The 2005 Federal Energy Policy Act mandates training for all UST system operators. North Carolina operator training requirements are located in N.C. General Statute 143-215.94 [NN through TT].
All underground storage tank (UST) owners are required to have a trained primary operator and a trained emergency response operator.
I. PRIMARY OPERATOR
Tank owners must designate a primary operator for each facility. Primary operators must be employees of the facility owner or operator. Third-party contractors or testing companies are not able to serve as primary operators. The primary operator is responsible for daily operation, maintenance and record keeping of the facility, and needs to have a general knowledge of UST compliance requirements.
Training for primary operators can be conducted at a UST facility during an inspection if the facility is in compliance. Otherwise, training occurs using NC DEQ's online training. Completing the online training will take less than 3 hours.
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IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED THIS TRAINING, then there are additional steps you must complete. Please see the Re-training Instructions.
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A PDF version of the online primary operator training slides used in the online N.C. Tank School are provided below.
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II. EMERGENCY RESPONSE OPERATOR
The Primary Operator should train Emergency Response Operators and list those trained on a UST-26 form or other similar log. The emergency response operator training slides below should be used by primary operators to train the emergency response operators.