UST Operator: Class A, B, and C
Operator Class Definitions
- Class A operators are ultimately responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Class B operators are responsible for the day-to-day aspects of operating and maintaining the UST system, record keeping, and informing the proper persons when repairs or maintenance is needed.
- Class C operators must have the knowledge and skills to take appropriate actions (including notifying appropriate authorities) in response to emergencies or alarms caused by spills or releases from the UST system. A Class C operator must be onsite when the UST system is in use and when the tanks are being filled.
Operator Training Requirements for All UST Facilities
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All UST facilities, including those with tanks in temporary-out-of-use (TOU) status, must have at least one Class A and Class B operator. The Class A operator and the Class B operator may be the same person or they may be different people. Facilities that do not have a certified Class A and B operator cannot complete tank registration and will be in violation of the Georgia Rules for Underground Storage Tank Management.
In addition to having at least one Class A and Class B operator, all active UST facilities must also have one or more Class C operators. Each designated Class C operator may be trained by a Class A or Class B operator or complete a training course. The Class C operator must be an employee that is physically present at the facility. Most UST facilities will have more than one Class C operator.
Approved Training Courses
- Classroom and In-Person Training Providers (Class A and B Operator)
- Online Training Providers (Class A and B Operator)
- Online Combined Class A and B Operator Course (Note: external link to South Carolina training)
- Online Individual Class A and B Operator Courses (Note: external link to Tennessee training. Make sure you complete all modules in the Class B course)
- Operator Training Courses (Class C Operator)
- Class C Operators can be trained in the field by a Class A/B Operator. The certificate located below will need to be completed and submitted to EPD.
Submitting Your Operator Certificates
Scan and email copies of your operator certificates and the [email protected]. If the course you completed did not provide a certificate number, contact EPD. A reciprocity form is no longer required.form to
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