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Underground Storage Tank Licensing & Training

Underground Storage Tank Licensing & Training

UST Installer Requirements

In order to obtain a license to be an UST Installer, applications must complete a 36-hour UST Installer Course, demonstrate minimal experience and pass a UST Installer exam.  In some cases, applicants with a lot of experience or an engineering background may skip the 36-hour UST Installer Course and take the exam directly.

UST Inspector Requirements

In order to obtain a license to be an UST Inspector, applicants must demonstrate a prerequisite of being a Certified Fire Safety Inspector.  Applicant must also complete the 36-hour UST Installer Course (but not the UST Installer exam), and applicants must complete a 30-hour UST Inspector Training Course and pass a UST Inspector exam.

Operator Training Requirements

Pursuant to federal and state regulations, UST owners must designate different types of operators for each site.  These operators are referred to as Class A Operators, Class B Operators and Class C Operators.  The Class A Operator is normally the person that handles the administrative duties for the UST system.  The Class B Operator is normally the person that handles day-to-day maintenance of the UST system.  The Class C Operator is normally the store clerk who allows the dispensing of fuel to customers.   Each class of operator must undergo training and obtain a certificate showing completion of training.

Sponsors of Training Requirements

BUSTR regulations allow third parties to sponsor training relating to UST Installer Training, UST Inspector Training, and Operator Training.  Anyone wishing to sponsor training must submit an application to BUSTR along with a lesson plan describing their training content in detail.

Audits

BUSTR regulations describe the duties of UST Installers and UST Inspectors in detail.  Periodically, BUSTR will visit sites undergoing Installation, modification or removal activities and monitor the performance of UST Installer and UST Inspectors.  Also, BUSTR will periodically audit training courses to ensure the Sponsors of Training are adhering to their lesson plans.  BUSTR has the authority to suspend or revoke the licenses of UST Installers, UST Inspectors, and Sponsors of Training for failure to carry out duties in keeping with BUSTR regulations.

 

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