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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 act:

  • 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 act);
  • 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" (water quality control act) or any rules or orders under the water quality control act (section 3).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details