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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Program
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado follows the federal requirements for generators accumulating (storing) hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Colorado as of June 30, 2018. The state's on-site storage rules for generators include additional requirements for both large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs) concerning a facility fire plan and aisle space. Like the federal rule, the Colorado rule allows generators to store satellite accumulated waste but has ...