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 Underground Storage Tank Operator Training


DNREC-approved training for Class A and B UST operators is currently offered at the Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC) Stanton, Dover, and Georgetown campuses. There are not separate classes for A and B certification. Completion of the class certifies you as both a Class A and B operator. Pre-registration is required and must be made through DTCC. Cost of the program is $199.

Please click here for the Operator Certification Form.

Effective Aug. 8, 2012, all facilities must have a trained Class A, Class B, and Class C Operator.

Types of Operators
"Class A Operator" is the person responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of the UST System. In general, this person focuses on the regulatory requirements and standards necessary to operate and maintain the UST system.

"Class B Operator" is the person responsible for the daily on-site operation and maintenance of the UST System. In general, this person operates the UST on a day to day basis complying with regulatory requirements.

"Class C Operator" is the on-site person who addresses emergencies at the facility and responds to alarms or other indications of emergencies caused by spills and releases from UST systems. The Class C Operator is not required to take the formal training class; they may be trained by the Class A or B Operator.

More Information
On Feb. 11, 2016, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Tank Management Section (DNREC-TMS) promulgated revised Regulations Governing Underground Storage Tank Systems (UST Regulations) or (printable version).

DNREC's Tank Management Section has partnered with Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC) to offer the required UST operator training classes. The main purpose of the program is to make sure UST operators know what equipment they have at their facilities and are trained to properly operate and maintain the equipment, stay in compliance with state regulations, and prevent future releases to the environment.


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