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Colorado Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste:

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Facilities: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-2 Section 1.8, 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 10.5.6, 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 10.6.6, 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 10.7.6, and 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 18.4.7

Waste grease transporters: 6 CCR 1007-2.18.3.5

Waste tire haulers: 6 CCR 1007-2.10.3.5

Medical waste facilities: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 1.8 and 7 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.7.3

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 266.10 to 266.18

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 7 CCR 1101-14 Sections 7-1 to 7-3 and 7 CCR 1101-14 Sections 8-1 to 8-7

Swine feeding operations: 5 CCR 1002-61 Section 13

Regulatory Agencies

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) Division of Oil and Public Safety (OIS)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), medical waste and solid waste facilities, underground storage tanks (USTs), and swine feeding operations. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for guidance on the federal rules.

To assist petroleum tank owners and operators, the state has formed a Petroleum Storage Tank Fund to cover cleanups of releases and injuries to third parties caused by petroleum releases.

Refer to Table in this section for a summary of state financial responsibility requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The CDPHE is responsible for the administration ...


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