Areas and Activities of State
Interest (1041 Regulations)

Chapters 1 - 5
Chapter 1 - Administrative
Chapter 2 - Permit Regulations
Chapter 3 - Efficient Utilization of Municipal
& Industrial Water Projects
Chapter 4 - Site Selection of New Domestic Water
& Storage Treatment Systems
Chapter 5 - Extension of Exisitng Domestic Water
& Storage Treatment Systems
Chapter 8 - Site Selection &
Development of New Communities
(Adopted June 2003)
Chapter 9 - Regulations for
Development in Areas Containing or Having 
a Significant Impact Upon Natural Resources 
of Statewide Importance
(Adopted August 2003) 

104 Crestone Avenue
P.O. Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

719-539-2219 (phone)
719-539-7442 (fax)

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Since 1974, Counties have the power to regulate certain specific development activities under HB-1041. These regulations are commonly called “1041 Regulations.” Counties were expressly given the ability to regulate “the use of geothermal resources for the commercial production of electricity” in 2010 via SB 10-174. In order to regulate such activities, the County must first designate such use as a matter of state (or governmental) interest. On April 2, 2013, Chaffee County formally designated “the use of geothermal resources for the commercial production of electricity” as an activity of state interest via Resolution 2013-24. Until the County adopts guidelines for such activity, the conduct of such activity is prohibited.
The May 21, 2013 Public Hearing was continued to July 2, 2013 to be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at 104 Crestone Ave., Salida.  All interested persons are encouraged to attend the meeting or submit written comments in advance of the meeting.
 Draft Guidelines and Regulations Updated September 2013

Draft Guidelines and Regulations - Version incorporating final staff comments

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