Water quality: Draft permit actions

 
The division is seeking public input on the draft permit actions listed below.  Anyone can submit comments. You usually have 30 days to make comments on the proposed action, check the exact deadline in the permit list below. Contacts for each permit action are also included in the list below. Comments may be addressed to the listed contact.
 
Questions about public notice actions or requests for hard copies of drafts can be made by phone:

 
​Contact 303-692-3517 Dial 0 for live assistance (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri) or leave a message.
 
Beginning with the August 13, 2020 Public Notice, the Water Quality Control Division has piloted new methods to improve the effectiveness of the public comment process. The division has found that the previous process, whereby permittees submitted formal letters as PDFs that then needed to be transferred into charts and organized, takes considerable permit section resources that are better spent on calculations and research, evaluating and responding to these comments, and drafting the final permits for issuance.
 
From August to December 2020, the division used public comments. For more information about the Google form, please refer to the FAQ for New Public Comment Process. We appreciate everyone who used this form and gave feedback.


Starting in January 2021, the division is piloting a Public Comment Template with a chart for you to add comments instead. This chart allows for more flexibility by commenters than the Google form, but still organizes the comments in a way that will allow the division to more easily review and respond. There is no character or word limit for this chart.

  • Here is a link to the permit comment template chart in Microsoft Word.  
  • Please use this template for all substantive comments on permits noticed in January and afterwards. If you would like the division to review additional reference documents, please describe and reference them in the comment chart. 
  • Please email the comments as a Microsoft Word document to the permit writer. If you would like, please feel free to submit the comments as a PDF as well but we will be using the Word for our responses. 
     

​2021 Public notice schedule

Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9.
​Public Notice Summaries

June 10, 2021 Public Notice Summary

May 13 2021 Public Notice Summary

April 08, 2021 Public Notice Summary

 

Permit number/
Action
Permittee/Facility
Permit writer
Public Notice Documents
Permit Records
Beginning
date
End
date
             
CO0032999
Mod 2
South Platte Renew
South Platte Renew WWTP (formerly known as Littleton/Englewood WWTP)
South Platte River
Arapahoe County
Ana Ruiz
303-692-6273
Ana.Ruiz@state.co.us
32999    Documents CO0032999 06/10/2021 7/27/2021
CO0026638
Mod 3
Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
Robert W Hite Treatment Facility
South Platte River
Adams County
Ana Ruiz
303-692-6273
Ana.Ruiz@state.co.us
26638    Documents CO0026638 06/10/2021 7/27/2021
CO0026409
Mod 1
City and County of Broomfield
Broomfield Water Reclamation Facility
Big Dry Creek and Great Western Reservoir
Broomfield County
Ana Ruiz
303-692-6273
Ana.Ruiz@state.co.us
26409    Documents CO0026409 06/10/2021 7/27/2021
CO0032115
Mod 3
Trapper Mining Inc
Trapper Mine
Johnson Gulch, No-Name Gulch, Ute Gulch, Pyeatt Gulch, Buzzard Gulch, Grouse Gulch, Sage Gulch, Oak Gulch, Horse Gulch, Flume Gulch, Deal Gulch, Deacon Gulch, Jeffway Gulch, and the Yampa River.
Moffat County 
Andrea Stucky
303-692-3627
Andrea.Stucky@state.co.us
32115    Documents CO0032115 06/10/2021 07/12/2021
COA934000
New
Colorado Concentrated Animal Feeding
Operation General Discharge Permit
Statewide

 
Chad DeVolin
303-692-3520
chad.devolin@state.co.us
934000    Documents 06/10/2021 07/12/2021
COB007000
Amendment
Smithfield Hog Production 
dba Murphy Brown LLC
Land Application
Yuma County
Thaine Kramer
303-692-3523
thaine.kramer@state.co.us
07000    Documents 06/10/2021 07/12/2021
CO0024562
Modification 2
Industrial Waste Water Individual
Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Co
Carlton Tunnel Portal Site
Fourmile Creek
Teller County
Andrea Stucky
303-692-3627
Andrea.Stucky@state.co.us
24562    Documents CO0024562 5/13/2021 6/14/2021
CO0027171 
Modification 4
Domestic Waste Water Individual
Mount Crested Butte Water and Sanitation Dist
Mount Crested Butte WWTF
Woods Creek
Gunnison County
Christine Wehner
303-692-2054
Christine.Wehner@state.co.us
27171    Documents CO0027171  5/13/2021 6/14/2021
CO0035769
Modification
Domestic Waste Water Individual
Town of Alma
Alma WWTF
Middle Fork of the South Platte River
Park County

 
Jon Wallace
303-692-3609
Jon.Wallace@state.co.us
35769    Documents CO0035769 5/13/2021 6/14/2021
CO0039624
Modification 2
Domestic Waste Water Individual
City of Montrose
Montrose WWTF
Uncompahgre River
Montrose County
Christine Wehner
303-692-2054
Christine.Wehner@state.co.us
39624    Documents CO0039624 5/13/2021 6/14/2021
CO0046451
Modification 2
Domestic Waste Water Individual
Town of Wellington
Wellington WWTF
Boxelder Creek
Larimer County
Ana Ruiz
303-692-6273
Ana.Ruiz@state.co.us
46451    Documents CO0046451 5/13/2021 6/14/2021
CO0046540
Modification 2
Industrial Waste Water Individual
Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Co
Fourmile Creek Springs
Fourmile Creek
Teller County
Andrea Stucky
303-692-3627
Andrea.Stucky@state.co.us
46540    Documents CO0046540 5/13/2021 6/14/2021
COS000001
Modification 1
Municiple Separate Storm Sewer  Systems
City and County of Denver  
Waters of the State
Denver County
Mary Welch
303-692-3428
Mary.Welch@state.co.us
00001    Documents COS000001 5/13/2021 6/14/2021
CO0042480
Termination
Industrial Individual Permit
CBS Operations Inc
Eagle Mine WWTF
Eagle River
Eagle County
Debbie Jessop
303-692-3590
debbie.jessop@state.co.us
42480    Documents CO0042480 5/13/2021 6/14/2021
COI933001
New
CAFO Individual Permit
Producers Feedlot LLC
Lone Tree Creek/South Platte River
Weld County
Michael Sherry
303-692-3614
michael.sherry@state.co.us
33001    Documents   5/13/2021 6/14/2021

 

Proposed Withdrawal of Permitting Policy WQP-5

The Water Quality Control Division is proposing to withdraw its Permit Policy for Mining Activities permitting policy (WQP-5, published in 1987). The division will accept comment on the proposed withdrawal for 30 days (until June 11, 2021). Comments may be sent to meg.parish@state.co.us. The division will consider, but will not necessarily respond to, public comments in its final decision regarding this policy.

The Permit Policy for Mining Activities policy has several errors and is inconsistent with policy WQP-1, Permit Inactivation Policy When a Discharge Remains.  Further, WQP-5 includes guidance which is not consistent with or does not incorporate current regulations, including federal Effluent Limit Guidelines (ELGs); 5 CCR 1002-31, Regulation No. 31, Basic Standards and Methodologies for Surface Water,  which requires protection of beneficial uses; and federal and state stormwater regulations promulgated subsequent to this policy.  Therefore, the division proposes to withdraw WQP-5.