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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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)

Large quantity generator (LQG) accumulation areas: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.52(h), 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.34(c)(1)(iii), and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.34(c)(1)(iv)

Regulatory Agency

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

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 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 ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Guidance Document