Alaska UST Class C Operator Training
Understand how to safely respond to emergency situations involving USTs in Alaska.
Montana UST Class C Operator Training
Understand Montana underground storage tank safety best practices with training.
Ohio UST Class A/B Operator Training
Understand EPA compliant practices for underground storage tanks in Ohio.
Ohio UST Class C Operator Training
Complete your required Class C UST training for underground storage tanks in Ohio.
Oregon UST Class A/B Operator Training (ICC Preparatory Course)
Learn EPA compliance standards for owners and operators of UST facilities in Oregon.
Oregon UST Class C Operator Training
Comply with EPA and Oregon state regulations after completing our UST training.
Rhode Island UST Class C Operator Training
Understand efficient responses to common UST hazards in Rhode Island.
Utah UST Class A/B Operator Training
Learn to manage your UST facility in accordance to Utah’s EPA standards.
West Virginia UST Class A/B Operator Training
Learn how to safely work with and around USTs in West Virginia with this training.
West Virginia UST Class C Operator Training
Adhere to your UST Class C training requirements after completing this course.
Wyoming UST Class A/B Operator Training (ICC Preparatory Course)
Understand EPA regulations as they relate to Wyoming UST operations.
Wyoming UST Class C Operator Training
Learn to safely operate your underground storage facility in compliance with EPA.
Who Needs UST Training?
If you own or operate an underground storage tank, you have certain responsibilities, including mandatory training. UST operator training is intended for workers and employers who work at storage tank sites. The training for UST operators is divided into three classes:
Each class must be trained to comply with their responsibilities so that they know how to eliminate any possibility of leaking storage tank systems.
Underground Storage Tank training teaches you how to properly install the storage tank system and keep it secure from spills, overfills, and corrosion. Additionally, you’ll learn about your responsibilities for recordkeeping and reporting leaks. Finally, you’ll learn about following regulatory rules during the installation of new tanks and the closure of existing ones.
Browse our online UST training courses to find the right one to meet your state and operator class requirements.
Why Are Underground Storage Tanks Regulated?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an underground storage tank (UST) consists of a tank, or group of tanks, connected by underground piping with at least 10% of their combined volume underground.
Underground storage tanks are used for numerous purposes, but the USTs that must comply with federal regulations typically contain either petroleum or certain hazardous substances. And the reason USTs are dangerous is that they have the potential to leak into soil and contaminate groundwater. Additionally, fumes and vapors can travel underground and accumulate in areas like garages and basements where they can create dangerous hazards, including explosions and fire.
To keep the public safe, Congress passed a series of laws in 40 CFR part 280 and gave the EPA the authority to regulate underground storage tanks. The EPA also has authority over any underground storage tanks in Indian Country. Additionally, many states have their own regulations for USTs that are stricter than the federal regulations.
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