Water Quality Control Commission public participation

Public Participation Handbook 

Summary of the rulemaking process

Submitting external proposals

Triennial review hearings for Regulations 31-38:

  • Section 25-8-202(f) of the State Water Quality Control Act requires us to review control regulations and water quality classifications and standards at least once every three years.
  • Our current practice is to conduct triennial reviews by holding an informal "informational hearing" to solicit comments about whether particular regulations should be retained, repealed or revised.

Other options for providing input

  • Under C.R.S. 25-8-202(3), the State Water Quality Control Act provides that we "shall hold a public hearing during the month of October of each year in order to hear public comment on water pollution problems within the state."
    • This hearing is typically held on the first day of our regular October meeting.
    • Although this formal opportunity for public input is scheduled annually, we welcome public input about Colorado water quality issues at any time.
    • Contact Trisha Oeth, commission administrator, at 303-692-3468 to discuss options for bringing issues to our attention.

Commission Policy 98-2: A Guide to Colorado Programs for Water Quality Management and Safe Drinking Water