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