Colorado Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 30 and NFPA Standard 30A, as amended

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Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 5 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1001-10

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 8-20.5-301 to 8-20.5-304 and regulations at 7 CCR 1101-14 Sections 1-1 to 8-7

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

Definitions: CRS 25-5-502

Regulatory Agencies

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. "Hazardous substances" is a broad classification that includes hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and certain hazardous chemical substances or mixtures. Colorado generally follows the federal rules for storing hazardous substances and has some additional requirements as well. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.

Colorado has adopted the federal emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the definition of a hazardous substance also includes any HAPs listed under the Clean Air Act. For additional guidance, see the national section HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS.

Colorado also follows the federal rules under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). EPCRA requires facilities to disclose the CERCLA hazardous substances and extremely hazardous substances they use and ...

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State Requirements

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