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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado has adopted the federal regulations for universal wastes, with some variations. As under the federal rules, the state has expanded the federal regulation of mercury thermostats to "mercury-containing devices." (Under the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules, similar materials are called "mercury-containing equipment.") Although there are many similarities between the federal regulation of mercury-containing equipment and the Colorado regulation of mercury-containing devices, the state rules address the accumulation and draining of elemental mercury and are more explicit than the federal rules in ...