Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado has adopted the federal regulations for universal wastes, with some variations. As under the federal rules, the state has expanded the federal regulation of mercury thermostats to "mercury-containing devices." (Under the federal rules, similar materials are called "mercury-containing equipment.") Although there are many similarities between the federal regulation of mercury-containing equipment and the Colorado regulation of mercury-containing devices, the state rules address the accumulation and draining of elemental mercury and are more explicit than the federal rules in defining what devices are included in the ...