Public Notice: Draft Permit Actions, Enforcement Actions, and Other Documents

The division is seeking public input on the draft 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 list below. Contacts for each action are also included below. 
 
Questions about public notice actions or requests for hard copies of drafts can be made by phone:
 303-692-3517 Dial 0 for live assistance (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri) or leave a message.

    ​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 OF DRAFT PERMIT ACTIONS

     

    Use this permit comment form for all comments on permits noticed. 

    Instructions on how to use the template:

    • Please email your completed public comments form as a Microsoft Word document to the permit writer. (listed in the table below). 
    • If you would like, please feel free to submit the comments as a PDF as well but the division will use the Word document for our responses. 
    • If you would like the division to review additional reference documents, please describe and reference them in the public comment form. 
    • There is no character or word limit for this chart.

     

     

     
     
     

     

    Permit number/
    Action
    Permittee/Facility
    Permit writer
    Public Notice Documents
    Permit Records
    Beginning
    date
    End
    date
                 
    CO0000230
    Industrial
    Renewal
    Climax Molybdenum Company
    Henderson Mill
    Williams Fork, East Branch reservoir, East Branch of Ute Creek 
    Grand County
    Alex Powell
    303-692-3618
    alex.powell@state.co.us
    00230    Documents CO0000230 01/13/2022 3/14/2022
    CO0032999
    Domestic
    Modification 3
    South Platte Renew
    South Platte Renew WWTP
    South Platte River
    Arapahoe County
    Nathan Bradley
    303-692-3623
    Nathan.Bradley@state.co.us
    32999    Documents CO0032999 01/13/2022 2/14/2022
    COA934053
    Issuance

     
    Booth Land & Livestock LLC 
    Galeton
    South Platte River
    Weld County
    Thaine Kramer
    303-692-3523
    thaine.kramer@state.co.us
    34053    Documents COA934053 01/13/2022 2/14/2022
    COA934067
    Issuance
    Booth Land & Livestock LLC 
    Milliken
    Greeley Reservoir/Big Thompson River
    Weld County
    Thaine Kramer
    303-692-3523
    thaine.kramer@state.co.us
    34067    Documents COA934067 01/13/2022 2/14/2022
    CO0049054
    New
    Industrial Stormwater
    Sunrise Mining LLC
    May Day Mine
    La Plata River and Little Deadwood Gulch
    La Plata County
    Alex Powell
    303-692-3618
    alex.powell@state.co.us
    49054    Documents CO0049054 12/09/2021 01/14/2022
    COA934042
    Issuance
    Dinklage Feed Yard Inc
    Fort Morgan Canal
    Morgan County
    Thaine Kramer
    303-692-3523
    thaine.kramer@state.co.us
    34042    Documents COA934042 12/09/2021 01/10/2022
    COA934099
    Issuance
    Syracuse Dairy LLC
    Arkansas River
    Prowers County
    Bonnie Laws
    303-692-2499
    bonnie.laws@state.co.us
    34099    Documents COA934099 12/09/2021 01/10/2022
    COA934117
    Issuance
    La Luna Dairy
    Cache la Poudre River
    Larimer County

     
    Michael Sherry
    303-692-3614
    michael.sherry@state.co.us
    34117    Documents COA934117 12/09/2021 01/10/2022
    COA934054
    Issuance
    Morning Fresh Farms Inc
    Milton Reservoir
    Weld County
    Michael Sherry
    303-692-3614
    michael.sherry@state.co.us
    34054    Documents COA934054 12/09/2021 01/10/2022
    CO0026611
    Renewal
    Domestic Individual
    City of Aurora
    Aurora WWTF
    Sand Creek
    Adams County
    Christine Wehner
    303-692-2054
    Christine.Wehner@state.co.us
    26611    Documents CO0026611 11/16/2021 02/17/2022
    CO0001147
    Renewal
    Industrial Individual
    to include stormwater component from COS000009
    Suncor Energy USA
    Commerce City Refinery
    Sand Creek
    Adams County
    For More Information Click Here
    Kathleen Rosow
    303-692-3521
    Kathleen.Rosow@state.co.us
    01147    Documents CO0001147
    and
    COS000009  
    11/16/2021 02/17/2022
    CO0027171
    Modification 6 
    Domestic Individual
    Mount Crested Butte Water and Sanitation Dist
    Mount Crested Butte WWTF
    Woods Creek and Washington Gulch
    Gunnison County
    Christine Wehner
    303-692-2054
    Christine.Wehner@state.co.us
    27171    Documents CO0027171 11/10/2021 01/07/2022
    CO0024171
    Domestic Individual
    Modification 3

    City of Westminster  
    Big Dry Creek WWTF
    Big Dry Creek
    Adams County

    Jon Wallace
    303-692-3609
    Jon.Wallace@state.co.us
    24171    Documents CO0024171 10/14/2021 11/15/2021
    COS000004
    MS4
    Renewal

     

    City of Colorado Springs
    Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)
    Fountain Creek
    El Paso County

    Randi Johnson-Hufford
    720-251-4828
    randi.johnson-hufford@state.co.us
    00004    Documents COS000004 10/14/2021 01/19/2022

     

     

     

     

     
    PUBLIC NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT SETTLEMENT/PENALTY ACTIONS

    Documents related to the below enforcement actions can be found through specific links below or through the Division’s enforcement page


    Public comments should be submitted by 01-10-2022 and emailed to the contacts below or to CDPHE, WQCD-CWE-B2, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246-1530.


    Purpose of Public Notice:  To solicit public comment on the December 8, 2021 Notice of Violation/ Cease and Desist Order/ Order for Civil Penalty issued to Hangin Tree Travel Plaza LLC. This penalty order was issued in response to Hangin Tree Travel Plaza LLC’s violations of the Colorado Water Quality Control Act and a discharge permit. Hangin Tree Travel Plaza LLC owns and operates a wastewater treatment facility in Montrose County.  Division Contact:  Mandy Mercer, 303-692-2283 / mandy.mercer@state.co.us  HANGIN TREE TRAVEL PLAZA LLC’S PENALTY ORDER Document    

    Purpose of Public Notice:  To solicit public comment on the December 12, 2021 Notice of Violation/Order for Civil Penalty issued to MTY Trucking LLC. This penalty order was issued in response to MTY Trucking LLC’s violations of the Colorado Water Quality Control Act and applicable regulations as a result of a gasoline spill into North Saint Vrain Creek. MTY Trucking LLC owns and operates the tanker truck that was carrying gasoline in Boulder County on April 27, 2021.  Division Contact:  Eric Mink, (303) 692-2312 / eric.mink@state.co.us   MTY TRUCKING LLC VIOLATION Document

    Purpose of Public Notice:  To solicit public comment on the December 8, 2021 Notice of Violation/ Cease and Desist Order/ Order for Civil Penalty issued to Conroy Excavating, Inc.  This penalty order was issued in response to Conroy Excavating, Inc.’s violations of the Colorado Water Quality Control Act and a discharge permit. Conroy Excavating, Inc. operates three planned construction dewatering projects located in Grand, Adams, and Boulder Counties, Colorado.   Division Contact:  Marah Green, 720-260-4158 / marah.green@state.co.us   CONROY EXCAVATING INC PENALTY ORDER Document

     
    OTHER DOCUMENTS ON PUBLIC NOTICE
    DRAFT 401 CERTIFICATIONS FOR DISCHARGES FROM FEDERAL FACILITIES

    Under section 401 of the Clean Water Act a federal agency may not issue a permit or license to conduct any activity that may result in any discharge into federal waters in Colorado unless Colorado issues a Section 401 water quality certification.  These certifications may include additional permit conditions needed to protect Colorado waters.

    EPA issues discharge permits for federal facilities in Colorado. Colorado has received EPA draft permits for the following activities and is requesting comment on draft certifications for these activities. 

    Public comment on Colorado’s draft action 401 determination will be received until Monday, February 14, 2022. Send comments to Randi Johnson-Hufford, randi.johnson-hufford@state.co.us.

     

    ACTIVITY  Application and EPA Draft Permit  FACILITY AND LOCATION EPA PERMIT # DRAFT DETERMINATION

    EPA permit for MS4 stormwater discharges to Colorado state waters: East Tollgate Creek, Granby Ditch, Murphy Creek and Sand Creek

    EPA website with application materials and EPA draft permit


    U.S. Space Force Base Buckley


    COR-042003

    Conditional certification. Additional conditions are needed to ensure protection of Colorado water quality standards. The draft certification can be found here.

    EPA permit for MS4 stormwater discharges to Colorado state waters: McIntyre Gulch and Agricultural Ditch

    EPA website with application materials and EPA draft permit


    GSA Federal Center

    COR-042004

    Conditional certification. Additional conditions are needed to ensure protection of Colorado water quality standards. The draft certification can be found here.


     

    REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: IMPLICIT NILS MEMO

    Under 5 CCR 1002-31, Water Quality Control Commission Basic Standards, Regulation 31.8, the Division is required to issue permits with limits that prevent a significant degradation of the state’s reviewable waters from the baseline water quality.

    The 2001/2002 Division Antidegradation Guidance established Non-Impact limits (“NILs”) as one way to implement these state antidegradation protections for reviewable waters. For more information about NILs, see this summary.

    Since then, questions have been raised regarding implementation of implicit NILs, including when an implicit NIL should be established, the timeframe for data used to calculate an implicit NIL, how much data is adequate to establish a NIL, and what kind of data is needed to establish a NIL. The division has drafted a memorandum to clarify the answers to these questions, and is requesting public comment on this draft for 30 days. The memo can be found at this link.

    Please send all comments to meg.parish@state.co.us by February 13, 2022.