CDPS Rulemaking Agendas and Report

Public Safety Regulatory Agenda

Pursuant to state law C.R.S. §2-7-203(4), each year on November 1 executive-branch agencies must file a Departmental Regulatory
Agenda (DRA) containing:

  •  A list of new rules or amendments that the department or its divisions expect to propose in the next calendar year
  • The statutory or other basis for adoption of the proposed rules
  • The purpose of the proposed rules
  • The contemplated schedule for adoption of the rules
  • An identification and listing of persons or parties that may be affected positively or negatively by the rules
  • An anticipated hearing date.

The Regulatory Agenda also includes rules to be reviewed as part of the Department’s “Regulatory Efficiencies Reviews” during 2022. Each department must also present its Regulatory Agenda as part of its “SMART Act” hearing and presentation pursuant to C.R.S.. §2-7-203(2)(a)(II). Below is the list of regulatory agenda items for calendar year 2022. You can view a more detailed explanation in the 2022 Public Safety Regulatory Agenda (PDF).

Comprehensive Rules Reviews

In accordance with C.R.S. 24-4-103.3, the Department of Public Safety must conduct a thorough review of all rules and regulations at least once every four years. You can view the full schedule of rules and their review cadence in this spreadsheet; below is the the list of rules that the Department of Public Safety expects to review in their entirety in the coming calendar year. As the rules are being reviewed, the following are considered:

  • Whether the rule is necessary
  • Whether the rule overlaps or duplicates other rules of the agency or with other federal, state, or local government rules
  • Whether the rule is written in plain language and is easy to understand
  • Whether the rule has achieved the desired intent and whether more or less regulation is necessary
  • Whether the rule can be amended to give more flexibility, reduce regulatory burden, or reduce unnecessary paperwork or steps while maintaining its benefits
  • Whether a cost-benefit analysis was performed by the applicable rulemaking agency or official in the principal department pursuant to section 24-4-103(2.5), C.R.S.
  • Whether the rule is adequate for the protection of the safety, health, and welfare of the state and its residents.

Calendar Year 2022 Agenda

December 2021

  • CSP - 8 CCR 1507-56 Motorcycle Operator Safety Training (MOST)

January 2022

  • CSP - 8 CCR 1507-1  Minimum Standards for the Operation of Commercial Vehicles 
  • CSP - 8 CCR 1507-22  Claims for Reimbursement for the Costs of Response and Mitigation of Hazardous Substance Incidents 
  • CSP - 8 CCR 1507-25 Rules and Regulations Concerning the Permitting, Routing and Transportation of Hazardous and Nuclear Materials and the Intrastate Transportation of Agricultural Products in the State of Colorado 
  • CSP - 8 CCR 1507-28 Port of Entry Rules for Commercial Motor Carrier Size, Weight, and Clearance 

March 2022

  • DFPC - 8 CCR 1507-52 Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarette Standards and Certification 

April 2022

  • DHSEM - 8 CCR 1507-44 School Access for Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program

Calendar Year 2021 (January 1 through December 31, 2021)

The following rules were reviewed in 2021:

Colorado Bureau of Investigation

  • 8 CCR 1507-21 Rules and Regulations Concerning Criminal History Records of Volunteers and Employees of Charitable Organizations

Colorado State Patrol

  • 8 CCR 1507-1 Minimum standards for the operation of commercial vehicles
  • 8 CCR 1507-25 Rules and regulations concerning the permitting, routing and transportation of hazardous and nuclear materials and the intrastate transportation of agricultural products in the State of Colorado
  • 8 CCR 1507-28 Port of entry rules for commercial motor carrier size, weight and clearance

Division of Fire Prevention and Control

  • 8 CCR 1507-101 Building and Fire Code Adoption and Certification of Inspectors for Fire & Life Safety Programs Administered by The State of Colorado
  • 8 CCR 1507-35 Death Benefits for Seasonal Wildland Firefighters