Underground Storage Tank Operator Training
All underground storage tank owners are required to have trained Primary and Emergency Response Operators. Owners are responsible to designate a primary operator for each permitted facility. The primary operator is responsible for day-to-day operating, maintenance, and record-keeping, and needs to have a general knowledge of UST compliance requirements. For more information refer to the UST Operator Training Requirements brochure.
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The Federal Energy Policy Act enacted by Congress in 2005 mandates training for all UST system operators. NC operator training requirements are located in NC General Statute 143-215.94 [NN through TT]
Two types of operators must receive training:
1. a Primary Operator (Class A/B), and
2. an Emergency Response Operator (Class C).
It is the responsibility of UST owners to designate a Primary Operator for each UST facility. The person designated as the Primary Operator should be an individual who is responsible for the day-to-day aspects of operating, maintaining, and record-keeping, and has a general knowledge of the UST compliance requirements listed in 15A NCAC 2N, Criteria and Standards Applicable to Underground Storage Tanks.
Training for Primary Operators can be conducted at a UST facility during a regular compliance inspection if the facility is in compliance.
If the Primary Operator cannot successfully complete the training or the facility is not in compliance, training at Tank School or online training is required.
The tables below contain training materials. You will recieve the Primary Operator training slideshows in Tank School - they are also found below in the first table. The Emergency Response Operator Training slideshows are in the 2nd table below. Primary Operators use these slideshows to train their Emergency Response Operators.