HB18-1053

HB18-1053 - Reclaimed Water Use For Marijuana Cultivation

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, and, in connection therewith, allowing reclaimed domestic wastewater to be used for marijuana cultivation.

Water Resources Review Committee. The bill codifies rules promulgated by the water quality control commission of the Colorado department of public health and environment concerning allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, which is wastewater that has been treated for subsequent reuses other than drinking water.

Section 3 of the bill defines 3 categories of water quality standards for reclaimed domestic wastewater, sets forth the allowable uses for each water quality standard category, and adds marijuana cultivation as an allowable use for reclaimed domestic wastewater. Section 3 also authorizes the commission to establish new categories of water quality standards and to recategorize any use of reclaimed domestic wastewater to a less stringent category of water quality standard. The commission may develop more stringent standards by rule if it determines that existing standards and categories are not protective of public health and identifies a specific health risk posed by the use of reclaimed domestic wastewater under the existing standards. Section 3 also authorizes the water quality control division, after conducting a public stakeholders' process, to develop policy, guidance, or best management practices for use of reclaimed domestic wastewater. Finally, section 3 authorizes the division of administration in the department of public health and environment to grant variances for uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater.

Sections 1, 2, and 4 make conforming amendments.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Senate Committees

Latest update: May 2, 2018
05/02/2018 - Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
04/25/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
04/25/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/24/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/23/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/29/2018 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/22/2018 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources