What's New

Updated Corrective Action Guidance Now Available

Go to the Petroleum Guidance to see the updates.

Update: Task and Labor Code 6.9

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:

  • A review of actual rates that were reimbursed for this analysis over the last three years;
  • Rates reimbursed by other state programs; and
  • Input from laboratories currently performing this analysis in Colorado.

TLC 6.9 is the most common analysis performed.

Incentive Program

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.

Enhancements to Listed Consultant Program Forthcoming

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.

Petroleum Program news is posted here as updates become available. Check the Calendar of Events for information about upcoming training classes and other events.