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Learn more about the January 1, 2020, deadline for new testing requirements in the Petroleum Program guidance.
The Petroleum Storage Tank Committee and OPS will accept comments on Proposed Policy 29 to guide further decisions on the implementation of this policy.
Submit your comments on both Policy 29 and the 2019 Incentive Program Overview to Jane Bral at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Petroleum Program has made updates to the requirements for Tier III and Tier IV closures. We have created a memorandum to describe these updates, so please read it to learn more.
If you have any questions, please contact Rob Herbert at email@example.com or Tom Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the Memorandum →
Beginning in August, the Annual Tank Registration Invoice will include a short compliance self-certification along with a summary of the fees owed. By submitting payment, the owner/operator will acknowledge familiarity with OPS regulatory requirements and agree to make all required records available to OPS for review upon request.
Registration fees can be paid online at colorado.gov/TankRegistration or by check.
If paying by check, it should be made payable to the Division of Oil and Public Safety and mailed to:Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Division of Oil and Public Safety
PO Box 628
Denver, CO 80201-0628
Please include your account number on the check and include a copy of the invoice with your payment to ensure proper credit.
If you have any past due registration fees, the invoice will alert you to call 303-318-8538 to get those paid.
View the sample invoice below to see the new layout.
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) have replaced Individual Listed Consultants effective January 1, 2018. The REP designation better aligns 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.
As of January 1, 2018, the limit to submit costs for reimbursement is now three years.
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.
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.