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Proposed changes to the solid waste regulations concerning the producer responsibility program
Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST
Category: Other Events

The Solid Waste and Materials Management Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 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. CDPHE is 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 (CPI). CDPHE is also required to establish rules for the administration, operation, and enforcement of the Program. 

CDPHE will host a virtual stakeholder meeting on the second draft of the proposed rules on February 13, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to discuss the updated draft regulations and gather input:

Agenda:

  • Updated Concept #1: rule authorization, dollar limit exemption adjustment, general provisions, PRO reimbursement to CDPHE, inspection-enforcement-penalties
  • Updated Concept #2: producer regulations
  • Updated Concept #3 PRO regulations, individual program plans, education and outreach 
  • Updated Concept #4: covered materials, covered entities, minimum recyclable list.
Register for this meeting

The updated draft regulations are available on the solid waste proposed rulemaking and stakeholder processes webpage. In addition to providing comments at the upcoming meeting, stakeholders may submit comments on the proposed changes to [email protected] with the subject line “EPR Rulemaking #2 Second Draft Feedback”. Please also indicate which Concept you are providing feedback on.

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

For questions about the proposed changes, please contact Darla Arians at [email protected] or 720.693.3542. For more information about the Producer Responsibility Program, please visit our website.