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Official Publication of the State Administrative Rules (24-4-103(11) C.R.S.)

Details of Tracking Number  2016-00109


CCR details

Tracking Number 2016-00109
Type of Filing Permanent Rule
Department 1000 Department of Public Health and Environment
Agency 1002 Water Quality Control Commission (1002 Series)
CCR Number 5 CCR 1002-31
CCR Title REGULATION NO. 31 - THE BASIC STANDARDS AND METHODOLOGIES FOR SURFACE WATER

Proposed rule

Notice Filed with SOS 02/17/2016
Rule ProposedRuleAttach2016-00109.pdf
Statutory Authority sections 25-8-202(1)(b) and (d); 25-8-204; 25-8-402; 25-8-501; and 25-8-504, C.R.S.,
Description of Subjects/Issues Temperature (definition of existing quality, flexibility in transition zones, flexibility in shoulder seasons, temperature criteria), antidegradation (baseline date for significance determination, temporary impacts in Outstanding Waters, default use protected designation for effluent-dependent/effluent dominated waters), implementation into discharge permits, site-specific ambient-based standards, temporary modificatios set to Current Condition, downstream protection
Purpose/Objective of Rule This regulation establishing basic standards and an antidegradation rule and implementation process and establishing a system for classifying state surface waters, for assigning standards, and for granting temporary modifications (hereinafter referred to as “Regulation”) is the foundation for the classification of the state surface waters of Colorado, as prescribed by the Colorado Water Quality Control Act. It is intended to implement the state Act by maintaining and improving the quality of the state surface waters. This regulation is based on the best available knowledge to insure the suitability of Colorado's waters for beneficial uses including public water supplies, domestic, agricultural, industrial and recreational uses, and the protection and propagation of terrestrial and aquatic life. It is further intended to be consistent with the 1983 and 1985 goals and objectives of the federal Act. This regulation shall be constructed in a manner consistent with these purposes and shall be considered part of the implementation of the 1983 and 1985 goals and objectives.
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation? No
Hearing Date 06/13/2016
Hearing Time 09:30 AM
Hearing Location Sabin Conference Room, CDPHE, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246
Contact Name Sarah Johnson
Contact Title Unit Manager
Contact Telephone 303-692-3609
Contact email sarah.johnson@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules22016-00109.doc
Redline Redline2016-00109.doc
Adopted Date 08/08/2016
AGO requested date 08/15/2016
Attorney General Opinion 08/24/2016
Colorado Register publication date 09/10/2016
Effective Date 12/31/2016
Inserted into CCR 12/20/2016