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Class A/B UST Operator Training


Ohio UST Operator Training Course Descriptions

Click the tabs below for a description of our training courses.

Class A/B UST Operator inspecting UST spill buckets

This course is designed to prepare prospective Class A and B Underground Storage Tank Operators to take the State of Ohio Class A and B Operator Evaluation at the end of the course. The course utilizes visual aids and instructor-led videos to facilitate the efficient and comprehensive learning of the subject matter required to meet the regulations for an Ohio UST Class A or B Operator. The training and certification course has been approved by the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR), Division of State Fire Marshall, State of Ohio Department of Commerce, for becoming certified as a Class A and Class B UST Operator in Ohio.

Here’s a demo of our Ohio Class A/B UST Operator Training Course.

Class C Operator

Our Ohio Class C Underground Storage Tank Operator Training Course is available online for Ohio Class A and Class B UST Operators to train prospective Ohio Class C UST Operators.  Our course, combined with on-site training is a good way to provide training to Class C Operators.  Site-specific training instructions are required and included with this course.  This course provides the Class C Operator an overview of the training needed to respond to emergency conditions at underground storage tank facilities. 

Ohio UST Operator Classifications

The Division of State Fire Marshal’s Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR) developed this document to answer frequently asked questions relating to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rule 1301:7-9-19 Underground Storage Tank Operator Training.

Each UST facility shall identify a Class A, Class B and Class C. Click on the tabs below to see descriptions of each UST classification.

The Ohio Class A UST Operator is responsible for achieving and maintaining compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and standards necessary to operate and maintain the UST system at one or more UST sites (e.g. owner of an UST site or owner designee).

The Ohio Class B UST Operator is responsible for implementing applicable requirements and standards for UST systems at one or more UST sites (e.g. store managers, contractor who has taken Class B operator training, Certified UST Installer, or owner designee).

The Ohio Class C UST Opeator is responsible for the initial response to alarms or other indications of emergencies caused by spills or releases from a UST system (i.e. store clerk) and notifying the Class A or Class B operator and appropriate emergency responders when necessary.


Ohio UST Operator References

Here are some helpful references for Ohio UST Class A and Class B operators. Click the tab for more information.

Ohio BUSTR requires all UST owners to register their UST. In addition, any changes to the UST system must requires a revised registration form. BUSTR has created a website with information related to registration and permits of USTs.

BUSTR has developed a Operating & Maintaining UST Systems Manual, which all Ohio Class A and Class B UST Operators should make reference to maintain compliance. The manual has helpful checklists and required forms that Ohio Class A/B UST Operators must use.

If an Ohio Class A or B UST Operator suspects or confirms a release, BUSTR must be notified within 24 hours utilizing the BUSTR Suspected Release Online Form.

On October 13, 2015, USEPA finalized the first significant changes to the federal UST regulations since 1988. Ohio BUSTR revised UST regulations. The most significant revisions to the Ohio UST regulations went fully into effect on January 1, 2021 and are listed below.

  • UST system compatibility demonstration;
  • Monthly UST walkthrough inspections;
  • Annual UST walkthrough inspections;
  • Tri-Annual UST spill container and UST containment sump testing;
  • Annual UST overfill prevention equipment inspections;
  • Annual UST release detection equipment testing; and, but not limited to,
  • Emergency Generator UST System and Airport Hydrant UST Requirements.

Here is a website with contact information for the Bureau Of Underground Storage Tank Regulations.

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