Louisana Instructor-Led Class A/B Operator Course
Louisiana Compliance Services and the LA DEQ provide this course at no direct cost to LA UST owners/operators. The training is funded from the LA LUST Program. If you do not own or operate a facility in Louisiana you are not eligible to attend for FREE. If room is available, you may arrange with LCS to attend the course for a $275 fee. Call LCS at 225-926-8300.
Operator Training Seminar Cancellation Policy: If you cannot attend the training, you must cancel 5 business days prior to the day of the class you are registered for or there will be a $100 fee assessed.
Please be advised, if you have no “Agency Interest Number” (AI#) or have not been designated as an A/B Operator by a facility with an AI#, you will be charged $275 to attend the class.
Petro Classroom’s classroom training is led by experienced instructors with first-hand experience in the petroleum industry. A/B Operators will experience an engaging format tailored for learners who prefer a classroom setting and the opportunity to interact with the instructors and other Class A/B Operators.
The course content not only meets, but exceeds the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and each state’s environmental agency requirements for the Class A/B training. Petro Classroom takes great pride in providing operators with the most up-to-date information regarding federal and state regulations. Please note, that as each state’s regulatory agency adopts the 2015 revised UST regulations, Petro Classroom has been and will be updating the training content accordingly.
Additionally, this course includes training for Operators of Generator USTs.
The class will be completed in one day and upon passing a final exam, you will receive your A/B Certificate of Completion.
The course content that will be presented includes:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Your increased awareness of compliance issues and the operation of your tank system will lead to decreased maintenance costs and increased profits for your facilities. You must complete all the chapters in sequence to receive your certificate of completion.
Chapter 2: Components of Tank Systems
This chapter is an in-depth look at the components of a tank system and common equipment issues that may cause leaks and require regular monitoring, maintenance and repair. This chapter also includes information for Operators of Generator USTs.
Chapter 3: Release Detection and Reporting
This chapter delves into the various methods of leak 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 LA DEQ.
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 operators.
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 also includes information for operators of generator USTs and operators at marina facilities.
Chapter 8: Inspections
This chapter explains the purpose of inspections, what state inspectors will be looking for and what you should be looking for to keep your facility in compliance with all the state and federal underground storage tank requirements.