Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act, Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 25-16-301 to 25-16-310
Program applications: CRS 25-16-303
Exclusions: CRS 25-16-303(3)(b)
Filing fees: CRS 25-16-303(4)
Voluntary cleanup plans: CRS 25-16-304
Remediation alternatives: CRS 25-16-305
Plan approval: CRS 25-16-306
Plan completion: CRS 25-16-306(3) to 25-16-206(5)
No-action determination: CRS 25-16-307
Environmental assessments: CRS 25-16-308
Enforcement: CRS 25-16-310
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division (HMWMD)
Colorado Department of Revenue
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Colorado Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act (the Act) was enacted in 1994 to encourage the transfer and redevelopment of brownfields. The Act was intended for sites that were not covered by existing regulatory programs.
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been signed between CDPHE and EPA. The purpose of the MOA is to define the roles and responsibilities of CDPHE and EPA with respect to activities conducted under the authority of the Act.
For a complete description of all voluntary cleanup programs available to Colorado residents, see the Voluntary Cleanup Roadmap—A How-to Guide, a copy of which can be accessed in Guidance Document in this section.
• Administration and enforcement. The Colorado Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act establishes Colorado's Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), which is administered ...