Petroleum Storage Tank Committee

The Petroleum Storage Tank Committee (PSTC) is comprised of seven members who have technical expertise and knowledge in the fields related to corrective actions taken to mitigate underground and aboveground storage tank releases. The three permanent members are the Director of the Division of Oil and Public Safety (or designee), the Executive Director of the Department of Labor and Employment (or designee), and a petroleum storage tank owner/operator. The other four members on the committee may represent one of the following groups: Fire protection districts, elected local governmental officials, companies that refine and retail motor fuels in Colorado, companies that wholesale motor fuels in Colorado, owners and operators of independent retail outlets, companies that conduct corrective actions or install and repair underground and aboveground storage tanks and private citizens or interest groups.

PSTC Meeting Information

The PSTC meets to review and approve reimbursement claims; for the current schedule of meetings, agendas, minutes and policies, see below.

2024 PSTC Meeting Dates

The 2023 PSTC Meetings will be held virtually until further notice. In order to attend the Petroleum Storage Tank Committee via Google Hangouts, please click here.  To call to the meeting, please use this information: 

Phone Number: 601-884-1277‬
PIN: ‪885 942 593#‬

The meeting will start at 9:00 am as usual.  Please contact us at cdle_fund@state.co.us should you have any questions

PSTC Member Information

Member Name

Member Type

Term Expiration

Ernie MartinezOwner/Operator10/16/2024
Brett ReddCorrective Action Companies10/16/2025
Jennifer SteffesPrivate Citizen10/16/2025
Steve CallahanRefiner and Retailer10/16/2026
Scott PaulsonIndependent Retail Outlets10/16/2025
Mahesh AlbuquerqueDivision Director10/16/2024
Zach HopeDesignee of CDLE Executive Director10/16/2024

OPS Staff



Jennifer CalkinsReimbursement Application Presenter
Mary KV WhiteReimbursement Application Presenter
Luz DuqueCommittee Meeting Organizer






1Contamination Discovery Date (Replaced by Policy #17 as of 2/2/1996)
2Multi-use Tanks
3Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Eligibility
4Percentage Reduction For Non-compliance with Petroleum Storage Tank (UST) Regulations; Denial for Substantial Non-compliance
5When the Fund Incurs Liability
6Contamination Discovered December 22, 1988-July 1, 1989
7Application Processing Time Clock - Date Filed to Date Submitted for Review by Petroleum Storage Tank Committee
8Costs Incurred During Contract Scope of Work, and Either Not Approved by the Committee or Not Submitted on the Application, Cannot Be Submitted at a Later Date
10Imputed Knowledge And Actions
11Definition of "Properly and Fully Completed Claims for Reimbursement"
12Transferring Eligibility
13Maximum Allowable Reimbursement Without an Approved Corrective Action Plan (Repealed on 5/17/2013)
14Property Owner Applicants
15State-led Cleanups for Applicants Who Bear No Responsibility for the Release
16Penalty for Failure to Submit or Implement a Corrective Action Plan
17USTs Closed in Place Before December 22, 1988
18Approved costs beyond the $3 million fiscal year aggregate statutory limit
19Reasonable Cost Guidelines
20Fund Eligibility for Property Owners Who Obtain Property after June 3, 1992
21Reimbursement of Tank Closure Costs
22Procedural Guidelines for Protest Hearing
23Lender Eligibility
25Legal Representation at Petroleum Storage Tank Fund Protest Hearings
26Time Limits and Dollar Limits on Applications Submitted for Reimbursement
27Bid Process for Economic Feasibility Summaries
28Promissory Agreements
29UST Removal Reimbursement