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Utah Class A/B Operator Course

Utah updated their UST regulations to incorporate the revised 2015 Federal UST regulations and applied for State Program Approval (SPA).  Utah received final State Program Approval (SPA) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on November 5, 2018 for their Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program. Petro Classroom’s Class A/B Operator training reflects the regulation updates.


After successfully completing Petro Classroom’s Class A/B training course, operators must also pass an examination administrated by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR). For more information on the exam, please go to the DEQ Owner/Operator Testing Requirements  web page.


Note: The registration for the DEQ/DERR exam is separate from the registration for the A/B operator training from Petro Classroom. Registering for one does NOT register you for the other. You will need to register for each separately.​​


Class A and B Operators must complete the following 8 chapters in order to obtain their Utah Class A/B Certificate of Completion:


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 Utah DEQ/DERR.

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 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.

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