potential.
WQCD Implementation Policy
Clean Water 
CW - 2 pdf file
Applicability of the Nutrients Management Control Regulation Dilution for Discharges
to Waters Designated as Critical Habitat for Threatened and Endangered Species.


Information is available on the PERMITS page under Work Plan Status for General Permits

Information is available on the PERMITS page under Work Plan Status for General Permits.





Regulation 85 

summary pdf file of the nutrients regulations adopted by the Water Quality Control Commission is attached.

Below is the Monitoring Panel for the Regulation 85 requirements.  Please note the corrected period of record for the Cooling Tower Monitoring Panel.  More information will be coming soon. Regulation 85 Monitoring Panel / Approved Methods excel spreadsheet  


PLEASE NOTE: Regulation 85 Nutrient Monitoring Data for calendar year 2013 should be submitted electronically by emailing the report form to:
kristy.richardson@state.co.us or arne.sjodin@state.co.us

For more information on the rulemaking, please vist our Drinking Water RTCR and Colorado Initiatives Rulemaking page.

Revisions to Water and Watewater Facility Operators Certification Requirements, Regulation 100
The Department is conducting a rulemaking to revise the current water and wastewater facility operators certification requirements, Regulation 100.  The rulemaking hearing before the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board is scheduled April 29, 2014.
The scope of the proposed revisions are:
  • Incorporate language from board policies into the regulation
    • Delegation of tasks and activities to staff operators
    • De Minimus distribution system
    • Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act
  • Consistent use of terms throughout the regulation
  • Moving some definitions with limited reference to the body of the regulation
  • Clarifications
  • Remove typos
  • Correct errors in references
  • Minor reorganization of some sections
These revisions to regulation 100 are not substantive in nature and will codify current implementation practices or requirements currently in WWFOCB policies. A timeline for the regulation 100 revision rulemaking is depicted below.
Timeline Event
Dec 20, 2013 through January 17, 2014 Comment period
January 7, 2014 Stakeholder meeting on proposed language
February 2014 Final draft
April 29, 2014 Board hearing
Stakeholder meeting
The stakeholder meeting for revisions to regulation 100 will be held on Jan. 7, 2014. The Safe Drinking Water and the Clean Water Programs encourage all interested parties to participate and provide comment on the proposed revisions to the water and wastewater facility operators certification requirements, regulation 100.
WEB ONLY MEETING:  January 10, 2014
10:00 a.m. to noon
Conference call:
Dial: 1-218-862-1300
Conference code: 543213
Participants please RSVP to Jackie Whelan if you will attend the meeting in Denver as seating is limited. If you are unable to attend in person, you may participate via webinar access and a conference call number. Registration is not required to participate via webinar/conference calling.
What to expect: The proposal for review is posted on this website. Please review the draft language and provide comments through an online comment form. The comment form is available so that you may provide written comments before the meeting and will remain available until Jan. 17 for additional comments you may have after the meeting.
To provide comments please use our online comment form
The Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board rulemaking hearing is scheduled for April 29, 2014.
Questions?  Contact:  Jackie Whelan
Phone:  303-692-3617