Colorado Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Section 264.190 to 264.200 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.190 to 265.202 (interim status)

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Tank management requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.17(a)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs): 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 262.16(b)

Organic air emissions standards: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.1030 to 264.1090 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.1030 to 265.1090 (interim status)

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 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 ...


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