Colorado Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Medical waste requirements: Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 25-15-401 to 25-15-407 and 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-2 Section 13

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Applicability: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.1

Definitions: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 1.2

General provisions: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.2

Certificate of Designation: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.3

Generator management plans: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.4


Generator temporary accumulation: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.3.1(A)

Commercial storage facilities: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.5

Treatment: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.6

Engineering design and operations plan: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.7

Financial responsibility: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 1.8 and 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.7.3

Inspections: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 1.9 and 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.7.4

Commercial storage and treatment facilities:

Operating requirements: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.8

Recordkeeping: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.8.5

Disposal: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.9

Transportation: 6 CCR 1007-2 Section 13.10

Regulatory Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado's regulations for medical waste include comprehensive requirements for medical waste generators, transporters, storage facilities, treatment facilities, and disposal facilities. The disposal of household medical waste is exempt from the state's medical waste rules.

Hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) are regulated by the federal New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for new HMIWIs. Existing ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
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