Colorado Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Program

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado has adopted the federal rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste to and from a foreign country. There are no additional state requirements. See the national sections HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS, MANIFESTS, and HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for detailed information on the federal requirements.

Internationally, a number of countries have laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections ELECTRONICS and CHEMICALS for more information concerning these international directives.

Administration and enforcement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8 Office, administers and enforces the regulations for exports and imports of hazardous waste in Colorado.


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