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

Antea Group
Contact: Angela Dunn, 888-951-3456

First Energy/Allegheny Power
Contact: Corey Giles, 724-626-5108

Petcon, Inc.
Contact: Alex E. Ralston, III, 800-852-8374

Petroleum Testers, LLC
Contact: Robert F. Lucht, 800-376-4091

Practical American Safety Solutions
Contact: Raymond Rees, Vice President, 866-735-0201

UST Training
Contact: Ben Thomas, 866-301-8265

ECATTS / Envicomply
Contact: Marco Mentuccia, 866-730-4253

Class C Operator Training Courses

Antea Group
Contact: Angela Dunn, 888-951-3456

First Energy/Allegheny Power
Contact: Corey Giles, 724-626-5108

Kroger Limited Partnership Contact: Greg Conley, 540-561-3332

OMEGA Contact: Traci Nelson, 304-343-5500

Petcon, Inc.
Contact: Alex E. Ralston, III, 800-852-8374

Petroleum Testers, LLC
Contact: Robert F. Lucht, 800-376-4091

Practical American Safety Solutions
Contact: Raymond Rees, Vice President, 866-735-0201

Potomac Hudson Engineering
Contact: Robert Moore, 301-907-9078
Tait Environmental Services, Inc.
Contact: Andy Tait, 972-680-5120

UST Training
Contact: Ben Thomas, 866-301-8265

Sam's East/Wal-mart Stores (Internal training only)
Contact: Kevin Allen