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UST Branch: Operator Training Requirements

New Rules for UST Operator Training became effective on August 18, 2009.

These new rules have created a training and registration program for underground storage tank operators, as required by the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005. Following is a summary of the rule changes.

Final Rules

This rule requires that Class A and B operators be re-trained if UST facilities are found to be out of compliance. See R311-201-12(k)(2)(A). This can occur if a facility is found to be out of compliance with the EPA Significant Operational Compliance (SOC) measures for leak prevention and leak detection. These measures are incorporated by reference into the UST rules. To view or download the SOC measures, click on the following links: