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 us.
Ruth M. Porter, Tanks Program Manager
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499