Colorado Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Colorado solid wastes disposal sites and facilities laws: Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 30-20-101 to 30-20-121

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Hazardous waste control laws: CRS 25-15-101 to 25-15-515

Colorado Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act, CRS 25-7-101 to 25-7-139

Lead-based paint abatement laws: CRS 25-7-1101 to 25-7-1107

Colorado Water Quality Control Act, CRS 25-8-101 to 25-8-703

Hazardous waste cleanup laws: CRS 25-16-101 to 25-16-104.7

Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act, 25-16-301 to 25-16-310

Pollution Prevention Act of 1992, CRS 25-16.5-101 to 25-16.5-109

Petroleum storage tank laws: CRS 8-20.5-101 to 8-20.5-304

Air quality control regulations: 5 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1001

Water quality regulations: 5 CCR 1002 and 1003

Hazardous materials and waste management regulations: 6 CCR 1007

Regulatory Agencies

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

Department of Labor and Employment Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS)

Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Colorado, the counterpart to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). CDPHE is responsible for protecting Colorado's land, water, and air from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. The CDPHE has received authorization from the EPA to implement its own state air, water, and waste management rules. To receive and maintain federal authorization, CDPHE's air, water, and waste management rules have to be at least as stringent ...

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