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2019 Regulatory Agenda
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The Department conducts a continuous review of all of its rules to assess the continuing need for, appropriateness, and cost effectiveness of its rules to determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed. As part of this process, the Department has adopted a highly collaborative process to develop and amend rules. When necessary, the Department assembles work groups made up of stakeholders, subject matter experts, and, if applicable, local government representatives to deliberate and provide guidance on proposed regulatory language and ideas.
Scheduled Work Groups
There are no work groups scheduled at this time.
What is a Stakeholder Work Group?
A stakeholder work group is a forum for the Department to gather information from stakeholders for the development of new rules or for the revision of existing rules. Stakeholder work groups occur in advance of a rulemaking hearing. The work group members consist of individuals who have particular knowledge of the issue being discussed. Work group members will be asked to provide their input and insight, along with constructive feedback and suggestions. Stakeholder input and feedback are the most important part of the rulemaking process, so we value any participation and suggestions. The Department will consider all applications, and any additional relevant information, when establishing the stakeholder work group. To receive stakeholder notifications, click here.
How to Participate
You may participate in the stakeholder process and work group in two ways:
After stakeholder work groups, the Department generally drafts or amends drafts of rules for adoption pursuant to the State Administrative Procedures Act found in section 24-4-103 of the Colorado Revised Statute.
Tobacco Products Draft Rule
After stakeholder work groups, the Department will issue a Notice of Formal Rulemaking and the Department begins the official rulemaking process pursuant to the State Administrative Procedures Act found in section 24-4-101 et. seq. of the Colorado Revised Statute. The proposed regulations are published and members of the public are encouraged to provide comments and concerns regarding the proposed regulation language. To receive rulemaking notifications, click here.
Public comment can be made in writing, in testimony during a public hearing, or both. You may submit written comments to email@example.com. Upon completion of the public comment period, the Executive Director of the Department of Revenue or his or her designee shall adopt the regulations as proposed, adopt the regulations with modifications, or send the regulations back to the Division for additional work.
Within five days of publication of the notice of proposed rulemaking in the Colorado Register, any person may request a cost-benefit analysis.
If you wish to request a cost-benefit analysis please visit the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) “What to Know About Colorado’s Rulemaking and Cost-Benefit Analysis Process” and click on the red box titled “Request a CBA," which will allow you to email a request for an analysis to DORA.
The DORA Executive Director, or his or her designee, shall determine, after consultation with the Department whether or not a cost-benefit analysis is necessary. If it is determined that a cost-benefit analysis is required, the Department must provide DORA the analysis at least ten days before the public hearing on the proposed rule.
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