UST Operator Training Requirements

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Operator Training Requirements for All UST Facilities

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.

Operator Training Requirements for All Active UST Facilities

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

Georgia 

South Carolina 

Tennessee

Submitting Your Operator Certificates

Mail copies of your operator certificates to EPD, along with the Download this pdf file. Notification of Class A, B, and C Operators  form, to the address on the form. If the course you completed did not provide a certificate number, EPD will assign one to you. It is no longer required to submit a reciprocity form.  

Operator Class Definitions

  • Class A operators may not be directly responsible for a task, but they are ultimately responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Class B operators are responsible for the day-to-day aspects of operating, maintaining, 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.