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Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Anyone transporting hazardous materials that require placarding must obtain a permit from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) prior to transporting the materials within, to, from, or throughout Colorado. This does not apply to motor vehicles owned by the federal government, used to transport products utilized for agricultural production to or from the farm and/or ranch site, or farm machinery which is exempted from registration requirements, unless such vehicles are used in the furtherance of any commercial business other than agriculture.
To receive a permit, a permit application and fee must be submitted. The annual permit fee ranges from $10 to $400 depending on the number of fleet vehicles operating within the state. A single trip permit may be obtained at all port of entry weigh stations. The single trip permits will be issued upon the approval of the permit application and upon payment of a $25 fee.
To submit a permit application, visit Colorado Oversize Overweight Permitting and Routing (COOPR) at https://coopr.codot.gov.
Transportation of Hazardous Waste
No special permit or registration is required for transporters of hazardous waste. However, transporters of hazardous waste are required to have an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Identification (ID) Number. Note the EPA ID number requirement is for transporters transporting regulated hazardous wastes, not for all materials regulated as hazardous materials.
To transport nuclear materials into, within, throughout, or out of the State of Colorado, a carrier must obtain a nuclear materials transportation permit authorizing such transportation issued by the CDOT.
The annual nuclear materials transport permit fee is $500, and each permit will be valid for one year from the date of issuance. In addition to the annual permit fee, each carrier must pay a $200 fee for each shipment that is transported. All applicable fees due must be paid in a manner acceptable to the CDOT. To view information about the application, fees, terms, and process, visit COOPR at https://coopr.codot.gov.
Section 5 of the Colorado Regulations Pertaining to Solid Waste Sites and Facilities defines proper disposal methods and reporting procedures for asbestos waste and asbestos contaminated soil.
To view this information, visit the Code of Colorado Regulations at www.sos.state.co.us.