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UST "Training Plus" Requirements
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has adopted changes to the Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations that will go into effect on May 8, 2004. The changes will amend sections 2611, 2630, 2635, 2636, 2636.1, 2637, 2641, 2643, and 2712, and add sections 2631.1, 2638, and 2715 in Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). Changes include requirements for:
|The following is a brief explanation of the UST training requirements for owners, designated UST operators, service technicians, installers, and inspectors.|
|DESIGNATED UST OPERATOR - [CCR, title 23, section 2715(b) – (f)]|
“Designated UST Operator” means one or more individuals designated by the UST owner to have responsibilities for training facility employees and conducting a monthly visual inspection at the UST facility. The "designated UST operator" must:
Who can serve as a Designated UST Operator?
Persons wishing to act as a Designated UST Operator are required to possess a current California UST System Operator certificate. In addition, it is the responsibility of any person wishing to act as a Designated UST Operator to ensure that they comply with other applicable state, federal or local requirements. The Designated UST Operator could be the facility owner, operator, employee, service technician, or a third party.
How many UST facilities can an individual be the Designated UST Operator for?
There is no restriction on the number of facilities an individual can be the Designated UST Operator for. However, the Designated UST Operator must be able to perform the required tasks on the timelines specified in regulations.
|UST SERVICE TECHNICIAN - [CCR, title 23, section 2715(i)]|
“Service technician” means any individual who installs or tests monitoring equipment, or provide maintenance, service, system programming or diagnostics, calibration, or trouble-shooting for UST system components. The UST "service technician" must: