August 18, 2020
The committee discussed “dredge and fill” legislation the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment attempted to have introduced at the end of the 2020 legislative session. The Colorado Water Congress identified several concerns expressed by multiple entities, including CMA.
CMA is participating in ongoing CWC State Affairs meetings as well as stakeholder calls initiated by the Department. Defining “gap” waters whose regulatory status will be clarified.
Jimmy Boswell provided an update regarding the final status and wording of Regulation 41 as it pertains to that the point of compliance changes would not impact mining operations. The changes regarding total recoverable vs. dissolved are discussed heavily in the statement of basis and purpose.
Statement of Basis and Purpose – The changes regarding total recoverable vs. dissolved are discussed heavily in the statement of basis and purpose for the 2020 hearing on page 73.
Water Quality Control Division Rebuttal Statement – The Division explained that the point of compliance changes would not impact mining operations.
CMA Comments – CMA comments that prompted this response, with the point of compliance issue addressed on Page 5 of the word document.