Storage tank and vapor control system guidelines

The Air Pollution Control Division, in a joint effort with industry, has published Storage Tank and Vapor Control System GuidelinesThe guidelines describe technical and practical considerations for design, operation, and maintenance of vapor control systems at Colorado oil and gas facilities.

Benefits of following the guidelines and notifying the division:

  • Certainty and clarity for operators on designing, operating and maintaining storage tanks while complying with regulatory requirements
  • A shorter list of questions and records requested during inspections (when emissions are observed)
  • Reduction in repeat questions and records requests
  • Improved efficiency for the operator and the Division

Process for implementing and following the guidelines:

Step 1: Review the Storage Tank and Vapor Control System Guidelines.

Step 2: Notify the Division of your company's intention to follow the guidelines.

Step 3: Prepare your materials (as needed). Include all items as detailed in the STVCS Submittal Checklist

Step 4: Submit your materials to the Division.

Directions on submitting your materials will be sent to you once you notify the Division of your intent to follow the Storage Tank and Vapor Control Guidelines, as directed in Step 2.

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