Methamphetamine-affected properties environmental cleanup

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Training and certification

Application forms

Attention: We can only receive payments for methlab-associated fees via check or money order. Do not use the asbestos pay portal to pay your methamphetamine-affected properties application fees.

If you have questions or problems filling out a form, please contact laura.gurule@state.co.us.
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For individuals

Individuals seeking certification as a Consultant must meet the industrial hygiene requirements of Title 24, Article 30, Section 1402​.

Online payment instructions for the individual form

Please have the following ready to upload.

  • Consultant:
    • Compliance with the industrial hygienist qualification as set forth in 24-30-1402, CRS.
    • 40-hr HAZWOPER certificate as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.120.
    • 8-hr HAZWOPER refresher (if applicable).
    • Documentation of successful completion of a department-approved consultant training course within the 60-day period prior to submitting an application.
  • Decontamination supervisor:
    • Documentation of successful completion of a department-approved decontamination worker and supervisor training course within the 60-day period prior to submitting an application.
    • 40-hr HAZWOPER certificate as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.120.
    • 8-hr HAZWOPER refresher (if applicable).
  • Decontamination Worker or Ventilation Contractor:
    • Documentation of successful completion of a department-approved decontamination worker training course within the 60-day period prior to submitting an application.
    • 40-hr HAZWOPER certificate as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.120.
    • 8-hr HAZWOPER refresher (if applicable).
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For companies

An "agent for legal service" is the person authorized to receive legal notice on behalf of the company, similar to a registered agent.

Online payment instructions for the firm form

Please have the following ready to upload.

  • Consultant:
    • A letter signed and dated from agent that states:    
      • The firm will only use individuals who are compliant with the HAZWOPER training requirements specified in 29 CFR 1910.120.
      • The firm will only utilize appropriately-certified individuals to conduct assessment and sampling of methamphetamine-affected properties and the firm and its employees will follow the assessment and sampling requirements of 6 CCR 1014-3, Part 1.
  • Decontamination firm and/or ventilation firm:
    • A letter signed and dated from agent that states:
      •  The firm will only use individuals who are compliant with the HAZWOPER training requirements specified in 29 CFR 1910.120.
      • The firm will only utilize appropriately-certified individuals to conduct decontamination of methamphetamine-affected properties and the firm and its employees will follow the decontamination requirements of 6 CCR 1014-3, Part 1.
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For instructors

Online payment instructions for the instructor form

Please have the following ready to upload.

  • All:
    • Documentation of high school diploma or GED.
  • Consultant:
    • Documentation of compliance with the industrial hygienist qualifications set forth in 24-30-1402, C.R.S., including documentation of degrees and experience claimed or instruction received. Documentation of experience claimed must include submission of employment references, including telephone numbers.
    • Documentation demonstrating a minimum of five (5) years of consulting experience. Documentation must include submission of employment references, including telephone numbers.
  • Decontamination worker, decontamination supervisor, ventilation contractor:
    • Documentation demonstrating a minimum of five (5) years of field experience in the subject(s) to be taught. Documentation must include submission of employment references, including telephone numbers.
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For training providers

Online payment instructions for the training provider form

Please have the following ready to upload.

  • Consultant (Basic and refresher), Decontamination worker (Basic and refresher), Decontamination supervisor (basic and refresher), and Ventilation contractor.
    • A course syllabus addressing the curricula for each course as set forth in Appendix A or B of 6 CCR 1014-3.
    • Course materials appropriate to the syllabus.
    • The name and contact information of each qualified instructor who will teach each course.
    • Documentation of the qualifications of each qualified instructor who will teach each course.
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​Regulations and statute

Statute

  1. Click on the title number on the Colorado General Assembly website.
  2. Search (Ctrl+F) for the individual parts.
  • Title 25, Article 18.5, Part 1 Illegal drug laboratories.
  • Title 38, Article 35.7, Section 103 Disclosure - methamphetamine laboratory.

Regulations

The regulations were revised to update the existing regulatory language and create a training and certification program for individuals involved in meth lab cleanup as required by 25-18.5-102 CRS.

Guidance and Policy

Frequently asked questions

Report submittal

The regulations require the submittal of electronic copies of reports to us in compliance with Part 1, sections 3.7.7, 4.20, 8.6 and 8.9 of the regulations.

Electronic copies of all reports prepared in accordance with these regulations should be submitted via email to cdphe_methlabdocuments@state.co.us.
Note: This email address is for the submittal of reports, not for records review requests, technical assistance, or inquiries.

  • Please include the words "report" or "report submittal" in the email subject line and include the property address in the body of the email.

Alternatively, compact disks with electronic copies of reports may be mailed to:

Richard Mruz
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530

Packages may also be hand delivered to our mail room located in the northwest corner of Building B (700 South Ash Street) during normal business hours.

Reporting a suspected lab or illegal disposal

  • To report a known or suspected meth lab, contact your local law enforcement agency or drug task force.
  • To report suspected disposal down the sanitary sewer, contact your local wastewater treatment authority. Your local public works department or other city offices can help you determine how to do this.
  • Contact your local health department, building department or law enforcement agency to find out if the cleanup will be handled locally.

General information

  • Methamphetamine (meth) labs may leave contamination on hard surfaces like walls, countertops, sinks or heating and air conditioning ducts, and may also be absorbed into soft surfaces like furniture, drapes and carpeting. Contamination may also occur when meth is smoked in a property.
  • Even in small amounts, meth lab contaminants may pose health risks to people exposed to them.
  • Statutes and regulations require that properties contaminated by meth labs or meth use be cleaned up in accordance with standards established by the state Board of Health, or the property owner may elect to demolish the property instead. The statues and regulations also apply to vehicles contaminated by meth labs or meth use.
  • A property owner who cleans up a property in compliance with the regulations has immunity from civil lawsuits by future owners, occupants or neighbors related to the meth lab as long as verification testing is conducted by a qualified professional and a copy of the results is provided to the local governing body (as defined in statute).
    • Meth contaminated properties that don’t meet the regulatory requirements are deemed a public health nuisance.
  • For questions about health effects of meth lab chemicals or byproducts, call 303-692-2700.

Records review

Copies of reports that have been filed with the division may be obtained through our record center.

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