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Frequently Asked Questions

There are three generator classifications. These categories are based on the cumulative amount of hazardous waste generated in a calendar month and/or the amount of hazardous waste on site.

 

Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators:

  • generate no more than 100 kilograms (about 220 pounds or 25 gallons) of hazardous waste, AND no more than 1 kilogram (about 2.2 pounds) of acutely hazardous waste in any calendar month AND never accumulate more than 1000 kilograms of hazardous waste on their property.

 

Small Quantity Generators:

  • generate more than 100 and less than 1000 kilograms (between 220 and 2200 pounds or about 25 to under 300 gallons) of hazardous waste and no more than 1 kilogram of acutely hazardous waste in any month AND never accumulate more than 6000 kilograms of non-acutely hazardous waste on site at any one time.

 

Large Quantity Generators:

The assessment of fees by the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission are limited to hazardous waste to generators and transporters of hazardous waste and facilities that treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste are promulgated due to the authority found in section 25-15-314(a) and (b), C.R.S. These fees are assessed against those entities that have a Colorado Environmental Protection identification number. The fee schedule is based upon and is intended to cover the reasonable costs actually associated with the operations of the Commission. Additionally, the Solid Waste Management fund, which is funded by fees paid by solid waste facilities, pays one-half of the expenses of the Commission.

 

For fiscal year 2013-2014 the following fees shall be assessed to the hazardous waste community:

 

Small quantity generators: $65
Large quantity generators: $210
Transporters: $70
Non-Commercial treatment, storage, or disposal facilities: $400
Commercial treatment, storage, or disposal facilities: $600

 

 

Any entity that falls into two or more of the above categories, shall pay the fee for each such category. Any entity or person required to pay an annual fee shall pay that fee by September 15 of each year. If the fee is not paid timely, the matter shall be referred to the enforcement section for action. Delinquent accounts will also be turned over to State Collections for action. Payment shall be made to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and said monies shall be credited to the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission Fund. If a transporter has a current hazardous materials transportation permit issued by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission and provides a copy of that permit to the Commission's Administrator, the transporter's fee for that year shall be waived.

A copy may be purchased for $40. For an additional $10 one will receive quarterly updates to the regulations for the calendar year, (ex. January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009).


You may also download the regulations here: Colorado Hazardous Waste Regulations 1007-3 

 

To purchase a copy of the regulations please send your request and a check or money order payable to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, to the following address: 

 

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission
ATTN: Brandy Valdez Murphy, Program Assistant
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530


This publication is NOT an OFFICIAL copy of the Colorado Hazardous Waste Regulations 6 CCR 1007-3. All inquiries regarding obtaining an official copy of the regulations should be directed to the Secretary of State's office 303-894-2200, Licensing.

A copy may be purchased for $10.


You may also download the regulations here: Solid Waste Regulations 6 CCR 1007-2 

 

To purchase a copy of the regulations please send your request and a check or money order payable to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, to the following address:

 

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission
ATTN: Brandy Valdez Murphy, Program Assistant
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530

 


This publication is NOT an OFFICIAL copy of the Colorado Solid Waste Regulations 6 CCR 1007-2. All inquiries regarding obtaining an official copy of the regulations should be directed to the Secretary of State's office 303-894-2200, Licensing.

To receive information regarding the Commission, please request to be added to our email list:
 

cdphe.hwcrequests@state.co.us

 

 


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