Governing Law and Regulations
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 treatment facility rules and more stringent run-on and runoff system standards for land treatment facilities. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that engage in land treatment activities must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for more information.
· Administration and enforcement. CDPHE's Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division administers and enforces the land treatment facility requirements in Colorado.
RUN-ON AND RUNOFF SYSTEMS
6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.273
A run-on system at a land treatment facility in Colorado must be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained to prevent flow onto the treatment zone during peak discharge from at least a 100-year storm (6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.273(c)). A runoff system must be capable of collecting and controlling the water volume from a 24-hour, 100-year storm (6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.273(d)). In contrast, the federal run-on system and runoff system ...