Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (DLE) Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS) Oil Inspectors Section
DLE OPS Remediation Section
DLE OPS State Fund Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado has adopted National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes 30 and 30A as they apply to aboveground storage tank (AST) construction, design, and installation. The state requires AST owners and operators to obtain a permit from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (DLE)'s Oil Inspectors Section (OPS) before commencing operations. The OPS requires prior notification of permanent tank closure or change in service. In addition to state regulations, all AST systems must meet local fire district rules, zoning ...