As of December 16, 2010, the State of Maine is allowing for an additional 30 days of public comment on Chapter 693, UST Operator Training. It appears that the deadline for being certified as a UST operator in Maine will be extended to August 8, 2011.
Update…The deadline for submitting comments on Maine’s UST Operator Training Rules is January 28, 2011.
We had previously reported a Public Hearing on Maine’s proposed rules governing UST operator training. Well, the State has another upcoming public hearing on October 7, 2010. The rules are open for public comment through 5:00 pm, October 18, 2010.
Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection has issued a memorandum regarding UST Operator Training. The State has published draft rules (Chapter 693), which are open to public comment through 5:00 pm EST, July 16. Chapter 693 requires all operators to be trained and certified by January 1, 2011. In addition, the draft rules require that the certified Class A or B Operator inspect the UST facility at least weekly.