Updates & Revisions: Rules and Regulations for Regulatory Floodplains in Colorado

Staff to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (“Staff”) is facilitating virtual stakeholder work group meetings to provide an opportunity for stakeholder collaboration on the proposed updates and revisions to the Floodplain Rules and Regulations for Regulatory Floodplains in Colorado, 2 CCR 408-1 (“Rules”).  

The proposed updates and revisions to the Rules intend to 1) update the standards and processes for floodplain designation to make the Rules consistent with FEMA floodplain mapping procedures, 2) amend and clarify Rule 4 definitions; 3) update references to external documents; and 4) revise for clarification the following Rules: Rule 5, Rule 7.I.(2), Rule 8.D., Rule 10.D., Rule 12.D., Rule 12.J., the introductory paragraph to Rule 14, Rule 17, and Rule 20.  Revisions outside of the scope of this notice will not be considered in this rulemaking process. 

*NOTE: Future dates are subject to change

June 29: Stakeholder Meeting #1

July 9: Stakeholder Meeting #2

July 12: Stakeholder Meeting #3

July 30: File Notice of Rulemaking with Secretary of State and Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)

August 10: Notice of Rulemaking published in Colorado Register

November 17 - 18: Rulemaking Hearing at Colorado Water Conservation Board Meeting

November 19: File final adopted rules with Secretary of State and DORA

December 25: Rules published in Colorado Register

January 14, 2022: Rules effective

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