|UST Compliance Managers and UST Operation Clerks – Operator Training|
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Mississippi Underground Storage Tank Regulations effective August 25, 2011 require that every UST facility shall have a designated and trained UST Compliance Manager and that every manned UST facility shall have a designated and trained UST Operations Clerk on duty at any time petroleum fuel is dispensed. These regulations were enacted to prevent releases and ensure effective responses occur when releases do occur to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of present and future generations of Mississippians. All facilities must have trained UST Compliance Managers and UST Operation Clerks by August 8, 2012.
Options for training for UST Compliance Managers
UST Compliance Managers must successful complete any one of the MDEQ approved training programs. Approved training include:
MDEQ approved training courses
MDEQ UST Compliance Workshop
UST Compliance Manager Training
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Toll-free number: 1.800.852.8374
In-house training recognized by MDEQ
A person seeking UST Compliance Manager Certification can attend a regularly scheduled MDEQ UST Compliance Workshop. Please note the MDEQ UST Compliance Workshops are held typically four times per year. Contact (601) 961-5117 to find out the next available workshop.
Reciprocity with another state as long as the owner has at least one (1) active facility in that state
Options for Training for UST Operations Clerks
UST Operations Clerks (Class C Operator) must receive training by the designated UST Compliance Manager or a MDEQ approved training course. The training must provide instruction to properly respond to emergencies involving the operation of the UST system that pose an immediate danger or threat to the public or the environment and properly respond to alarms caused by spills, leaks or releases from an UST system.
Trained by the designated UST Compliance Manager
MDEQ Approved Training Courses
When must training be completed:
August 8, 2012 for existing underground storage tank facilities
After August 8, 2012 for new facilities and new UST Compliance Managers and UST Operation Clerks
UST Compliance Manager Presentation
- each facility must have at least one trained UST Compliance Manager. The UST Compliance Manager is not required to be onsite, but the designated Manager should be the person responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility.
- each manned facility must have at least one trained UST Operations clerk onsite whenever the UST system is operating.
MDEQ does not require retraining or continuing education for UST Compliance Managers or UST Operation Clerks unless a facility does not meet significant operational compliance requirements. If a facility does not meet significant operations requirements, the tank owner will be required to ensure the UST Compliance Manager is retrained within 6 months or a new UST Compliance Manager must be selected for the facility.