Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Compliance Unit
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado follows the federal land disposal restrictions (LDRs) and best demonstrated available technology. Although Colorado has adopted the following federal LDRs (with the exception of 40 CFR 268.5), the state is not authorized to implement them because EPA has not delegated authority to states to implement these rules:
—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)
—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)
—Equivalent method variances (40 CFR 268.42(b))
—Variances from treatment standards (40 CFR 268.44)
See LDR Exceptions in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for more information about these extensions and variances.
• Administration and enforcement. CDPHE's Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division administers and enforces the LDRs. However, when new regulations are issued under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to RCRA, EPA will administer these new regulations until the time that an equivalent or more stringent rule is adopted in Colorado.