Tait offers Online Training to become an Arizona A/B UST Operator
Arizona’s Waste Programs Division protects public health and the environment through oversight, investigation and cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination caused by releases from USTs. Arizona’s State Legislature Title 49 – The Environment, Chapter 6 – Underground Storage Tank Regulation, was updated based on the EPA’s Operator Training Requirements.
The Online Arizona Class A/B UST Operator Training Course is designed to train and certify Arizona Class A and B Underground Storage Tank Operators. This self-paced course allows the student to start and pause the training during its delivery. The course must be completed within 6 months of its start. The course utilizes visual aids and audio commentary to facilitate the efficient and comprehensive learning of the subject matter required to meet Arizona’s state regulations ARS § 49-1083 for an UST Class A or B Operator. The training course has been designed according to the Training Guidance for Operators of USTs by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), as a means for gaining Arizona Class A or B Operator Certification. Click Here to Register for Online Training. Select Arizona from the drop down menu.
Arizona’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program, established in 1986 and administered by the Arizona department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), is designed to prevent, detect and clean up releases of petroleum and other hazardous substances from USTs into the groundwater, surface soils and subsurface soils.
Arizona State Legislature Chapter 6 Articles 5 institutes an operator training component of UST regulations, designed to ensure that operators have the appropriate knowledge regarding the operation and maintenance of UST systems. Arizona’s H.B. 2425 also created UST operation certification designations that take effect August 9, 2012.
The AZDEQ defines Class A, Class B and Class C Operators as:
- Class A operators – individuals have primary management responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and recordkeeping of the facility.
- Class B operators – individuals have a daily responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and record keeping of the facility.
- Class C operators – individuals have daily responsibility for the initial response to an alarm or other indication of an emergency caused by a release or suspected release.
You can read more about the definitions in the Arizona State Legislature 49-1081. Arizona A/B UST Operator training is valid for up to three years unless retraining is required by ADEQ in response to non-compliance and in accordance with ARS § 49-1083(D).
We do also offer Class C Operator Training in Arizona. Click Here to Register for the Class C UST Operator Training course. Class C courses are discounted when purchased in bulk. Please contact Melanie Nelson for details.
We are not just a training company, but a full-service petroleum storage tank services company with over 46 years of history. Our firm is able to conduct inspections, test, repair, design, install, or remove systems, in addition to serving as UST operators where the need arises. TAIT began as a civil engineering and environmental consulting firm in 1964, offering a variety of development services with a strong dedication to quality. Today, our family-owned, multi-disciplined firm offers a complete array of services to public and private clients. More specifically, we offer environmental investigation and remediation, fuel system design, compliance management, construction administration, civil engineering, surveying, architecture, planning, and entitlement services to our diverse client base.
TAIT has been training UST operators ever since the requirements were developed in California. To date, we’ve trained thousands of UST operators. And we bring our vast knowledge of regulations in California, the nation’s toughest regulatory environment, to our library of training programs. TAIT has trained thousands of UST operators in several states and we are adding more all the time.
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