Governing Law and Regulations
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050 and regulations at 40 CFR 355 to 372
Colorado Emergency Planning Commission: Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 24-33.5-1501 to 24-33.5-1507
Pollution prevention fee: CRS 25-16.5-108
Colorado Emergency Planning Commission (CEPC) Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Department of Public Safety
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)
Local fire and police departments
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado follows the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements for the following:
—Safety data sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311);
—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and
—Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).
Colorado facilities required to report under EPCRA are subject to pollution prevention fees under the authorization of the Colorado Pollution Prevention Act.
For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.
• Administration and enforcement. The Colorado Emergency Planning Commission (CEPC) administers and enforces community right-to-know requirements in Colorado.
TIER II CHEMICAL INVENTORY REPORTING
Facilities in Colorado must use EPA’s Tier2 Submit software to generate the Tier II report. The Tier2 Submit output file must then be submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), ...