Hazardous Materials / HMR

Across the globe releases of hazardous materials have endangered employees, the public, emergency responders, adjacent properties and the environment. By adhering to national and local standards, the incidents in Denver have been reduced to a few isolated cases.
 
Operators of companies and businesses using, storing, dispensing, producing, or handling hazardous materials (HazMat) are required to contact the Hazardous Materials Unit in the Fire Prevention Division (FPD) to ensure the respective facilities are in compliance with both federal and Denver municipal regulations. FPD's Hazardous Materials Unit manages hazardous materials compliance with specific code requirements for reviews, permits, and inspections.  This benefits everyone potentially exposed to the hazards of an accidental release or operational failure.

A new HazMat permit application generally occurs in two steps:  

  • the first is relatively small in scope and used to determine whether a more comprehensive application is necessary;
  • the second--when necessary--includes more detailed information to determine required mitigation features, systems and components, and to assist in emergency incidents.

A renewing HazMat application generally only requires transferring the data submitted for the previous HazMat Operational Permit to the most recent version of the HazMat Report (HMR).

Please send your workbook to:
DFDHMIS@denvergov.org
720-913-3497 

You can also contact the HazMat Inspections Group for any questions regarding forms, documentation, accessing documents, or filling out your workbook.

HazMat Application Components

This is a 2007 Microsoft Excel workbook containing input forms for Contacts, Building description, HazMat area descriptions, and a HazMat Inventory Statement (HMIS).  It is used by FPD to determine code compliance and data needed for permit issuance.
This is primarily a set of up to three facility graphic plans depicting locations, types, and amounts of HazMat and emergency equipment.  See the instructions for details on generating an HMMP.  The HMMP does not need to be submitted with permit renewals provided there are no changes to the information it depicts.

Where do I send Tier II reports for Denver?

If a Tier II report is required, it must be submitted to three places:  Denver LEPC, the Denver Fire Department and the State of Colorado Emergency Planning Commission.  Colorado recently passed legislation requiring the use of the EPA’s Tier2Submit software for submittal.  You can download this software from the EPA at  http://www2.epa.gov/epcra-tier-i-and-tier-ii-reporting/tier2-submit-software#tierii  Please send your Tier II reports to DFDTIER2@denvergov.org in the .t2s file format.  There is no need to send a hard copy.  For Tier II reports please send a .t2s file (from the Tier2Submit software) and a pdf  file.  

For Information on EPCRA Tier I/II reporting, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/epcra-tier-i-and-tier-ii-reporting.

If you have any questions regarding your Tier II submittal, please contact:
Charlie Vigil, Technician
720-913-3508

Depending on the nature of the hazards and the quantity of materials, additional documents may be required in the HazMat Operational Permit Application, including an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and SARA Title 3 Tier 2 Report.

Please read this memorandum about Hazardous Reporting and Permits in Denver.

Payment for Services and Fees

Checks made payable to:
Denver Manager of Finance

You can deliver in person to:
745 West Colfax Avenue - 1st Floor
(receipt will be issued)

Or mail to:
P.O. Box 40385
Denver, CO 80204 

Payment may also be made by credit card.
Please call 720-913-3474 or 720-913-3411 to make a credit card payment.

Apply for Hazardous Materials Permit

To apply for a hazardous materials permit, or if you have questions about Hazardous Materials Permits or HMIS, please contact us at:

Fire Prevention Division - 
Hazardous Materials Permits and Inspections
745 West Colfax Ave., 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 720-913-3513

Michael.Hecker@denvergov.org  

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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