Tait UST Operator Training

Tennessee Class C Operator


State UST Operator Training Regulation

Environment and Conservation Agency/Board/Commission in the Underground Storage Tanks Division, UST Regulations, Rule 1200-01-15-.16

State Deadline

August 8, 2012

Frequency Of Training

Initial only unless the Division finds the facility out of compliance.

Timing Of Class C Training

Class C operators shall be trained before assuming responsibility as a Class C operator.

Requirements Of Class C Training

The Class C operator typically controls or monitors the dispensing or sale of regulated substances; and, is responsible for initial response to alarms or releases associated with the UST system. The Class C operator shall be trained to take action in response to emergencies or alarms caused by spills, overfills, releases, or suspected releases from an UST system.

TAIT is approved to offer Class C UST Operator Training in Tennessee. Operators will still need to have the sign or manual available, but the course meets the training requirement. The manual or sign will be owner and even site specific. Here is what the rules say is required:

c)      If a UST facility has a person(s) on site, at least one person on site must be a Class C Operator whenever the facility is operating. No later than August 8, 2012 a sign or instruction manual must be placed where the Class C operator would be expected to see it during the normal course of their work.  At a minimum, it must include the following:

1.       Name and number of contact person for emergencies and monitoring equipment alarms, and

2.       Local emergency numbers, and

3.       Employee’s role in responding to spills and overfills, and

4.       Procedures for handling warnings, alarms, and response from leak detection console (if applicable), and

5.       An instruction to maintain a safe distance from any potential hazards.

Course Description

This course provides the Class C UST Operator an overview of the training needed to respond to emergency conditions at underground storage tank (UST) facilities. Our Class C Operator Course and Certification provides training on the following:

  • Introduction to a generic UST facility including the major fuel system components and emergency equipment
  • The roles and responsibilities of the Class A, B and C Operators.
  • Site-specific emergency procedures development
  • Emergency contact procedures
  • Safety awareness for employees and customers
  • Overfill prevention
  • Monitoring of the UST facility
  • Fire safety and introduction to fire extinguishers
  • Alarm panel recognition and response procedures
  • Fuel spill containment and cleanup

At the end of the course, a 10 question exam is administered and you will be required to answer 8 out of 10 questions correctly to be complete the course. When you pass the exam, you will be able to download your certificate of completion from the student log-in page.