Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Sustainability Division Environmental Agriculture Program (EAP)
CDPHE Water Quality Control Division (WQCD)
Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) Conservation Services Division
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. Colorado is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program and to issue NPDES permits for discharges from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The permitting structure, process, and permit modification requirements for CAFOs in Colorado are similar to those under federal law. ...