October 2018 marks the deadline to be in compliance with the 2015 underground storage tank (UST) regulation and the 2015 state program approval regulation. As part of the EPA’s 2015 revision, minimum training requirements for designated Class A, B, & C operators were established. “Operators must be trained by October 13, 2018. After this date, new Class A and Class B operators must be trained within 30 days of assuming duties.” Envicomply offers state-specific UST Class A/B Certification Programs that can help fulfill your training requirements and keep you in compliance. You can view the EPA’s complete list of minimum training requirements here.
For your reference, here are the 10/13/2018 compliance and operator deadlines:
In July 15, 2015, “EPA published the 2015 underground storage tank regulation and the 2015 state program approval regulation. The revisions strengthen the 1988 federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations by increasing emphasis on properly operating and maintaining UST equipment. The revisions will help prevent and detect UST releases, which are a leading source of groundwater contamination. The revisions will also help ensure all USTs in the United States, including those in Indian country, meet the same minimum standards.” Click for more information on this ruling and implementation timeframes.
UST Class A/B Certification Training is currently available for the states of Washington and Maryland. Successfully completing this training will award a certificate granting UST Class A/B certification.