Proposed Regulations Revisions

Jefferson County Environmental Health Services (EHS) is in the process of revising its onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS) regulations. Documents pertaining to the revision process, such as drafts, stakeholder comments and meeting notes will be posted here.

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Documents

The drafts of the proposed changes and language will be open for public comment for a period of time. Once the comment period closes, EHS will compile the comments and post how staff responded to each comment received. The notes from the stakeholder meetings will also be posted with the corresponding draft version.

Drafts & TimelineSupporting Documents
Draft 1: Draft 1 was distributed to private citizens, staff, regulatory agencies and OWTS industry partners for comment from 11-06-2020 through 11-30-2020.
Draft 2: Draft 2 is currently in progress and will be distributed again to private citizens, staff, regulatory agencies and OWTS industry partners for comment when available. 
Draft 3: Tentative delivery date November 2021.

Draft 3 will be distributed to the Environmental Health Services Director and the Board of Health for their review and comment.

Draft 4: Tentative delivery date December 2021 – January 2022.

Per Colorado Statute and Regulation 43 (Section 43.4), local OWTS regulations shall be submitted to the Water Quality Control Division (Division) for their review. The Division is provided a preliminary review at least 30 days prior to a public hearing. Draft 4 will be provided to the Division for their review.


Draft 5: Tentative delivery date February 2022.

The Board of Health must hold a public hearing before adopting final regulations. Draft 5 shall be the final version of the regulations before adoption by the Board of Health.



Meetings

Throughout this process, input from you, the stakeholders, is important. The schedule for future meetings and materials for those meetings, such as presentations or agendas, will be provided here when available.

Stakeholders can sign up here to receive notifications of future OWTS regulation revision updates.

Proposed Revisions to the BOH Resolution and Policy Regarding Permitting and Installation of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) in Indian Hills and the Parmalee Gulch Watershed

In addition to revising OWTS regulations, EHS is also in the process of revising and updating the Board of Health’s long-standing resolution and associated policy regarding the permitting and installation of OWTS in Indian Hills and the Parmalee Gulch Watershed. The Board of Health reviewed a draft of both documents at the July 20, 2021 meeting and approved staff to publish these documents for public comment. Documents pertaining to the revision process, such as drafts, stakeholder comments and meeting notes will be posted here.

Please submit your comments on the proposed revisions to us for review.

Documents

The drafts of the proposed changes and language will be open for public comment for a period of 45 days. Once the comment period closes, EHS will compile the comments and post how staff responded to each comment received. Public input will be used to refine the proposal.


Drafts & TimelineSupporting Documents
Draft 1: Draft 1 of these documents was distributed to private citizens, staff, regulatory agencies and OWTS industry partners for comment from 8/1/21-9/30/21.Board of Health Resolution and Policy for 7.20.21

Submit your comments on the proposed revisions

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Public Meeting — The Board of Health will hold a public meeting via Zoom, Sept 30 from 5-7 pm to receive input regarding the proposed Board of Health Resolution and Policy. Please see supporting documents for Draft 1 for the documents relative to this meeting. Join Zoom meeting.
Draft 2: Draft 2 will incorporate changes that result from public input and will be posted when complete. Unless otherwise directed by the Board of Health, this draft will be presented to the Board for approval at a public hearing tentatively planned for November 2021.
If approved, the revised document will take effect 45 days after Board adoption.