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New Mexico Class A/B/C AST/UST Operator Course

This course will fulfill your Class A/B, Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) and Underground Storage Tank (UST) training requirements and is approved by the New Mexico Environment Department, Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau (PSTB).

​New Mexico updated their UST regulations to incorporate the revised 2015 Federal UST requirements with an effective date of July 24, 2018. Petro Classroom’s Class A/B/C course reflects these updates and includes compliance deadlines for the major provisions.


Class A and B Operators must complete the following 7 chapters in order to obtain their New Mexico Class A/B, AST/UST Training Certificate:


​Chapter 1: Introduction

This chapter provides an overview of the Federal Regulations governing AST and UST systems. A/B AST/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 AST and UST tank systems 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 New Mexico Environment Department, Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau (PSTB).


​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 AST/UST Operators as well as the certification training and documentation requirements for each class of operator.


​​Chapter 7: Inspections

This chapter will cover the State’s compliance inspections and the new federally mandated periodic owner/operator inspections (e.g., 30-Day Walkthrough Inspections) as set forth by the 2015 UST Regulations.

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