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Go to the Petroleum Guidance to see the updates.
At the May 19 meeting, the Petroleum Storage Tank Committee (PSTC) voted unanimously to reduce the Reasonable Cost Guideline (RCG) rate for Task and Labor Code (TLC) 6.9 for analysis of BTEX/MTBE/TVPH by EPA Method 8260 from $115 to $65 (or $70 for laboratories with a physical presence in Colorado). This reduced rate will be effective for analysis performed on and after July 1, 2017. In addition, applicants seeking reimbursement from the Colorado Petroleum Storage Tank Fund will need to use laboratories that are nationally accredited.
Earlier this year the PSTC directed OPS to investigate whether rates for TLC 6.9 were excessive, as many laboratories were providing this service for less than half the RCG rate.
The decision to reduce the rate was based on:
TLC 6.9 is the most common analysis performed.
As of January 1, 2017, the Petroleum Program has the authority to use moneys in the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund to provide underground or aboveground storage tank owners and operators who maintain significant operational compliance with incentives in the form of reduced deductibles when upgrading existing tank systems in response to a release.
View the Incentive Program Overview document for more details about how to apply.
OPS is pleased to announce that Recognized Environmental Professionals (REPs) will replace Individual Listed Consultants effective January 1, 2018. The REP designation will better align decision-making responsibility between OPS, environmental consultants and responsible parties by identifying environmental consultants who can demonstrate decision-making experience on environmental characterization and remediation projects.
Read the fact sheet below for more information about this change.
Funding is now available to help revitalize petroleum storage tank properties that are not eligible for reimbursement from the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund! Visit the Petroleum Brownfields Program page for more details.
Attention Fund applicants: if you receive reimbursement payments via paper warrant (check), please note the following updates to this process, effective August 1, 2017:
We encourage all Fund applicants to provide us with email addresses to better facilitate this payment process.
Contact Jane Bral, Fund Section supervisor, at 303-318-8510 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The current five-year limit to submit costs for reimbursement will be reduced to three years beginning with applications received after January 1, 2018.
This limit will be further reduced to two years beginning with applications received after January 1, 2020.
Contact Jane Bral at 303-318-8510 or email@example.com if you have any questions.