UST Operator Training

   On July 1, 2008 a revision to the UST rule became effective which required, beginning August 8, 2012, all individuals who operate and maintain UST systems, as well as on-site personnel who are responsible for addressing emergencies presented by spills or releases from Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), to receive training based upon their duties and level of responsibility for USTs.  In order to adopt the new federal regulations,  WV Legislative Rule 33CSR30 ("the Rule") was updated to incorporate the federal regulations and became effective on June 1, 2018.


   It is the responsibility of owners/operators to ensure that their personnel are trained as a Class A/B operator by a WVDEP approved vendor.  Previously, WVDEP did not allow for the Class A/B operator to train the Class C operator.  However, with the adoption of the new federal regulations, beginning October 13, 2018, the Class A/B operator may train their Class C operators subject to the requirements in 40CFR280, Subpart J.  Personnel may still take a Class C operator training course approved by WVDEP  in lieu of being trained by their Class A/B.  Approved training vendors are listed below.
 
  

 

  The WV DEP will continue to review and approve UST Operator Training Programs and provide updated information on approved vendors and guidance for the Operator Training Program. Here is a link to the operator training course application which will need to be submitted to WVDEP along with your course materials for WVDEP review and approval. Here is a link to the Frequently Asked Questions on Operator Training for more information about the requirements for Operator Training. Please continue to visit our website for additional information. If you require additional information, please contact Ruth M. Porter, Tanks Program manager.

 APPROVED OPERATOR TRAINING VENDORS

 Class A and B Operator Training Courses
 Practical American Safety Solutions
   Raymond Rees, Vice President
    866-735-0201
 Petroleum Testers, LLC
    Robert F. Lucht

    800-376-4091
 UST training    
    Ben Thomas
    866-301-8265
 Antea Group/API
    Angela Dunn
    636-442-4758
 Petcon, Inc.
    Alex E. Ralston, III
    800-852-8374            
 Hitachi Consulting
    Dana Mooney
    301-354-8518 
 First Energy/Allegheny Power
    Corey Giles
    724-626-5108
 
 Class C Operator Training Courses
 Practical American Safety Solutions
    Raymond Rees, Vice President 
    866-735-0201
 UST training   
   Ben Thomas
   866-301-8265      
 Antea Group
    Angela Dunn
    888-951-3456
 Kevin Allen
   Sam's East/Wal-mart Stores
   Internal training only
 Potomac Hudson Engineering
   Robert Moore
   301-907-9078
    
 OMEGA
 
Traci Nelson
   304-343-5500
 First Energy/Allegheny Power
   Corey Giles
   724-626-5108
 Tait Environmental Services, Inc.
   Andy Tait
   972-680-5120
 Greg Conley
   Kroger Limited Partnership

   540-561-3332