Colorado Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Section 264.100 and Section 264.101, and 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 264.552 to 264.554

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Corrective action management unit (CAMU) rules: 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 264.550 to 264.552

Temporary unit (TU) rules: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.553

Rules for staging piles: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.554

Risk-based corrective action (RBCA) for underground storage tanks (USTs): 7 CCR 1101-14 Section 5.1


Minimum design standards: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.552(e)(3)

Post-closure standards: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.552(e)(6)(v)

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

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 corrective action requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). The state rules also include the federal rules for corrective action management unit (CAMUs), temporary units (TUs), and staging piles but not the federal provision that allows placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site landfills. In addition, Colorado adds more stringent provisions for CAMUs in connection with design standards and post-closure when wastes will remain in place. See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review the federal rules.

The state allows a risk-based corrective approach in the cleanup of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities, and ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
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