Colorado Closure/Post-Closure Plans: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste facility closure rules: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Section 264.110 to 264.116 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.110 to 265.116 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste facility post-closure rules: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.117 to 264.120 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.117 to 265.121 (interim status)


Closure and post-closure plan review fees: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 100.32(a)(1)

Annual post-closure facility fee: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 100.31(a)(2)

Financial assurance requirements: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 266.10 to 266.18

Financial test: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 266.14(i)

Trust fund: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 266.14(a)

Regulatory Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Solid and Hazardous Waste Program Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement Unit

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado follows the federal closure and post-closure rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), including the provisions for alternative closure standards and for allowing unpermitted facilities to obtain enforceable documents in lieu of a post-closure permit. In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Colorado follows the federal facility-specific rules. Unlike the federal rules, Colorado requires owners and operators of TSDFs to pay a fee for CDPHE's review of closure plans ...

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