DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Water Quality Control Commission
5 CCR 1002-74
BEAR CREEK WATERSHED CONTROL REGULATION
1. “Association” means the Bear Creek Watershed Association formed by intergovernmental
agreement and by-laws, and consisting of general purpose governments, Title 32
Districts outside incorporated areas, and permitted industry, corporations,
proprietorships, and agencies or other appropriate entities within the Bear Creek
2. "Bear Creek Watershed" includes Bear Creek and all tributaries, Turkey Creek and all
tributaries, and Bear Creek Reservoir in Jefferson County. The Bear Creek Watershed
extends into Clear Creek and Park Counties, Colorado.
The Bear Creek Watershed Association conducted a preliminary review of Bear Creek Control Regulation #74 for the August 2019 Triennial Review. The last time this regulation was amended by the Water Quality Control Commission was 2005. There have been several changes within the watershed and issues arisen that have affected the regulation over the last 14 years. The Association has identified many housekeeping items and developed a list of 20 significant topics that require discussion with the relevant parties (Memorandum).
Although the Board doesn’t believe it is timely to call for a rulemaking hearing (RMH) at this time, they do believe the RMH process will be necessary before the next triennial review of this regulation (2022). There are numerous items that need updating, correction or elimination and some substantial issues need to be addressed as part of a future rulemaking hearing.