Colorado Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Colorado Pollution Prevention (P2) Act, Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 25-16.5-101 to 25-16.5-109

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P2 Goals: CRS 25-16.5-102

Definitions: CRS 25-16.5-103

P2 fees: CRS 25-16.5-108

P2 Advisory Board: CRS 25-16.5-104

Financial assistance: CRS 25-16.5-107

Technical assistance: CRS 25-16.5-105

P2 fund: CRS 25-16.5-109

Stormwater permits: 5 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 1002-61.36

Wetlands: 5 CCR 1002-82 Appendix I

Regulatory Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Sustainability Program Pollution Prevention Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Both state and federal P2 rules apply in Colorado. The federal rules are described in the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION.

Colorado has enacted the Pollution Prevention Act (CRS 25-16.5-101 to 25-16.5-109), but compliance with the rules is voluntary. The Act primarily supplies technical and financial assistance to those wishing to establish a P2 program. However, it does subject certain hazardous chemical users to a P2 fee.

The state also has specific requirements for P2 for certain stormwater discharge permits and for activities requiring wetlands permits.

Administration and enforcement. CDPHE's Pollution Prevention Program enforces the federal and state P2 rules. The Program, located within the Sustainability Program at CDPHE, is devoted to promoting and supporting long-term process improvements and best management practices (BMPs) that reduce or eliminate waste before it is generated in households or commercial and industrial facilities.

State Requirements


CRS 25-16.5-102

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