Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division
Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
CDPHE Colorado Emergency Planning Commission (CEPC)
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local fire and police departments
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) State Inspector of Oils
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
| TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY National Response Center: (800) 424-8802 (24-hr) CDPHE: (877) 518-5608 (24-hr) |
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
Hazardous waste. Colorado has adopted the federal emergency planning and community right-to-know requirements. LEPCs and local emergency preparedness/management offices are located throughout the state. Each office manager is on an LEPC. State law requires that local jurisdictions write and maintain local emergency operation plans. For additional guidance, see the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE.
Notification under 40 CFR 355.30 that a facility is storing extremely hazardous substances on-site and is subject to emergency planning requirements must be made to CEPC. For information on who to contact in the event of a release, see the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION.
Large quantity hazardous waste generators covered under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery ...