Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Solid and Hazardous Waste Program Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement Unit
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 closure and post-closure rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), including the provisions for alternative closure standards and for allowing unpermitted facilities to obtain enforceable documents in lieu of a post-closure permit. In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Colorado follows the federal facility-specific rules. Unlike the federal rules, Colorado requires owners and operators of TSDFs to pay a fee for CDPHE's review of closure plans ...