Colorado Financial Responsibility: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Environmental Programs
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) Division of Oil and Public Safety (OIS)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), medical waste and solid waste facilities, underground storage tanks (USTs), and swine feeding operations. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for guidance on the federal rules.
To assist petroleum tank owners and operators, the state has formed a Petroleum Storage Tank Fund to cover cleanups of releases and ...