Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Water Quality Control Division (WQCD)
CDPHE Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC)
Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority (CWRPDA)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
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's water pollution control regulations generally follow the federal regulations. The state is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for wastewater discharges and has also incorporated the federal pretreatment regulations by reference.
The Colorado ...