What's New

Environmental Response Surcharge Drops to $75 on April 1

The Petroleum Storage Tank Fund balance has surpassed $3 million since November 2016, so OPS notified the Department of Revenue to lower the Environmental Response Surcharge (ERS) from $100 to $75 in accordance with Section 8-20-206.5 of the Petroleum Storage Tank Statutes.

This reduced ERS is in effect as of April 1, 2017.

More information about the ERS is available on the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund page.

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.