Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Water Quality Control Division
CDPHE Office of Environment Hazardous Material and Waste Management Division
Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Water Resources
Colorado Ground Water Commission (Commission)
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado has established groundwater classifications and uses both narrative and numeric standards to classify groundwater to provide different levels of protection. These standards are basin or watershed specific.
Colorado's regulations for groundwater protection, monitoring, and corrective action at both permitted hazardous waste facilities and interim-status hazardous waste facilities generally follow the federal regulations.
• Administration and enforcement. Groundwater protection requirements at hazardous waste facilities, underground storage tanks (USTs), and the ...