UST Operator Responsibilities

Under the Energy Policy Act, each regulated UST facility must employ Class A, Class B and Class C operators who can properly operate and maintain the UST system and respond to events including emergency conditions and alarms caused by spills or releases from the UST system.

Class A and B Operators

Class A and B operators who have passed an examination will be required to provide training to the Class C operators under their supervision. The responsibilities of a Class A and Class B operator can be satisfied by a single person for multiple sites. An UST owner may be certified as a Class A operator and choose to use a subcontractor to act as their Class B operator who would then provide the Class C operators with the appropriate training.


Class C Operators

As required under current training rules, Class C operators must be trained before dispensing a regulated substance or assuming responsibility for responding to emergencies. Only a Class C operator is required to actually be on site at all times during operation of the fueling system.

New and previously trained operators can be designated as one, two or all three classes of operators. Training for all three classes of operators will be verified at the time of EPD inspection; therefore, written verification of training completion for Class A, B and C operators must be maintained at the facility or be readily available upon request. The Class C operator training written verifications require the UST operator’s name, the date training was completed, and the name, site address and facility identification number for the UST facility that the UST operator serves.

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