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Training for Class A, B or C Operator - USTs

Class A Operator Training

Class A operator -has primary responsibility to operate and maintain the UST system and facility. The Class A operator’s responsibilities include managing resources and personnel, such as establishing work assignments to achieve and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. In general, this person focuses on the broader aspects of the statutory and regulatory requirements and standards necessary to properly operate and maintain the UST system and facility (see §6502.8).

Required training for Class A operators includes the following:

  (a) Spill and overfill prevention

  (b) Release detection and related reporting requirements,

  (c) Corrosion protection

  (d) Emergency response,

  (e) Product and equipment compatibility,

  (f) Financial responsibility

  (g) Notification and UST registration requirements,

  (h) Temporary and permanent UST closure requirements, and

  (i) Class A, B, and C operator training requirements

Class B Operator Training

Class B operator - implements applicable UST system regulatory requirements and standards in the field or at the UST facility. This operator oversees and implements the day-to-day aspects of operations, maintenance, and recordkeeping for the USTs at one or more facilities (see §6502.9).

Required training for Class B operators includes the following:

  (a) Spill and overfill prevention

  (b) Release detection and related reporting requirements,

  (c) Corrosion protection

  (d) Emergency response,

  (e) Product and equipment compatibility,

  (f) Report and recordkeeping requirements, and

  (g) Class C operator training requirements

Class C Operator Training

Class C operator - is the first line of response to events indicating an emergency condition. This person is responsible for responding to alarms or other indications of emergencies caused by a spill or release from a UST system and equipment failures. The Class C operator notifies the Class A or B operator and appropriate emergency responders when necessary (see §6502.10).

Required training for Class C operators:

Class A or B Operators may provide training to Class C Operators or this may be done by an external training provider. At a minimum, training provided by the Class A or B operator shall enable the Class C operator to take action in response to emergencies or alarms caused by spills or releases from a UST system. Training shall include written instructions or procedures for the Class C operator to follow and to provide notification necessary in the event of emergency conditions. After the initial training, Class C operators shall be briefed by the Class A or B operator, on these instructions or procedures at least annually (every 12 months).

 

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