1. Who regulates UST systems?
The U.S. EPA develops regulations for underground storage tank systems; however, regulatory authority is delegated to individual states. Depending on the state, a UST program may have more stringent requirements than the federal regulations.
2. What are the responsibilities of a UST owner or operator for employees?
Have trained class A, class B, and class C operators.
3. What records need to be maintained about Class A, B or C operators?
Owners and operators must maintain a record identifying all currently designated operators at the facility. These records must include: the operator name, operator class, date assumed duties, and training or retraining dates. Owners and operators must also have records that verify the completion of training or retraining. Proof of training should include: trainee name, date trained, operator training class completed, name of training company or examiner, and the training company’s name, address and telephone number.
4. When do operators need retraining?
Any Class A or B operator that is found to be out of compliance is required to be retrained within 30 days of the determination of noncompliance. Retraining isn’t required if they take an annual refresher training or if the implementing agency waives the requirement for retraining.