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