In order to minimize and prevent accidental leaks and spills, owners and operators must be properly trained and certified in various aspects of UST system maintenance and operations. To become a UST Operator, employees must be trained and must pass a authorized exam that demonstrates their competence to operate these tank systems.
The EPA revised the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulation and the State Approval Regulation in June 2015 and the states have until October 13, 2018 to apply or reapply for state UST program approval.
The EPA has established the following minimum training requirements for designated UST Class A, Class B, and Class C operators. All operators must be trained by October 13, 2018.
UST Class A Operator training is required for person(s) having primary responsibility for on-site operation and maintenance of UST systems (owner or operator of a UST facility). UST Class B Operator training is required for persons involved with daily on-site operation and maintenance of UST systems.
Each Texas UST facility must have at least one named individual certified for each class of UST operator — Classes A, B, and C . One person may hold more than one operator UST operator classification
USTs are regulated in the U.S. to prevent release of petroleum and contamination of groundwater, soil and air. View UST Acronyms and what they apply to:
Comprehensive Underground Storage Tank (UST) glossary derived from the EPA and other federal resources.
UST Class C Operators are the first responders to emergency situations at a UST facility – like a gas station or convenience store. These individuals are usually the clerks of a facility.