Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Solid and Hazardous Waste Program
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 rules for surface impoundments, including the organic air emissions standards. It has additional requirements for interim-status surface impoundments regarding certifications. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use surface impoundments 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 surface impoundment requirements in Colorado.