Tait UST Operator Training

Utah Class C Operator


State UST Operator Training Regulation

R311-201-12. UST Operator Training and Registration

State Deadline

January 1, 2012

Frequency Of Training

Initial only unless State requires retraining for non-compliant facilities

Timing Of Class C Training

Before assuming the responsibilities of a Class C operator

Requirements Of Class C Training

  • Class C operators shall receive instruction in product transfer procedures, emergency response, and initial response to alarms and releases.; and
  • Class C operators shall be designated by a Class B operator. The Class B operator shall maintain a list identifying the Class C operators for each UST facility. The list shall identify each Class C operator, the date of training, and the trainer. Identification on the list shall serve as the operator registration for Class C operators.

The Class C operator is an employee and is generally the first line of response to events indicating emergency conditions. A Class C operator shall:

  • Be present at the facility at all times during normal operating hours;
  • Monitor product transfer operations according to 40 CFR 280.30(a), to ensure that spills and overfills do not occur;
  • Properly respond to alarms, spills, and overfills;
  • Notify Class A and/or Class B operators and appropriate emergency responders when necessary; and
  • Act in response to emergencies and other situations caused by spills or releases from an UST system that pose an immediate danger or threat to the public or to the environment, and that require immediate action.

Course Description

This course provides the Class C UST Operator the training needed to know how to respond to emergency conditions at underground storage tank (UST) facilities. The Class C operator is an employee and is, generally, the first line of response to events indicating emergency conditions. This individual is responsible for responding to alarms or other indications of emergencies caused by spills or releases from underground storage tank systems. This individual notifies the Class B or Class A operator and appropriate emergency responders when necessary. Not all employees of the facility are necessarily Class C operators. This Class C operator individual typically:

  • Controls or monitors the dispensing or sale of regulated substances, or
  • Is responsible for initial response to alarms or releases.

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 certified. When you pass the exam, you will be able to download your certificate of completion from the student log-in page.