2021 State of Colorado Changes

Starting on January 1st of 2021, the State of Colorado is updating its conveyance inspection regulations so that 5-year witnessed tests and annual inspections will now both expire in the same month, based on the 5-year witnessed test month. 

From the State of Colorado:

The Periodic Inspection may occur as follows:

(a) Through December 31, 2020, the inspection may occur as early as the first day of the month prior to the expiration of the Certificate of Operation to maintain the current Certificate of Operation expiration date. If the Periodic Inspection occurs before this date, the beginning date of the ensuing Certificate of Operation will be set at the last day of the month of the Periodic Inspection.

(b) Effective January 1, 2021, the Periodic Inspection shall comply with Section 2-3-2 (4).

Effective January 1, 2021, the Conveyance Owner shall ensure that conveyance testing and inspection are aligned as follows:

(a) The Certificate of Operation (CO) will expire at the end of the month that the witnessed test is due, and this CO expiration month/Compliance Month and date will not change in future years, except as approved by the Administrator.

(b) The non-witnessed annual test shall be conducted within 60 days of the Compliance Month/CO expiration month.

(c) The Periodic Inspection shall be conducted in the Compliance Month/CO expiration month, and during or following the annual test to verify the completion of the test.

(d) During the year that the witnessed annual and 5-year tests are due, all testing shall be conducted in the Compliance Month/CO expiration month and the Periodic Inspection shall be conducted concurrently with the witnessing of these tests.

(e) Any change to the Compliance Month/CO expiration month from the above requirements shall be approved by the Administrator.

(f) If a TCO has been issued because of a non-compliant test, the previously established Compliance Month/CO expiration month shall not change.

The expiration date for the ensuing Certificate of Operation will be set at the last day of the Compliance Month.

COMPLIANCE MONTH: The month of the year in which the Certificate of Operation expires, based on the five year witnessed test month. The annual inspection is completed during this month for the issuance of subsequent Certificates of Operation. 

What this means for you:

Your annual inspection and your five year witnessed test will now move to the same compliance month. This will be based off the month in which your last five year witnessed test was performed. For example, if your annual inspection normally expires in March but your five year test month is April, your annual inspection will now move to an April expiration.* You should be receiving emails from the State of Colorado about these changes, so we ask that you please forward any correspondence you receive from the State to kate@peicolorado.com.

*This is only an example, please contact State of Colorado to confirm dates for your elevators.

Who to contact:

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about this new program. We are always here for you. You can either call us at (720) 641-1300 or email Kate@peicolorado.com.

Additionally feel free to contact the Division of Oil and Public Safety with any requests for alignment of multiple elevators or specific questions regarding expiration date changes. We have two contacts that you can reach out to:

Karen Klaversma - karen.klaversma@state.co.us

Erik Trefry - erik.trefry@state.co.us

Please CC us on any emails, so we can update our systems as well.

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