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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado follows the federal contingency plan requirements applicable to large quantity generators (LQGs); permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); and interim-status TSDFs. The state adds an additional implementation standard and notification requirement for all LQGs and TSDFs accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit, as well as a submission requirement and fire protection requirements for interim status LQGs and TSDFs. LQGs must designate the location of their hazardous waste accumulation areas in their contingency plan.
• Administration and enforcement. Colorado's contingency plan requirements are administered and enforced by the Colorado Department of Public Health and ...