Are you curious about the UST Operator Training requirements in Illinois? TAIT has worked closely with the State of Illinois while developing our Class A/B UST Operator Training and Class C UST Operator Training courses and we are happy to help answer any specific questions you have.
Subpart F of the Final Operator Training Rules which were effective February 15, 2012 details out the training requirements, frequency compliance expectations, everything. The state also put together a great Questions and Answers document that may tell you what you are looking for. Here are some highlights and our thoughts:
- How often do Operators need to be trained and certified? Every 2 years. TAIT is happy to offer a discount to returning clients. Email us to register for the courses.
- What about New Hires? A and B UST Operators must be trained within 30 Days of assuming responsibility. Class C Operators must be trained before assuming responsibility. Online courses are the fastest way to be trained, as they can be attended 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all on the student’s schedule.
- Can my Class A/B Operators train my class Cs? As long as the course has been approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). That means that once your A/B UST Operators have been through training and are certified, you can create your own course for them to train your C Operators, and apply to have it approved. Tait also offers a bulk discount for C Operators if you would like to take advantage of an already approved course. Contact us for a bulk discount code.
Class A Operators have primary responsibility to operate and maintain a UST. The Class A Operator’s responsibilities often include managing resources and personnel, such as establishing work assignments, to achieve and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. Class A Operators are also primarily responsible for making sure that any suspected release or reportable spill is reported in a timely manner to IEMA (and 911 where required) and that financial responsibility requirements are met for the facility.
Class B Operators implement applicable UST regulatory requirements and standards in the field, including the day-to-day aspects of UST operation, maintenance and recordkeeping at one or more UST facilities.
Class C Operators are responsible for responding to alarms or other indications of emergencies caused by spills or releases from USTs. Not all employees of a UST facility are necessarily Class C Operators.
Tait offered the First Online A/B UST Operator Training Course in Illinois.
TAIT also offers classroom sessions of Class A/B and Class C UST Operator Trainings and Certifications in the State of Illinois.
Contact us today with any questions about the regulations, and we will be happy to discuss them with you. You can also contact the Division of Petroleum and Chemical Safety directly at (217)785-1020.