Colorado Trade Secrets: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations


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Trade secret determination: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3, Section 2.201

Protection of trade secrets: 6 CCR 1007-3, Section 2.202

Air: Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 25-7-111, CRS 25-7-114.4, and CRS 25-7-119

Submitting information: 5 CCR 1001-1, Section VIII

Hazardous waste:

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): CRS 25-15-301

Remedial action plans (RAPs): 6 CCR 1007-3, Section 260.10 and 6 CCR 1007-3, Section 100.27

Underground storage tanks (USTs): CRS 8-20.5-105

Water: CRS 25-8-405

Hydraulic fracturing: 2 CCR 404-1, Section 205A

Regulatory Agencies

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS) Oil Inspection Section

Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado considers certain information submitted to state agencies in permit applications or discovered during inspections confidential and protected from disclosure. Contact the specific branch of the agency to which information is submitted for specific procedures that may have to be followed to maintain confidential treatment of information.

Administration and enforcement. The CDPHE administers and enforces the state's confidentiality provisions relating to environmental protection. The OPS is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of underground storage tank (UST) regulatory information submitted to the Department. The COGCC administers and enforces chemical disclosure rules ...

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