Colorado Hazmat Transportation regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Transportation of hazardous materials: Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 42-20-202 and regulations at 8 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1507-25 and 4 CCR 723-6

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Permits: 8 CCR 1507-25 and CRS 42-20-202(1)(b)

Hazmat prohibited in longer vehicle combinations: 8 CCR 1507-25

Abandonment prohibited: CRS 42-20-113

Regulatory Agencies

Colorado Department of Public Safety Colorado State Patrol (CSP)

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles

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

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado adopts by reference the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations with additional permit and notification requirements and an abandonment prohibition. For information on the federal requirements, see the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS.

Administration and enforcement. Motor carriers of hazardous materials are required to register with, and provide proper proof of insurance to, the CPUC. CSP regulates the safety and routing of motor carriers of hazardous materials. U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) hazardous materials certification for a commercial driver's license (CDL) is obtained through CDOT's Division of Motor Vehicles.

State Requirements


8 CCR 1507-25 and 4 CCR 723-6

Hazardous materials transporters must abide by state notification, permit, and routing requirements.


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