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, which includes standards that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site in containers. These container requirements include empty container standards and organic air emissions standards. There are no additional state requirements.
Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers must comply with the state's permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees that are in addition to the container requirements specified in the federal rules. For more information regarding these state requirements, see the state section TSDF PERMITS.
• Administration and enforcement. The state's hazardous ...