Colorado Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Sections 264.50 to 264.56 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 265.50 to 265.56 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste large quantity generator (LQG) contingency plan requirements: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.17(a)(6)

Submission of the plan: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.52(g) and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.53(b)

Groundwater standard: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.51(a) and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.51(a)

Notification of completed cleanup: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.56(i) and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.55(i)

Fire protection: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.52(g)

Regulatory Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Colorado as of June 30, 2018, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state follows the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans. The state has added standards concerning an additional standard for implementing the plan at TSDFs, a submission requirement and a fire protection requirement for interim-status TSDFs, and a notification requirement for TSDFs.

Administration and enforcement. Colorado's contingency plan requirements are administered and enforced by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division.

State Requirements


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