Hazardous Materials

Public Notice

Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to §42-20-302 (4), Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS), that a petition has been filed with the Colorado State Patrol to reinstate the “petroleum exemption” and to institute the “crude oil exemption” on the following public roadway:

  • Weld County Road 49, between US-34 and I-76

A petition has been filed with the Colorado State Patrol by the Weld County Board of County Commissioners that would allow for commercial motor vehicles transporting gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas and crude oil in quantities requiring a placard on the designated route.  The petition has been filed in accordance with §42-20-302, CRS.  The petition may affect Weld County and the communities of Kersey and Hudson. 

The Colorado State Patrol will hold Informal Public Conferences (IPCs) regarding the proposed designations.  The purpose of the IPCs are to inform stakeholders of the petition and to gather feedback before the Colorado State Patrol renders a decision on the matter.  Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the IPCs will be held virtually.  The number of commentors speaking will determine the length of the meeting. 

Please register for one of the conferences below using the Zoom link:

After you register, you will receive an email with information to join the Zoom meeting.

Individuals may also provide written comment via email to: john.hahn@state.co.us or via U.S. Mail to:

Colorado State Patrol Hazardous Materials Section

C/O Captain John Hahn

15065 S. Golden Road

Golden, Colorado 80401

All written comments must be received by no later 11:59PM on November 30, 2020. 


Follow the links below to find specifics:

Hazardous Material Statutes  including:

  • Designated Emergency Response Authority (DERA)

Hazardous Material Topics

Hazardous Materials Special Notices

Nuclear Materials Transportation - Updated 9/30/20


Who We Are

​​The Hazardous Materials Section is Troop 8-C within the Colorado State Patrol.  The Hazardous Materials Section contributes to the safety of hazardous material transportation in order to protect citizens and the environment.  Twenty-five Hazardous Materials Technician level trained troopers are deployed throughout the state, working with all levels of government as well as private industry through close communication and cooperation. 

Hazardous Materials program goals are 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.

  • Adoption of permitting, routing, and safe transportation rules and regulations.

  • Enforcement of applicable laws, rules, and regulations.



Captain John Hahn, Commander
Hazardous Materials Section
15065 South Golden Road
Golden, Colorado 80401-3990
Main Number: 303.273.1900
FAX Number: 303.273.1911