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In 2013, the Department conducted a rulemaking to revise the Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulations. These revisions are effective March 1, 2014. For more information on this rulemaking please visit our Increased Readability Rulemaking Page.


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