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 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 ...