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Closed Landfill Remediation Grant Program

During the 2023 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed HB 23-1194, creating the Closed Landfill Remediation Grant Program. The program will provide grants to eligible local governments to help with the costs of environmental remediation efforts for, and management of, closed landfills owned by local governments. HB 23-1194 directs the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to begin administering the grant program on, or after July 1, 2024.

Regulations

HB 23-1194 directs the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission to adopt rules on how the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will administer the grant program. The Solid Waste and Materials Management Program will begin a stakeholder process for drafting the rules in January 2024. Rules must be promulgated by June 1, 2024.

This Solid Waste and Materials Management Program intends to present the regulations for adoption at the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission’s May 21, 2024 formal rulemaking hearing. Proposed rules and stakeholder notices will be posted on the Solid Waste and Materials Management Program’s stakeholder webpage.

Solid Waste and Materials Management Program’s stakeholder webpage

Advisory Committee

HB 23-1194 created the closed landfill remediation grant program Advisory Committee in the department. The appointments for initial terms are staggered, such that one member serves an initial one-year term, one member serves an initial two-year term, and the other members serve initial three-year terms. Subsequent to these initial terms, all members serve subsequent terms of three years. The members of the advisory committee serve without compensation.

Advisory Committee members

  • Charles Adams, chair, representing the technical member, appointed February 20, 2024, and serving a three-year term.
  • Matt Salka, La Plata County Commissioner, representing local government, appointed February 20, 2024, and serving a two-year term. 
  • Jeffrey Moore, vice chair, City of Aurora, representing local government, appointed February 20, 2024, and serving a three-year term.
  • Tracie White, representing the department, appointed February 20, 2024, and serving a three-year term.
  • Jennifer Talbert, representing the department, appointed February 20, 2024, and serving a one-year term.

Advisory Committee meetings

The Advisory Committee meets at least two times per year. Stakeholders and members of the public are welcome to attend this virtual meeting and provide public comment. During this first organizational meeting, the Advisory Committee will review its role, approve bylaws, discuss legal topics, and elect officers.

To submit a comment to the advisory committee, please use the Closed Remediation Grant Program contact in the Contact link below.

Upcoming meeting

Previous committee meetings

Contact

We are in the process of developing a stakeholder list for notifications. If you have not received a notification about the Closed Landfill Remediation Grant Program, and would like to receive future notifications, please reach out to the contact using the contact link above for the Closed Landfill Remediation Grant Program to be added to the stakeholder list.