6 CCR 1007-3-8.89 - Basis and Purpose

This amendment to 6 CCR 1007-3, Part 263.10 is made pursuant to the authority granted to the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission in § 25-15-302(2), C.R.S.

Amendment of § 263.10(b) requirement for transfer facilities handling only CESQG waste,

This amendment to paragraph (b) of section 263.10 of the Colorado Hazardous Waste Regulations (6 CCR 1007-3) will allow transfer facilities handling only conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) waste in compliance with the applicable Part 263 requirements for transfer facilities to store the waste for more than 10 days without becoming subject to regulation under Parts 100, 264, 265, 266 and 268 with respect to storage of those wastes. This amendment of section 263.10(b) is less stringent than the existing provision.

On May 18, 2010, the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission adopted amendments to the Part Transfer Facility Regulations that required certain operational improvements at transfer facilities without creating an undue regulatory burden. The Part 263 amendments were developed as part of a review of the Part 263 regulations conducted by the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division (the "Division") for the purpose of updating and improving the existing regulations that apply to transfer facilities in Colorado in order to ensure protection of public health and safety and the environment.

As part of the Part 263 amendments, a new paragraph (b) was added to § 263.10, which specifies that transfer facilities handling only conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) waste are subject to the requirements of Subparts A (General Requirements), C (Hazardous Waste Discharges), D (Spills at Transfer Facilities) and E (Closure of a Transfer Facility). Transfer facilities handling only CESQG waste are not subject to the manifest requirements in Subpart B.

Pursuant to the requirements of § 263.12(b), a transporter who stores shipments of hazardous waste in containers meeting the requirements of § 262.30 at a transfer facility for a period of ten days or less is not subject to regulation under Parts 100, 264, 265, 266, and 268 with respect to the storage of those wastes, except as specifically referenced in Part 263 of these regulations.

Paragraph (b) of section 263.10 of the Colorado Hazardous Waste Regulations (6 CCR 1007-3) is being amended to specify that transfer facilities handling conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) waste in compliance with the applicable Part 263 requirements for transfer facilities are not subject to the 10-day storage limit for storage of these hazardous wastes. The transfer facilities remain subject to all other requirements of Subparts A, C, D & E of Part 263.

This amendment will provide transfer facilities handling CESQG waste with greater flexibility to manage the waste in a cost-effective manner while still ensuring protection of public health and safety and the environment.

Statement of Basis and Purpose Rulemaking Hearing of February 20, 2018

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6 CCR 1007-3-8.89
37 CR 24, December 25, 2014, effective 3/2/2015 38 CR 11, June 10, 2015, effective 6/30/2015 39 CR 05, March 10, 2016, effective 3/30/2016 39 CR 11, June 10, 2016, effective 6/30/2016 40 CR 06, March 25, 2017, effective 4/14/2017 40 CR 11, June 10, 2017, effective 6/30/2017 40 CR 21, November 10, 2017, effective 11/30/2017 41 CR 06, March 25, 2018, effective 4/14/2018 41 CR 11, June 10, 2018, effective 6/30/2018 41 CR 24, December 25, 2018, effective 1/14/2019 42 CR 06, March 25, 2019, effective 4/14/2019 42 CR 06, March 25, 2019, effective 5/30/2019 42 CR 11, June 10, 2019, effective 6/30/2019 43 CR 12, June 25, 2020, effective 7/15/2020 44 CR 06, March 25, 2021, effective 4/14/2021 44 CR 11, June 10, 2021, effective 6/30/2021 44 CR 24, December 25, 2021, effective 1/14/2022 45 CR 11, June 10, 2022, effective 6/30/2022 45 CR 17, September 10, 2022, effective 9/10/2022 45 CR 17, September 10, 2022, effective 9/30/2022 45 CR 23, December 10, 2022, effective 1/30/2023

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