DFPC to Hold Virtual Rulemaking Hearing for Rules Regarding Schools, Health Facilities

(July 2, 2020) -- The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) will hold a virtual rulemaking hearing regarding two sets of administrative rules. DFPC is proposing changes to the Schools rules (8 CCR 1507-30) and the Health Facilities rules (8 CCR 1507-31). 

Virtual Hearing: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 2 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this rulemaking hearing will be a virtual meeting held on the Zoom platform, allowing attendance only via phone and/or video conference. Registration in advance is required in order to attend the hearing. Click Here to Register to Attend the Virtual Hearing. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The proposed rule changes to both sets of rules include changes to address the Division’s need to raise fees related to inspections and plan reviews, which is necessary in order for the Division to defray the anticipated costs of the program. Second, the changes include updates that would require reporting of fires that occur in buildings covered by the rules. And finally, the proposed changes include correction of grammatical and formatting errors and other minor changes such as updates to definitions and minor procedural requirements. 

Drafts of the rules showing the propose changes are available here:

DRAFT Schools Rules (8 CCR 1507-30)

DRAFT Health Facilities Rules (8 CCR 1507-31)

Comments regarding the proposed rules may be submitted using this online Comment Form. Alternatively, comments may be submitted via email to DFPC's Fire and Life Safety Chief, Chris Brunette. Chris.Brunette@state.co.us

For more information about rulemaking at CDPS, please contact our Rules Administrator, Bobbie Mooney.  Roberta.Mooney@state.co.us 

As always, DFPC’s rules as currently adopted are available on the Secretary of State’s website here.