Colorado Accumulation Time regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Accumulation Time: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Transfer facility accumulation period: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Part 263.12

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Large quantity generators (LQGs):

90-day accumulation time rule for LQGs: 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.17(a)

Accumulation time rule for LQGs accumulating F006: 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.17(c) to 315-262.17(e)

Small quantity generators (SQGs):

180-day accumulation time rule for SQGs: 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.16(b)

270-day accumulation time rule for SQGs: 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.16(c)

LQGs and SQGs:

Satellite accumulation: 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.15(a)

Returned shipments: 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.16(e) and 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.17(g)

Quantity limitations for very small quantity generators (VSQGs): 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.14(a)(3) and 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.14(a)(4)

Extensions and exceptions:

Extensions beyond 90 days for LQGs: 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.17(b)

Extensions beyond 180 days (or 270 days) for SQGs: 6 CCR 1007-3 Part 262.16(d)

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

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. The federal accumulation time rules allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator.

Administration and enforcement. Colorado's accumulation time rules are administered and enforced by the Colorado Department of Public Health and ...

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