All underground storage tank owners are required to have a trained Primary Operator and a trained Emergency Response Operator. Tank owners must designate a primary operator for each facility. Primary Operators must be employees of the UST owner or operator. Third-party contractors or testing companies are NOT able to serve as primary operators.
If you have been designated as a Primary Operator for a NC UST facility, you need to register for a training course.
The 2005 Federal Energy Policy Act mandates training for all UST system operators. NC operator training requirements are located in NC General Statute 143-215.94 [NN through TT] The primary operator is responsible for day-to-day operation, maintenance, and record-keeping of the facility, and needs to have a general knowledge of UST compliance requirements. For more information refer to the UST Operator Training Requirements.
Two types of operators must receive training:
1. Primary Operator (also called Class A/B), and
2. Emergency Response Operator (also called Class C).
Training for Primary Operators can be conducted at a UST facility during an inspection if the facility is in compliance. Otherwise, training occurs at NC Tank School or online with a private training vender.
CLICK HERE for the Training Registration Page
A draft operator training manual is available. It lists the maintenance, testing, and recordkeeping requirements. DOWNLOAD DRAFT MANUAL
The table below contains the Primary Operator training slideshows which are used in Tank School.
The Emergency Response Operator training slideshow is used by Primary Operators to train their Emergency Response Operators.