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Follow-up: Consultant Criteria and RCG Stakeholder Meeting

The OPS Petroleum Program would like to offer our sincere thanks to those who attended and provided valuable input at our October 9 stakeholder meeting. We have reviewed and considered your comments and concerns in our effort to recommend a justifiable, equitable and sustainable increase to the RCG (Reasonable Cost Guideline) labor rates.

(If you were unable to attend the meeting, you may view this presentation to see the data we shared during the meeting.)

The principles that guided our efforts to determine the appropriate recommendations were:

  • We need to be protective of the Fund.
  • We value investing in quality people rather than paying for markup.

With these principles in mind, we made the following recommendations to the Petroleum Storage Tank Committee during the October 16 Committee meeting.

  • 10% labor rate increase for all labor categories
  • Reduce markup to 10% across the board
    • ​We realize that some of you expressed concern about reducing markup, but we believe this is an important and valuable policy change that should be considered.

We welcome your comments about these recommendations. Please send your feedback to us via our Public Comment email box no later than Monday, November 16

Again, we greatly appreciate your time and consideration regarding the RCG adjustment effort.

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