Rules and Regulations
Virtually all state government agencies issue rules and regulations of some kind. Most rules and regulations exist at the direction of the state legislature in order to regulate certain business and personal activities. Rules and regulations exist because it’s easier to update them, eliminate them, or alter them administratively than it is to pass new legislation each year as conditions change.
The process of reviewing and changing rules and regulations is a public one. The rules and regulations issued by the Colorado Department of Public Safety are shown here so that you may know about the process and can comment on how they could affect you or your business. Your comments will be taken into consideration during the review process, and you are always welcome to attend any meetings associated with the review process. If you have questions concerning CDPS rules, please contact Bobbie Mooney at email@example.com.
Rulemaking Announcement for Division of Fire Prevention and Control Rules
DFPC gives notice and invites public comment from stakeholders regarding proposed changes to four administrative rules:
8 CCR 1507-3 (Firefighter Voluntary Certification Program): Proposed Amendments. To reduce redundancy and increase efficiency, DFPC proposes combining the rules for the Firefighter Voluntary Certification Program with the rules for the Hazardous Materials Responder Voluntary Certificate Program. As amended, 8 CCR 1507-3 will now address both the Firefighter and the Hazardous Materials Responder Voluntary Certificate Programs.
8 CCR 1507-10 (Hazardous Materials Responder Voluntary Certification Program): Proposed repeal. To reduce redundancy and increase efficiency, DFPC proposes combining the rules for the Firefighter Voluntary Certification Program with the rules for the Hazardous Materials Responder Voluntary Certificate Program. As proposed, both voluntary certifications will be addressed under 8 CCR 1507-3, and therefore 8 CCR 1507-10 will be repealed.
8 CCR 1507-16 (First Responder Certification Program): Proposed repeal. In 2016, House Bill 16-1034 changed the name of “first responders” to “emergency medical responders” and transferred the registration program for the emergency medical responders from DFPC to the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Certification of emergency medical responders is now controlled by rules promulgated by the Board of Health at 8 CCR 1015-3 (Emergency Medical Services). Therefore, 8 CCR 1507-16 is now obsolete and therefore DFPC proposes repealing it in its entirety.
8 CCR 1507-34 (Colorado Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Fund): Proposed Amendments. DFPC proposed amendments to Section 4.3 of the rule, regarding maintaining, audit and inspection of financial records and equipment purchased with grant funds. Further, a few minor changes are proposed to this rule to increase uniformity across DFPC’s administrative rules.
Linked here are drafts of the rules showing the draft proposed changes in redline:
- Firefighter Voluntary Certification Program (8 CCR 1507-3) - Proposed Amendments
- Hazardous Materials Responder Voluntary Certification Program (8 CCR 1507-10) - Proposed Repeal
- First Responder Certification Program (8 CCR 1507-16) - Proposed Repeal
- Colorado Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Fund (8 CCR 1507-34) - Proposed Amendments
HEARING: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Location TBD, Lakewood, CO
COMMENTS: Please submit your comment using this Comment Form.
Questions and comments may also be submitted via email to Mark.Quick@state.co.us or via US Mail addressed to 690 Kipling Street, Suite 2000, Lakewood, CO 80215 to the Attention of Section Chief Mark Quick.