Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...