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Florida UST Class A/B Certification Program (9 Modules)


This course has been reviewed and approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Successfully completing this training will award a certificate which grants UST Class A/B operator certification in Florida.

This training course covers the following information:

Module 1: UST Operator Training Requirements

  • State UST program requirements
  • Operator requirements and training records
  • Manning facilities

Module 1A: Class A Operators

  • UST Class A and C operator responsibilities and training requirements
  • Retraining and documentation

Module 1B: Class B Operators

  • UST Class B and C operator responsibilities and training requirements
  • Retraining and documentation

Module 2: Underground Storage Tanks

  • What an underground storage tank (UST) is
  • What tanks qualify as USTs
  • Common tank construction materials
  • Product compatibility
  • Acceptable methods for meeting compatibility requirements
  • Tank venting
  • Secondary containment
  • Sumps

Module 3: Spill and Overfill Prevention

  • Why spill prevention is important
  • Correct UST filling practices
  • Spill prevention equipment
  • Spill buckets
  • Spill prevention requirements
  • Overfill protection devices
  • Automatic shutoff devices
  • Overfill alarms
  • Ball float valves
  • Overfill prevention requirements

Module 4: Release Detection

  • Why release detection is important
  • Automatic tank gauging (ATG) systems
  • ATG regulatory requirements
  • ATG leak tests that must be performed monthly
  • Inventory control
  • Common inventory control problems
  • Secondary containment with interstitial monitoring
  • Interstitial monitoring devices
  • Under-dispenser containment (UDC)
  • Visual inspections
  • Spill detection inspections

Module 5: Corrosion Control

  • Corrosion protection requirements
  • Cathodic protection
  • Cathodic protection testing and recordkeeping
  • Interior lining

Module 6: UST Financial Requirements

  • Who is responsible for demonstrating financial responsibility
  • What tanks are not covered by the financial responsibility requirements
  • How to demonstrate financial responsibility
  • UST financial responsibility categories
  • Financial responsibility for different sets of tanks
  • Required dollar amount of financial responsibility
  • The required scope of coverage
  • General recordkeeping/reporting requirements
  • When is coverage no longer necessary

Module 7: Temporary and Permanent Tank Closure

  • Facility registration
  • Delivery prohibition programs
  • Closing a tank temporarily
  • Closing a tank permanently

Module 8: Emergency Response

  • UST release response
  • What constitutes a suspected release
  • Requirements for reporting releases
  • Interim spill/leak response actions
  • Spill/leak long-term actions
  • Spill containment materials
  • Basic steps to follow when responding to a petroleum spill
  • Washing down spills
  • Spills reaching water
  • Large spills
  • Additional information resources

Module 9: Inspections, Recordkeeping, and Reporting

  • Tank handling and inspection requirements
  • Records that must be available for review
  • What records must be kept and for how long

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