Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Citizen Petition Process
Are you interested in creating a new Colorado Parks and
Wildlife (CPW) regulation or modifying or removing an existing rule? Colorado
State Statute 24-4-103(7) gives any interested person the right to petition for
the issuance, amendment, or repeal of any state rule. A written citizen
petition is required to initiate such a process. The packets attached below were created as resources for those individuals who may be considering submitting a citizen
petition to the Parks and Wildlife Commission, the body which sets regulations
for Colorado’s state parks and wildlife programs.
In this packet you will find
the following useful information:
- A brief explanation of the citizen petition process.
- A Frequently Asked Questions Document.
- A copy of the main regulations and Commission Policy related to citizen petitions.
- Examples of a well-written and poorly-written petition.
- CPW's regulatory calendar with associated due dates for submitted petitions.
- The Citizen-Proposed Issue Paper Form.
- The Citizen's Information Form for Unregulating Wildlife Species petitions.