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Details of Tracking Number  2013-01295

CCR details

Tracking Number 2013-01295
Type of Filing Permanent Rule
Department 1507 Department of Public Safety
Agency 1507 Division of Fire Prevention and Control
CCR Number 8 CCR 1507-32
CCR Title Prescribed Burning in Colorado

Proposed rule

Notice Filed with SOS 12/13/2013
Rule ProposedRuleAttach2013-01295.DOC
Statutory Authority CRS 24-33.5-1203.5; 24-33.5-1217; 24-33.5-1217.5; 24-33.5-1217.7
Description of Subjects/Issues Establishing a certified burner program in Colorado and adopting the Colorado State Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Guide
Purpose/Objective of Rule Senate Bill 13-083 directed the Division to implement a prescribed burn program in Colorado, including creating minimum standards for conducting prescribed burns on any area in the state, except for prescribed burning conducted by an agency of the federal government, pursuant to Section 24-33.5-1217. To be exempt from these standards, other users of prescribed fire, including local governments and nongovernmental organizations must adopt or have already adopted guidelines or standards that are in substantial compliance with the intent of CRS 24-33.5-1217.5 for prescribed burning under their control.Senate Bill 13-083 also tasked the Division with implementing a prescribed burning training program for those conducting prescribed burns in the State of Colorado. The purpose of the certification program is to measure the level of knowledge, skill, and abilities possessed by State employees and also to attest that these individuals meet nationally recognized standards as specified in the National Wildfire Coordinating Groupís Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide. These competency-based standards permit evaluation of training programs and promote uniformity in State employee training and skill-based qualification levels. SB 13-083 also directed the Division of Fire Prevention and Control to develop a voluntary training and certification program for private landowners and their agents to safely and successfully plan, initiate, and complete controlled fire treatments on private land within the State of Colorado.
Comments NOTE ADDED 01/13/2014: The location for the permanent rulemaking hearing on these rules has changed to: Camp George West, Building 100, 15055 Golden Road, Golden, CO 80401
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation?
Hearing Date 01/21/2014
Hearing Time 01:30 PM
Hearing Location Jefferson County DA's Office Training Room 500 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, CO 80401
Contact Name Melissa Lineberger
Contact Title Policy Analyst
Contact Telephone 3032395879
Contact email melissa.lineberger@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules02013-01295.DOC
Adopted Date 01/24/2014
AGO requested date 01/27/2014
Attorney General Opinion 02/11/2014
Effective Date 03/17/2014
Inserted into CCR 03/12/2014