2020 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Government - State
Article 33. Department of Natural Resources
Section 24-33-104. Composition of the department.

(1) The department of natural resources consists of the following commissions, divisions, boards, offices, and councils:

  1. The Colorado water conservation board;

  2. (Deleted by amendment, L. 2000, p. 556, § 4, effective July 1, 2000.)

  3. The state board of land commissioners, subject to the provisions of sections 9 and 10 of article IX of the state constitution;

  4. The division of reclamation, mining, and safety, the head of which shall be the director of the division of reclamation, mining, and safety. The director of the division shall also serve as the head of the office of active and inactive mines or the office of mined land reclamation. The director of the division shall have professional and supervisory experience in mining, reclamation, oil and gas, geology, or natural resource planning and management and shall have a college degree from an accredited college or university in mining engineering, petroleum engineering, geological engineering, geology, or related natural/physical sciences, or mineral economics. The division shall consist of the following sections:

(I) (Deleted by amendment, L. 92, p. 1919, § 3, effective July 1, 1992.) (II) The office of active and inactive mines; (III) and (IV) Repealed.

  1. The office of mined land reclamation.

  2. (Deleted by amendment, L. 2005, p. 1463, § 2, effective July 1, 2005.) (VII) Repealed.

(e) The division of water resources, the head of which shall be the state engineer. The division shall consist of the following sections:

  1. The office of the state engineer;

  2. The division engineers;

  3. The ground water commission;

  4. The state board of examiners of water well construction and pump installation contractors.

  5. Repealed.

(f) The oil and gas conservation commission of the state of Colorado; (g) Repealed.

  1. The division of parks and wildlife and the parks and wildlife commission;

  2. (Deleted by amendment, L. 2011, (SB 11-208), ch. 293, p. 1383, § 4, effective July 1,

2011.)

  1. (Deleted by amendment, L. 92, p. 1919, § 3, effective July 1, 1992.) (k) The division of forestry.

(2) Repealed.

Source: L. 57: p. 124, § 2. CRS 53: § 3-15-4. L. 63: p. 140, § 1. C.R.S. 1963: § 3-15-4. L. 67: pp. 697, 838, §§ 13, 2. L. 68: p. 128, § 141. L. 69: p. 867, § 3. L. 72: p. 321, § 1. L. 75: (1)(d)(III) repealed, p. 216, § 48, effective July 16. L. 77: (1)(d)(IV) repealed and IP(1)(d) and

(1)(d)(II) amended, pp. 282, 1130, §§ 37, 38, 2, effective July 1. L. 81: (1)(d)(II) amended, p.

1665, § 18, effective June 30. L. 87: (1)(e)(IV) amended, p. 1581, § 36, effective July 10. L. 88: (1)(d)(I) amended, p. 1199, § 8, effective May 3; (1)(j) added and (2) repealed, p. 1215, §§ 15, 16, effective July 1. L. 91: (1)(e)(V) repealed, p. 885, § 7, effective June 5. L. 92: (1)(d), (1)(g), and (1)(j) amended, p. 1919, § 3, effective July 1. L. 2000: (1)(b) amended and (1)(k) added, p. 556, § 4, effective July 1. L. 2003: (1)(d)(VII) repealed, p. 1961, § 5, effective May 22. L. 2005: (1)(d)(VI) and (1)(g) amended, p. 1463, § 2, effective July 1. L. 2006: IP(1)(d) amended, p. 213, § 2, effective August 7. L. 2010: (1)(k) amended, (HB 10-1223), ch. 41, p. 165, § 3, effective August 11. L. 2011: IP(1), (1)(h), and (1)(i) amended, (SB 11-208), ch. 293, p. 1383, § 4, effective July 1. L. 2012: IP(1) and (1)(h) amended, (HB 12-1317), ch. 248, p. 1203, § 7, effective June 4; (1)(g) amended, (HB 12-1355), ch. 247, p. 1196, § 4, effective June 4.

Editor's note: (1) Subsections (1)(d)(III) and (1)(d)(IV) were repealed July 16, 1975, and June 29, 1977, respectively, prior to the entire subsection (1)(d) being amended July 1, 1992.

(2) Subsection (1)(g)(II) provided for the repeal of subsection (1)(g), effective January 31, 2013. (See L. 2012, p. 1196.)

Cross references: For the legislative declaration in the 2011 act amending the introductory portion to subsection (1) and subsections (1)(h) and (1)(i), see section 1 of chapter 293, Session Laws of Colorado 2011.

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