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Daniel Shepherd Miller
Dan Miller

2381 S Lupine St
Lakewood, CO 80228

Mr. Miller retired from his position as a Senior Assistant Attorney General at the Colorado Department of Law in January 2023. He had worked there since 1987. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1978, and a J.D. and Masters degree in City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983. Mr. Miller has extensive experience in hazardous waste regulation and cleanup, particularly in the area of state regulation of federal facilities. He served on various national committees addressing the cleanup of federal facilities, including the National Governors' Association-Department of Energy Federal Facilities Task Force and the Federal Facility Environmental Restoration Dialogue Committee. Mr. Miller is also a student of institutional controls -- legal and administrative mechanisms used to restrict land or water use in connection with cleanups of contaminated sites. He is the chief drafter of Colorado's institutional control legislation, and also served as an observeradvisor to the Uniform Environmental Covenant Act Drafting Committee of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.


EPA Region:
Region 8 – (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY)
Year of induction:
BA 1978 University of Colorado JD, MCP 1983 University of California, Berkeley
Court Admissions:
Colorado US District Court, District of Colorado
Professional Societies and Organizations:
ACOEL Fellow
Representative Publications:
Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth -- Federal Agency Opposition to State Institutional Control Law. Environmental Law Institute News and Analysis, 9-2002.
Illustrative Projects:
Represented Colorado's Hazardous Waste Management program in its enforcement and cleanup efforts at Rocky Flats, a former nuclear weapons manufacturing facility managed by the US Department of Energy, including negotiation of joint RCRA-CHWA corrective action order--CERCLA Section 120 Interagency Agreement. Negotiate administrative orders and environmental covenants governing re-use and re-development of former contaminated industrial sites. Negotiated settlement of Colorado's Natural Resource Damage claims against the US Army and Shell at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Negotiated hazardous waste administrative consent order governing remediation of unexploded ordnance contamination at former Lowry Bombing Range. Testified before various Congressional committees on behalf of a consortium of state Attorneys General regarding proposed amendments exempting the Department of Defense from RCRA and CERCLA liability for cleanup of unexploded ordnance.