Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Program Compliance Assurance Unit
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In addition to adopting the federal requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), Colorado has its own contingency plans, facility permit standards, permit application and facility fees, groundwater standards, landfill and land treatment standards, training, and financial assurance.
• Administration and enforcement. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) Hazardous Waste Program administers and enforces the federal and state TSDF responsibilities.
Colorado requires a contingency plan to be implemented to protect air, soil, surface water, and groundwater. The ...