FPMA is announcing a new online training course for FPMA members who are A/B and Class C operators. This course is approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. With this course you will be able to meet your Florida state and federal UST training requirements; learn important safety, maintenance, training and recordkeeping regulations; Provided by the Florida Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association and the American Safety Council; Graduates are reported electronically to the Florida DEP; Electronic operator tracking services available to FPMA members
Operator Training Background
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was passed by Congress. This federal regulation establishes training requirements for operators of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs):
- Class A – Persons having primary responsibility for on-site operation and maintenance of UST Systems
- Class B – Persons having daily on-site operation and maintenance of UST Systems Class C – Daily on-site employees having primary responsibility for addressing emergencies presented by a spill or release from an UST System
In order to assist Florida UST Operators with compliance with this federal mandate; the Department is offering the following guidance. To simplify the training levels the department has decided to combine Class A and Class B Operator training.
- When do designated Class A/B and Class C operators need to be trained?
- The Florida Department of Enviornmental Protection has promulgated Rule 62-761.350 FAC, which requires this operator training to be completed before August 6, 2015.
- Where to find operator training
- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is no longer accepting operator training from EPA Region 4 approved Operator Training programs. The FPMA Operator A/B and C training course is fully compliant with Florida specific requirements and is approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
FDEP Class A/B Operator Training/Supplemental Information
- What to do once you’ve completed the training
- After completing the training, print the certificate and keep it with the facility records for inspector verification.
- If your employer is a subscribing member of the optional operator tracking services offered by FPMA, no further action on your part is required.