Notice of Rulemaking Hearing

Tracking Number 2020-00116
Department 400 - Department of Natural Resources
Agency 407 - Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety
CCR Number 2 CCR 407-2

Rulemaking Hearing

Date 04/22/2020
Time 09:00 AM
Location 1313 Sherman street, Room 318, Denver, CO 80203

Subjects and Issues Involved The Board will promulgate the new rules to make certain Board rules are more consistent, effective, and in compliance with the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. Several of the rule changes are in response to 732 letters received from OSMRE under 30 CFR 732.17(c) where they have determined State rule amendments are needed to remain consistent with the Federal counterparts. Some amendments are requested to satisfy outstanding Colorado program conditions. Revegetation, topsoil and land use revisions are requested in response to Federal rule changes in 2006. Lastly, a number of editorial and administrative corrections are being requested. Topics subject to these rule changes include; Lands Unsuitable, Subsidence, Valid Existing Rights, Thick and/or Thin Overburden, Ownership and Control, Roads, Revegetation, Topsoil, and Land Use, Blasting, and Coal Exploration. The rules are being proposed to be no less effective than the Federal counterparts at 30 CFR Part 700 to end. Revisions are also being proposed to clarify existing rules and correct typographical errors.
Statutory Authority Section 34-33-104, C.R.S., Article 4 of title 24, C.R.S., Section 34-33-105, C.R.S., Section 34-33-108, C.R.S.(the Board shall promulgate reasonable rules and regulations respecting the administration and enforcement of this article and, in conformance therewith, shall promulgate such reasonable rules and regulations pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-4-103)
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Contact Information

Name Janet Binns
Title Environmental Protection Specialist III
Telephone 303-866-3567 ext8107