DEEP: UST Operator Training

Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Training
 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Reciprocity  Connecticut NO LONGER accepts Operator Training Certifications from training programs and exams approved in states other than Connecticut for: 

  • Retraining required due to non-compliance
  • Retraining or refresher after the Operator's initial certification
  • Initial certifications on or after March 10, 2014.

Refresher Training/Retraining ANY Connecticut-approved Operator Training OR Refresher Training will satisfy the requirement for refresher training required at least every 2 years following the initial training as well as the requirement for retraining due to non-compliance.

  • All Connecticut-approved Training and Refresher Training programs are listed in the Approved Courses and Exams for Class A, Class B and Class C Operators table below.
  • All Operator Training information must be submitted to DEEP on the appropriate UST Notification Form (DEEP-UST-NOT-001).  This form can be submitted electronically using {EZFile}  (https://filings.deep.ct.gov/)
  • Please be aware that failure to comply with the Operator Training Requirements may result in enforcement action which may include Redtagging (shutting down) the facility until it is in compliance.

Operator training is required by the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the amendments to the UST Regulations, May 31, 2012 (PDF).  Effective August 8, 2012, all UST owners/operators must designate at least one certified Class A, B, and C Operator for each underground storage facility.  Class A and B Operators can be certified through an approved exam and/or training program with exam.  Class C Operators can be certified through an approved training course or training provided by a certified Class A or B Operator.
 
The Class A Operator has primary statutory and regulatory responsibility to operate and maintain the underground storage tank system.  The Class A Operator's responsibilities include managing resources and personnel, such as establishing work assignments, to achieve and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.
 
The Class B Operator implements applicable underground storage tank regulatory requirements in the field.  This individual implements the day-to-day aspects of operating, maintaining, and recordkeeping for underground storage tanks at one or more facilities.
 
The Class C Operator is an employee and is, generally, the first line of response to events indicating emergency conditions.  This individual is responsible for responding to alarms or other indications of emergencies caused by spills or releases from underground storage tank systems.  This individual notifies the Class B or Class A operator and appropriate emergency responders when necessary.  Not all employees of the facility are necessarily Class C operators. 
 
Table of Approved Courses and Exams for Class A, Class B and Class C Operators
 
 Program Name
Operator Class 
Type of Training
Contact Information
International Code Council (ICC)
Connecticut Class A UST System Operator
Class A
Self-Study Course and Open Book Exam
www.iccsafe.org/Certification/Pages/ExamCandidates.aspx
International Code Council (ICC)
Connecticut Class B UST System Operator
Class B
Self-Study Course and Open Book Exam
API/AnteaTM Group
Class A and B UST Operator Training and Certification Program
Class A/B
Online Training and Open Book Exam

ECS/Eclipse
Connecticut Class A/B Operator Training

Class A/B

Online Training and Exam

Fuss & O'Neill
Underground Storage Tank Facility Class A and Class B Operator Training and Exam
Class A
Class B
Classroom Training and Exam
Fuss & O'Neill
Deb Denfeld
Office: 860-646-2469 x5509
Fuss & O'Neill UST Class A/B Operator Refresher Training and Exam
Class A/B
Refresher
Classroom Training and Exam
Fuss & O'Neill
Deb Denfeld
Office: 860-646-2469 x5509
Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc.
Underground Storage Tank
Class A and B Operator Training
Class A
Class B
 
Classroom Training and Exam
Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc.
Amy Bassilakis
Office:  860-410-3031 
Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc.
Underground Storage Tank
Class A and B Operator Training
Class A
Class B
Refresher
Classroom Training and Exam
Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc.
Amy Bassilakis
Office:  860-410-3031 

Atlas Environmental Class A and Class B Operator Training

Class A
Class B
Class C

Classroom and/or Site Training and Exam

Atlas Environmental
Plato Doundoulakis
Email: info@atlas-environmental.com
Office: 860-405-1463
www.atlas-environmental.com /node/10

Atlas Environmental Class A and Class B Operator Training

Class A
Class B
Refresher

Classroom and/or Site Training and Exam

Atlas Environmental
Plato Doundoulakis
Email: info@atlas-environmental.com
Office: 860-405-1463
www.atlas-environmental.com /node/10

PASS Connecticut Class A/B Operator Training
Class A/B
Online and/or Classroom Training and Exam
Williams & Company Consulting, Inc.
Connecticut Class A/B Online Operator Training
Class A/B
Online Training and Exam
 
The Hertz Corporation Class A/B Online Operator Training Program
Class A/B
Online Training followed by Webinar Note:  Training is for The Hertz Corporation Personnel
HRP Associates Connecticut Class A and B Operator Training and Exam
Class A/B
Classroom Training and Exam David.Feinson@hrpassociates.com
PASS Connecticut UST Class C Operator Training
Class C
Online www.passtesting.com/connecticut
JMM Global UST Class C Operator Training
Class C
Online
BLR Business & Legal Resources, Inc.
BLR Class C UST Operator Training Program
Class C
Online
trainingtoday.blr.com/employee-training-course/class-c-ust-operator-training
UST Training
Fueling Safety for Class C UST Operators 
Class C
Online  www.usttraining.com
Tait Environmental Services, Inc.
Connecticut Class C Operator Online Course
Class C
Online
 
Titan Management Group, LLC
Class C Operator Training
Class C
Online
Titan Management Group, LLC
Rob Boughton
Office:  615-618-0499
ECS/Eclipse
Class C UST Operator Training
Class C
Online
 
 
Williams & Company Consulting, Inc.
Connecticut Class C Online Operator Training
Class C Online
 
CT Department of Transportation (DOT) and TRC Companies, Inc.
Connecticut DOT UST Operator Training
Class C
n/a Note:  Training is for DOT Personnel
2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06131
The Hertz Corporation Class C Operator Webinar Program
Class C
Webinar Note:  Training is for The Hertz Corporation Personnel
 
 
Training and Refresher Training Program Approval
 
Training and refresher training programs are being reviewed for approval.  If you would like to submit a program for approval, please complete the applicable Class A , B, or C Operator Training  or Refresher Training Course Criteria checklist indicating that the training program addresses all the UST operation and maintenance and emergency response requirements in the amendments to the UST regulations, RCSA Section 22a-449(d)-108(b).  Also, complete the trainer or course provider's qualification section.  At a minimum, the trainer or course provider should be certified in the Class of Operator for which the course is being submitted for approval. 
 
Operator Training and Refresher Training Course Criteria Checklists
 
         Class A Operator Training
         Class B Operator Training
         Class C Operator Training
 
Submit the checklist along with the training program by e-mail to the Operator Training Coordinator or mail to:
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Storage Tank Support Unit
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
 
Content Last Updated March 2017