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 hazardous waste tank requirements, including the organic air emissions standards. The state has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Colorado as of June 30, 2018, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks.
In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use hazardous waste tanks must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
• Administration and enforcement. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division ...