Colorado TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) management requirements: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Section 99, 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264, 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265 (interim status), 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 266 to Section 268

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Hazardous waste treatment facility permit laws and rules: Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 25-15-200.1 to 25-15-219 and regulations at 6 CCR 1007-3 Sections 100.10 to 100.64 and {LNK!Type=03!RegscanDoc=db=coenvr&doc=006200EM.htm#Appendix I!}Appendix I{/LNK!Type=03!}

Training: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 264.16 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 265.16 (interim status)

Financial assurance: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 266.10 to Section 266.18

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements


Colorado requires a contingency plan to be implemented to protect air, soil, surface water, and groundwater. The ...

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