Colorado Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container requirements: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Sections 264.170 to 264.179 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 265.170 to 265.178 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste storage tank requirements: 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 264.190 to 264.200 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 265.190 to 265.202 (interim status)

Surface impoundment requirements: 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 264.220 to 264.232 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 265.220 to 265.232 (interim status)

Permitted facilities:

Storage facility fees: 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 100.30 to 100.32

On-site storage rules for generators:

Fire plan: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.16(b)(8)(vi)(D) and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.251(b)

Aisle space: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.15(a)(7), 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.15(a)(8), 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.16(b)(8), and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.255

Satellite accumulation requirements: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.15

Regulatory Agency

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 ...

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