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This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

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August 31, 2007
Training for UST Operators

EPA has issued guidelines for training operators of USTs. States that receive funding under the EPACT to run their UST programs must require that UST operators be trained in conformance with minimum federal standards.

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States also have the option of imposing additional training requirements on UST operators.

The guidance defines the three classes of operators and the objectives of the training as follows:

Class A Operator. This individual generally focuses on the statutory and regulatory requirements related to operating and maintaining the UST system. The training objective is to ensure broad knowledge of regulatory requirements.

Class B Operator. This individual generally is responsible for field implementation of applicable UST regulatory requirements and carries out day-to-day aspects of operating, maintaining, and recordkeeping for USTs at one or more facilities. The training objective is to ensure in-depth knowledge of how to implement regulatory requirements.

Class C Operator. This individual is generally the first line of response when emergencies occur. The training objective is to ensure knowledge of actions to take in the event of a leak or other emergency.

Training requirements in conformance with the guidelines must be developed by states no later than August 8, 2009. Operators must be trained according to the program adopted by the state by August 8, 2012.

EPA's guidelines indicate that state-specific programs must be developed in cooperation with tank owners and operators and must take into consideration training programs implemented by owners and operators.

Federal guidelines for training operators of USTs in accordance with EPACT are available at http://www.blr.com/keyword. Type in em694ust when prompted.

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