The City operates six governmental fleet fueling sites, each equipped with large-volume underground storage tanks and many smaller tanks that support parks and landscape equipment, collect oil from car and truck maintenance, and power the standby electrical generators that support all of the City’s critical buildings and infrastructure.
Certain tanks are subject to state and federal regulation. The Colorado Department of Labor & Employment’s Oil and Public Safety Division oversees the Colorado Petroleum Storage Tank Regulations.
EM&O’s Active Tanks Program (ATP) works with city agencies to ensure all of the City’s regulated tanks meet state and federal requirements. The ATP also ensures that all tanks too small to be regulated by state and federal law comply with local fire code requirements.
Some of the specific services provided by the ATP include:
- Comprehensive annual tank inspections and testing
- Continuous monitoring for leaks and other operational conditions
- Recordkeeping and compliance reporting to the Oil and Public Safety Division
- Tank installation and removal consultation
- Tank site renovation and equipment upgrades
- Tank maintenance and repair by certified environmental professionals
- Strategic, long-term planning for infrastructure replacement or upgrade