Methamphetamine-affected properties environmental cleanup

Executive Director emergency rulemaking

Emergency Rulemaking Hearing concerning (6 CCR 1014-3, Part 2, Section 4.0) Cleanup of Methamphetamine Affected Properties, General Requirements December, 2020

Emergency rulemaking extension hearing August, 2020

Cleanup Emergency of Rulemaking Methamphetamine Hearing Affected concerning (6 Properties, CCR 1014-3, General Part 2, Requirements) Section 4.0) Cleanup of Methamphetamine Affected Properties, General Requirements April, 2020

Training and certification

Approved training providers and instructors

Application forms

For individuals

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

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.
 
 
For instructors
 
For training providers

Certified individuals and companies

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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