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Water Quality Regulation

Concerning the clarification of the water quality control commission's authority, and, in connection therewith, extending the statute of limitations for violations under the "Colorado Water Quality Control Act".
2022 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

The bill:

  • Requires the water quality control commission (commission) to conduct outreach and gather input from disproportionately impacted communities regarding the commission's rule-making proceedings, licensing proceedings, and adjudicatory hearings ( section 1 of the bill);
  • Requires the commission to utilize the criteria promulgated by rule by the commission in designating waters as use-protected ( section 2 ); and
  • Creates a 5-year statute of limitations for bringing actions alleging violations of the "Colorado Water Quality Control Act" (act) or any rules or orders under the act ( section 3 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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