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Colorado Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management standards: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Sections 264.170 to 264.179 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 265.170 to 265.178 (interim status)

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Empty container standards: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 261.7

Federal organic air emissions standards: 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 264.1030 to 264.1090 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 265.1030 to 265.1090 (interim status)

Additional state container management requirements: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.174

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 hazardous waste container requirements, including the federal empty container standards and organic air emissions standards and has additional requirements for interim status TSDFs and generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Administration and enforcement. The state's hazardous waste container requirements are administered and enforced by CDPHE's Solid and Hazardous Waste Program.

State Requirements

CONTAINER MANAGEMENT

6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.174

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This special report will explain the federal container management rules applicable to both TSDF owners and operators storing hazardous waste in containers and to generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in containers. The report will address how to determine if a container is empty, the applicability of the air emissions control standards, and satellite accumulation by generators. "
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