Colorado Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air emissions:

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Emergencies: 5 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1001-5 Part C Section VII

Start-up and shutdown: 5 CCR 1001-2 Section II.J.2

Hazardous waste:

Generators: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.34(d)(5)(iv)(C)

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 100.42(l)(6)

TSDF emergency procedures: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.56

Surface impoundments: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.227

Hazardous waste tanks: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.196

Transporters: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 263.30

Hazardous waste transfer facilities: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 263.40

Hazardous substances:

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage tanks (USTs): 7 CCR 1101-14 Section 4-3

Oil and gas operations: 2 CCR 404-1 Section 906

Releases to water: Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 25-8-601

Solid waste:

Waste tire haulers: 6 CCR 1007-2.10.3.1

Hazardous materials--Motor Carriers: 8 CCR 1507-25 and 4 CCR 723-6

Regulatory Agencies

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Division of Oil and Public Safety

Colorado Department of Natural Resources Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC)

Colorado Department of Public Safety Colorado State Patrol (CSP)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY877-518-5608 (24 hours)NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER (NRC)800-424-8802 (24 hours)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado's release notification reporting requirements parallel the federal rules for reporting excess emissions of air pollution, water pollution, ...


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Colorado Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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