Our UST Class A/B Operator Training is designed to meet or exceed all requirements of the 2005 Energy Policy Act or EPAct. At just $179.99, our low cost program provides excellent quality training and is easily administered. PASS’s A/B training is custom tailored to meet state specific requirements.
The PASS UST A/B Operator training course consists of eight primary chapters, which are summarized below. Each chapter utilizes a combination of text, images, and narration. It provides cross-training of employees by offering a combined A/B curriculum.
This training eliminates travel expenses and time away from critical duties. Some have completed this training in about four hours. The content closely mirrors the federal requirements for Class A and Class B operator training. Each chapter is followed by quiz. If a quiz question is answered incorrectly, the application automatically redirects the trainee to the correct course information. The student is then given an additional opportunity to answer the quiz question. This training platform ensures comprehension of the course material, reinforces learner retention, and provides a “can’t fail” approach to the quiz. The chapter quiz questions help prepare the trainee for the final exam at the conclusion of the A/B training. The trainee may review the modules before proceeding to the final exam. Eighty percent of the final test questions must be answered correctly to achieve a passing score.
This course is available on demand, 24/7 and requires only an internet connection to access it. The trainee can complete the entire course in a single session or take the course in module segments. It may be stopped and restarted to provide maximum schedule flexibility. The final exam, however, must be completed in a single session. Once a passing score is achieved on the final exam, a certificate of successful completion may be printed.
- Chapter 1 – Operator Overview
- This chapter describes the primary responsibilities of the Class A, Class B, and Class C operator. It also includes the training requirements for each class of operator.
- Chapter 2 – System and Components
- This chapter seeks to raise environmental awareness as well as clearly communicate a fundamental comprehension of UST systems. Components covered include spill buckets, sumps, emergency shut-off valves, vapor recovery, tank materials, and piping materials.
- Chapter 3 – Release Detection
- This chapter emphasizes release detection methods. Equipment testing, the analysis of test results, as well as monitoring of the UST system are addressed in this chapter. Release detection methods covered include automatic tank gauging (ATG), inventory control, secondary containment with interstitial monitoring, statistical inventory reconciliation (SIR), manual tank gauging, vacuum monitoring, soil vapor monitoring, groundwater monitoring, and tank tightness testing. Release detection methods for piping, such as electronic and manual line leak detectors, are also discussed.
- Chapter 4 – Release Prevention
- This chapter prompts the trainee to be proactive in preventing spills and releases. It covers the system components that are designed to prevent corrosion, spills, and overfills. These include spill buckets and sumps as well as sacrificial anode and impressed current cathodic systems, overfill protection valves, overfill alarms, and ball float valves. Secondary containment as well as alarms and warnings are covered in this chapter. An EPA Correct Filling Checklist is available for download.
- Chapter 5 – Planning and Response
- The focus of this module is preparation for a release and initial response actions. Topics include recognizing warning signs of a leak, maintaining spill kits, knowing the location of the emergency stop button, and posting emergency contact information. Critical attention is given to clean-up and release reporting requirements, including sensitive receptor protection and state notification requirements.
- Chapter 6 – Financial Documents
- Owners and operators of petroleum UST’s must demonstrate financial responsibility for bodily injury and property damage caused by spill and releases. This chapter covers financial responsibility statutes and financial assurance mechanisms as well as recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
- Chapter 7 – Registration and Installation
- This module discusses required documentation and reporting. Topics include storage tanks plan review, tank permits, registration and administrative documents, and UST installation requirements.
- Chapter 8 – Inspection and Closure
- UST testing and inspection requirements are covered in this chapter. Red tag delivery prohibition and temporary and permanent tank closures are also addressed.
- A certificate of successful completion for Class A/B operator training may be printed if a passing ratio of 80% is achieved. Training records for all trainees may be accessed upon request from the PASS secure database by facility owners and regulatory personnel. Training reports can be automatically generated and sent to facility owners on a periodic basis.