Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division
CDPHE Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission
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. Because of the federal government's special role in matters of foreign policy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not authorize states to administer federal import and export functions in any section of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations. However, state programs are still required to adopt current federal requirements in order to maintain their equivalency with the federal program. Therefore, Colorado has adopted by reference federal rules 40 CFR 262.50 to 262.60 for exports of hazardous waste to foreign countries and for imports of hazardous waste from outside the United States, which are the same as the federal regulations.
Required by both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and EPA, the manifest is the shipping document that travels with hazardous waste from the point of generation. EPA requires Colorado (and all states) to use the revised federal form of manifest—the new standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). Colorado has adopted by ...