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Solid Waste proposed rulemakings and stakeholder processes

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Proposed rulemakings

Proposed closed landfill remediation grant program administration regulation rulemaking

The Solid Waste and Materials Management Program is proposing Section 19 of the Regulations Pertaining to Solid Waste Sites and Facilities, 6 CCR 1007-2 Part 1.

During the 2023 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed HB 23-1194, creating the Closed Landfill Remediation Grant Program. 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.

Stakeholder Meeting #1 Presentation, January 22, 2024

Stakeholder Meeting #2 Presentation, February 5, 2024

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Monday, March 18, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Section 19 Administration of the closed landfill remediation grant program: Revised February 26, 2024

Stakeholders are invited to provide written comments on the proposed regulations to taylor.pierce@state.co.us on or before March 12, 2024.
 

Sample request for applications

A formal rulemaking hearing will take place on May 21, 2024. Please visit the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission webpage for upcoming rulemaking meetings.

More information on the closed landfill remediation grant program


Proposed producer responsibility primary regulations

The Solid Waste and Materials Management Program is proposing changes to Sections 1 and 18 of the Regulations Pertaining to Solid Waste Sites and Facilities, 6 CCR 1007-2 Part 1.

The Producer Responsibility Program for Statewide Recycling Act was signed into law in June of 2022. We are required to annually adjust by rule the dollar limitation for realized gross total revenue of producers that are exempt from the requirements of the producer responsibility program under 25-17-7 C.R.S. These adjustments are based on the U.S. bureau of labor statistics local consumer price index. We are also required to establish rules for the administration, operation, and enforcement of the program.

We will host virtual a stakeholder meeting on the second draft of proposed rules on the following day to discuss the draft regulations and gather input:

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Register for the producer responsibility rulemaking stakeholder meetings

Producer responsibility second draft proposed regulations, Section 18 and 1.8

Stakeholders may submit comments on the proposed changes to eprcomments@state.co.us (opens in a new window) with the subject line EPR Rulemaking #2 Feedback.

Comments on the second draft of proposed rules are due by February 27, 2024. 

A formal rulemaking hearing will take place on May 21, 2024. Please visit the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission webpage for additional Producer Responsibility information.

For questions about the proposed changes, please contact Darla Arians at darla.arians@state.co.us (opens in new window) or 720.693.3542. 

More information about the Producer Responsibility Program


Proposed solid waste user fee regulatory change

The Solid Waste and Materials Management Program is proposing to change Section 1.7.4 of the Colorado solid waste regulations. The proposed change includes increasing the solid waste user fee charged on the disposal of waste at solid waste disposal facilities from $0.21 per cubic yard to $0.25 per cubic yard.

The program is anticipating a budget shortfall in fiscal year 2024 and this fee increase will help alleviate a potential shortfall in fiscal year 2025. A stakeholder meeting was held on November 28, 2023.

We will present an overview of the proposed rule changes to the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission during the November 21, 2023 commission meeting. A formal rulemaking is scheduled for the February 2023 commission meeting. Please visit the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission webpage for upcoming rulemaking meetings.

For questions about the proposed changes to the solid waste user fee, please contact David Snapp at david.snapp@state.co.us or 303-726-6836. 

Proposed Section 1.7.4 draft rules

1.7.4 Statement of Basis and Purpose


Proposed composting regulation rulemaking change

The Solid Waste Program is proposing changes to Section 14 of the Colorado solid waste regulations. These changes will address some of the permitting issues for compost facilities identified in the Organics Management Plan, specifically:

  • Increase the volume of Type 2 material that Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Composting Operations can manage.
  • Create increased opportunities for composting source separated organics and food residuals under the Class I designation.

We held a virtual stakeholder meeting on Monday, September 25, 2023 from 1:00-2:30 pm.

We will present an overview of the proposed changes to the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission during the November 21, 2023 commission meeting. A formal rulemaking hearing will take place in February, 2024. Please visit the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission webpage for upcoming rulemaking meetings.

For questions about the proposed changes to the composting regulations, please contact Jace Driver at jace.driver@state.co.us or 303.691.4059.

Proposed Section 14 

Section 14 Statement of Basis and Purpose

Section 14 rulemaking meeting presentation

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Adopted rulemakings

 
 

Update on Eligibility for Colorado Landfills to dispose of Large-sized Waste Tires Draft Policy

After careful consideration, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has decided not to move forward with the “Eligibility for Colorado Landfills to dispose of large-sized waste tires” policy at this time. We feel there are options for the proper hauling and recycling/disposal of these large-sized waste tires. 

We will continue to monitor the management of large-sized waste tires in the state over the next several months to determine if this policy should be reconsidered. Landfills should continue to manage waste tires per current statutes and regulations.

If you have questions or need help with managing waste tires at your facilities, please email us at cdphe.hmwastetires@state.co.us. Thank you.