Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division
CDPHE Division of Water Resources (DWR)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado does not have a property transfer law that requires the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to certify the condition of property before a real estate transfer may take place. However, like the federal rules for closure and post-closure of hazardous waste management facilities, Colorado rules require that a notation be recorded on the land deed if the property was used to manage hazardous waste. Colorado also requires that after the closure of a hazardous waste disposal facility, the owner or operator records a notification statement to alert potential purchasers of the past property use.
See the national section PROPERTY TRANSFER for information on the property transfer rules for federal property, and the national section CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE PLANS to review the notation on the property deed requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. In Colorado, CDPHE enforces the facility change of ownership requirements for hazardous waste disposal sites. Municipal governing bodies are authorized to approve substantial changes in ownership of hazardous waste ...