Colorado Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Colorado Emergency Planning Commission: Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 24-33.5-1501 to 24-33.5-1507

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Pollution prevention fee: CRS 25-16.5-108

Regulatory Agencies

Colorado Emergency Planning Commission (CEPC) Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Department of Public Safety

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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 CEPC administers and enforces community right-to-know requirements in Colorado.

State Requirements


Facilities in Colorado must use EPA's Tier2 Submit software to generate the Tier II report, which must be submitted to the CEPC, LEPC, and local fire department by March 1 via e-mail or CD.

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements