Hazardous Materials

 

Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1987
Routing Provisions | Permitting Provisions

 

 

Hazardous Materials Section
15065 South Golden Road,
Golden, Colorado 80401-3990
Main Number: 303.273.1875
FAX Number: 303.273.1911
E-Mail: Sergeant Tim Mestas
Tim.Mestas@state.co.us


 

 Troop 8-C, HMTSR, works to improve the overall safety of hazardous material transportation to better protect citizens and the environment.

This is accomplished by:

  • Safe and efficient movement of hazardous materials on Colorado roadways through enforcement of permitting and routing
  • Mutual cooperation with all entities involved in the shipping and transportation of hazardous materials
  • Providing prompt response and mitigation resources for on-highway hazardous incidents and support of local government through mutual aid agreements or other formal requests for assistance
  • Designation and maintenance of hazardous and nuclear materials transportation routes
  • See Map
  • Adoption of permitting, routing, and safe transportation rules and regulations
  • Enforcement of applicable laws, rules, and regulations

 

Program goals are accomplished through the deployment of at least 24 fully trained and equipped troopers (Hazardous Material Specialists). Specialists are deployed in 12, two-person teams assigned throughout the state.

 

This is accomplished through close communication and cooperation with all levels of government and private industry, which are involved in the transportation of hazardous materials within and through Colorado.