Colorado Class A/B/C UST Operator Course
This course will fulfill your Class A/B Certification requirement and is approved by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Oil and Public Safety (CDLE-OPS).
Colorado updated their UST regulations to incorporate the revised 2015 Federal UST requirements with an effective date of January 1, 2017. Petro Classroom’s Class A/B/C course reflects these updates and includes compliance deadlines for the major provisions.
CDLE-OPS received final State Program Approval (SPA) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 19, 2019 for the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program. CDLE-OPS submitted a complete program revision application to EPA on July 6, 2018 seeking EPA approval of Colorado's revisions corresponding to the EPA final rule published on July 15, 2015. The final approval of CDLE-OPS' UST revisions and codification can be viewed on the Federal Register at: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-20/pdf/2019-10413.pdf
Class A and B Operators must complete the following 8 chapters in order to obtain their Colorado Class A/B/C UST Operator Certificate:
Chapter 1: Introduction
This chapter provides an overview of the Federal Regulations governing UST systems. A/B UST Operators will learn how preventing UST compliance and operational issues will decrease maintenance costs and increased profits for their facilities.
Chapter 2: Components of Tank Systems
This chapter is an in-depth look at the components of a UST tank system and common equipment issues that may cause leaks and require regular monitoring, maintenance and repair. This chapter also includes compliance training for Operators of Generator USTs.
Chapter 3: Release Detection and Reporting
This chapter delves into the various methods of release detection in compliance with state and federal law and the importance of proper installation and maintenance of monitoring equipment.
Chapter 4: State Requirements
This chapter will discuss the specific and unique requirements of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Oil and Public Safety (CDLE-OPS).
Chapter 5: Temporary & Permanent Closure
This chapter discusses the rule requirements and recordkeeping for placing a tank in temporary closure or permanent closure and changing the service of a tank.
Chapter 6: Operator Training
This chapter defines the duties and responsibilities of the Class A, B and C Operators as well as the certification training and documentation requirements for each class of operator.
Chapter 7: Class C Operator Training
This chapter provides an overview of the tank field and the components of a tank system along with an in-depth look at emergency response procedures and the responsibilities of a Class C Operator. This is the actual course your Class C Operators will need to take in order to become Class C Certified. It is a great review on what the Class C Operator needs to know and what you as a Class A or B Operator are responsible for making sure they know. This chapter includes a breakout section for operators at marina facilities.
Chapter 8: Inspections
This chapter will cover the State’s compliance inspections and the mandated periodic owner/operator inspections (e.g., 30-Day Walkthrough Inspections) as set forth by the 2015 UST Regulations.