COLORADO WATER QUALITY CONTROL DIVISION CHANGES
The Colorado Water Quality Control Division (WQCD) is currently in the process of making changes and updates to the state’s construction stormwater permit regulations.
These changes are primarily being made to provide additional clarification on existing regulations and to update definitions to be clearer.
New Permitting Process – Updating Stormwater Management Plans
Colorado is transitioning to new construction stormwater permit certifications and the Stormwater Management Plan requirements and meeting specific submittal deadlines to continue coverage.
Since there are new code changes, current Stormwater Management Plans may require additional information in order to be in compliance when the transition occurs.
Critical Dates for Stormwater Discharge Permit Holders
For current construction, stormwater discharge permit holders
o Current permits expire on March 31, 2024
o To continue coverage after March 31st, a renewal must be submitted by January 2, 2024
For upcoming construction projects
o No construction stormwater permits will be issued in the month of March 2024
o If you have upcoming construction projects, plan on applying early since additional steps are required and permits will not be issued in March 2024
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD - Ended November 14
• For the public and stakeholders, there is a public comment period which will close on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
• To submit comments to the state, WQCD has a permit comment form that can be emailed as a Word document to email@example.com
The form can be found at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/General-Construction-Permit...
We Can Help!
AGPROfessionals can assist you with updating your Stormwater Management Plans and coordinating the renewal of permits.
Contact: Hannah Dutrow
AGPROfessionals – Kelsey Bruxvoort