In August 2007, as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published guidelines that specify training requirements for three classes of Underground Storage Tank (UST) operators - A, B and C. Each state must implement these EPA guidelines by developing state-specific training requirements and requiring training for all UST operators in each class.
By August 8, 2012, all states must have implemented UST operator training and all classes of operators are to have been trained, consistent with the requirements established by the EPA and the states.
To assist clients with the upcoming training and compliance deadline, Antea Group developed a cost-effective and flexible Operator Training program designed for all classes of UST operators. Training is delivered through multiple channels including online via an interactive web-site, one-day classroom training sessions, and onsite at individual facilities. Course content and materials are specific to each operator class, however combined training is also provided to operators seeking certification in more than one class.
The Operator Training course curriculum consists of 18 training modules that cover topics including general UST operating requirements, release detection, investigation and reporting, cathodic protection, spill prevention, closure requirements and financial responsibility.
Antea Group partners with the American Petroleum Institute (API) to deliver the training and testing through API’s WorkSafe Program, a web-based platform that enables users to fulfill training at their own pace and provides UST owners with real-time access to training completion and test result records.
Through implementation of Antea Group’s Operator Training Program, clients benefit from assured compliance with state-specific regulations and EPA requirements while simultaneously improving their overall performance in underground storage tank system operations.
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