Colorado Emergency Planning Commission: Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 24-33.5-1501 to 24-33.5-1507
Pollution prevention fee: CRS 25-16.5-108
Colorado Emergency Planning Commission (CEPC) Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Department of Public Safety
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local fire and police departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado's right-to-know regulations generally follow the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) hazardous substance inventory reporting, Tier II inventory reporting, and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements, with some additional reporting and fee requirements. For federal reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.
Refer to the national section LABELS/PLACARDS/MARKINGS and the state section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD for information about workplace labeling and communicating information about hazardous substances to employees.
Under the federal Clean Air Act, owners and operators of facilities with chemicals at certain quantities must have an approved risk management program that includes preparing and submitting a risk management plan. For additional information, refer to the state section RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.
Releases of known or suspected hazardous substances, equal to or in excess of their reportable quantity, have to be reported immediately. Also, a written follow-up notification has to be submitted. For details, see the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION.
• Administration and enforcement.