Colorado Geothermal Cultural Resource Assessment(11-CO)
Developers that discover human remains within the project area must follow Colorado’s process for protecting cultural resources set forth by statute under the Historical, Prehistorical, and Archaeological Resources Act of 1973 and by regulation under 8 CCR 1504-7. Upon discovery of human remains, the county coroner will complete an on-site inquiry and determine whether to contact the Office of the State Archaeologist. If the remains are Native American, the State Archaeologist will notify the Commission of Indian Affairs. The agencies will make a joint determination whether to leave the remains in place or to permit them to be excavated. If the agencies permit excavation, the developer must obtain an excavation permit.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.