Colorado Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Section 264.300 to 264.317 and CCR 1007-3 Section 265.300 to 265.316 (interim status)

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Construction quality assurance program: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.19 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.19 (interim status)

Response action plan: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.304 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.303 (interim status)

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) certificate of designation (CD) requirements: Colorado Revised Statutes 25-15-201 to 25-15-207

Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: 6 CCR 1007-2

Hazardous waste landfill design standards: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.301

Free liquid prohibition: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.314(f)

Regulatory Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Solid and Hazardous Waste Program Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement 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 hazardous waste landfills requirements and adds a disposal prohibition and design standards. In addition, owners and operators of TSDFs that use hazardous waste landfills must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. At present, there is one commercial landfill that accepts hazardous waste. This landfill is located near Last Chance, Colorado.

Colorado follows the federal solid waste landfill requirements and its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. See the state section SOLID ...


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