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Underground Storage Tank Operator Training Information

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 – Person(s) having primary responsibility for on-site operation and maintenance of UST systems (owner or operator of a UST facility)
  • 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

When do designated Class A/B and Class C operators need to be trained?

On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a Final Rule establishing the requirements for operator training at underground storage tank facilities. This final rule requires that all UST facilities must be in compliance with operator training requirements by October 13, 2018.

The department has updated Chapter 62-761, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), to conform to the federal regulations. See Rule 62-761.350, and subsection 62-761.850(3), F.A.C.

What to do once you’ve completed the training

Print your certificate and keep it with your facility records for inspector verification.


Operator Training Provider Information

Operator Training Providers must be registered with the department in accordance with subsection 62-761.850(3), F.A.C.

Pursuant to subsection 62-761.350, F.A.C., owners or operators shall, by October 13, 2018, identify and designate at least one named individual for each class of operator – Class A, Class B, and Class C for each in-service underground storage tank system facility. Class A and Class B operators must complete a department approved (registered) operator training course, and the department Secretary or designee shall issue an order granting or denying the request for approval of all Class A or Class B operator training courses. Class B operators must provide training or ensure that Class C operators are trained in site-specific emergency response procedures for a facility.

Providers of Operator Training requesting to be registered with the department shall submit, in writing or electronic format, documentation that demonstrates the training material meets the requirements contained in Chapter 62-761, F.A.C. Any approvals or denials received from other states or countries shall be included in the registration request to the department.

If your company would like to be added to the list of Third-party Training Courses as a registered provider of operator training for the state of Florida, please see Operator Training Provider Registration and submit the registration requirements via email to Tanknotify@dep.state.fl.us, or by mail to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 4560, Tallahassee, FL 32399, ATTN: Kim Curran, (850-245-8849). 

 **Please note that all providers of operator training courses or processes will also be required to provide training documentation by providing certificates of training to certified operators.


Third-party Training Courses

The following courses have been registered with the department as third-party online training courses which meet or exceed the department's requirements for Operator Training. The cost for training courses is variable.

1st Choice Gassy Tanks

Class C Operator Training (Online)
6922 W. Linebaugh Ave. Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33625

Contact: Andrea Hekimian-Williams
Email: support@gassytanks.com 
Phone: 844-602-1555
1st Choice Gassy Tanks website


American Safety Council

Class A, B and C Operator Training (Online)
225 E. Robinson Street, Suite 570
Orlando, Florida 32801

Contact: Taylor Sikes
Email: taylor.sikes@amersc.com
Phone: 866-481-7541
Alternate email: UST@americansafetycouncil.com
American Safety Council website
 

Antea Group 

Class A, B, and C Operator Training (Online)
150 St. Peters Centre Boulevard, Suite C
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Contact: Angela Dunn
Email: Angela.Dunn@anteagroup.com 
Phone: 314-420-2363
Antea Group Operator Training website

 

ATC Eclipse

Class A, B, and C Operator Training (Online)
73 William Franks Drive
West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089

Contact: Connie DeCourcey
Email: alleclipseinfo@atcgs.com
Phone: 413-789-3530
ATC Eclipse website 

 

Circle K

Class C Operator Training (For Circle K Employees)
Gulf Coast Business Unit
25 W Cedar St, Suite M
Pensacola, Florida 32502

Contact: Cheri Robbins
Email: CRobbins@CircleK.com
Phone: 850-454-1096
 

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy

Class A, B, and C Operator Training 
225 Schilling Circle
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

Contact: Stephen Tomczewski
Email: stomczewski@eaest.com
Phone: 410-584-7000
Fax: 410-771-1625
The DLA Energy UST Operator Training courses (Class A/B and Class C) will provide information to operators at Department of Defense (DoD) facility(ies) located in Florida. EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
 

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC

Class A, B, and C Operator Training
225 Schilling Circle
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

Contact: Stephen Tomczewski
Email: stomczewski@eaest.com
Phone: 410-584-7000
Fax: 410-771-1625
 

ECATTS/Envicomply

Class A, B, and C Operator Training (Online)
1375 Birch Crest Court
Lake Mary, Florida 32746

Contact:  Marco Mentuccia
Email: service@envicomply.com
Phone: 866-730-4253
Envicomply website
ECATTS website (Governmental Organizations Only)


GEOS Environmental, Inc.

Class C Operator Training (Online - includes Spanish version) 
13014 N. Dale Mabry Highway, #117
Tampa, Florida 33618

Contact: Thomas K. Cook, P.G.
Email: tcook@geosenvironmental.com
Phone: 813-406-6724
GEOS Environmental, Inc. website
 

JD2 Environmental, Inc.

Class A, B and C Operator Training
800 E. Washington Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380

Contact: Tinamarie V. Smith
Email: TSmith@jd2env.com
Phone: 610-430-8151
Fax: 610-430-8016

 

Lori Cunniff, CHMM, CEP, COSS

Class A and B Operator Training
135 Florida Boulevard
Merritt Island, Florida 32953

Contact: Lori Cuniff
Email: LoriCunniff1@gmail.com 
Phone: 321-217-6654
 

Mott-Smith Consulting Group LLC

Class A and B Training
111 North Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Contact: Marshall Mott-Smith
Email: marshall@mott-smithconsulting.com
Phone: 850-391-9835
 

PASS Training and Compliance

Class A, B, and C Training (Online)
720 N. Martin Luther King Drive
Muncie, Indiana 47303
Contact: Dee McKinsey
Email: dee.mckinsey@passtesting.com
Phone: 765-281-5588
PASS Testing website
 

ResponsibleTraining

Class A, B, and C Training (Online)
9004 Anderson Mill Road, Suite B
Austin, Texas 78729

Contact: Riley Henson
Email: riley@safewayclasses.com
Phone: 512-996-0909
ResponsibleTraining website

 

Synergy Environmental, Inc.

Class A, B, and C Training 
155 Railroad Plaza, First Floor
Royersford, Pennsylvania 19468

Contact: Robert May
Email: training@synergyenvinc.com
Phone: 484-369-5000
Synergy Environmental website

 

Tait Environmental Services, Inc.

Class A and B Training (Online)
1819 Firman Dr. #115
Richardson, Texas 75081

Contact:  Tait Training Support
Email: training@tait.com
Phone:  469-709-2202
Tait Training website
 

UST Training

Class A, B, and C Training (Online)
3495 Daisy Lane
Clinton, Washington 98236

Contact: Ben Thomas
Email: Ben@USTtraining.com
Phone: 866-301-8265 or 360-321-4776
UST Training website


For additional information: Contact Kim Curran at 850-245-8849 or Kimberley.Curran@FloridaDEP.gov

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September 19, 2019 - 11:29am

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