UST operators training offered next week

02 July 2012

Guam EPA will be offering mandatory training for individuals who own and/or operate Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) in Guam.

Three, one-day trainings will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10, 11 and 19. Registration is being accepted online at usttraining.com or at Guam EPA’s main office in Tiyan. The all-inclusive registration fee is $150.00 per operator.

The mandatory training ensures individuals working with USTs have the knowledge to maintain UST systems and respond correctly if there are any issues with the system. USTs contain regulated substances including chemicals like fuel oil.

The Guam EPA Hazardous Waste Management Program is in charge of regulating UST systems. Individuals working with USTs must attend and complete a Guam EPA-approved training. This is the first Guam EPA-approved UST operator training that has been offered in Guam.

Under Guam law, this training is mandatory for the following individuals:

  • Class A: Individuals who have primary responsibility for the on-site operation and maintenance of UST systems. This typically includes management-level employees.
  • Class B: Individuals who have daily on-site responsibility for the operation and maintenance of UST systems. This typically includes staff that manage gas stations, those in charge of fuel-dispersal equipment maintained, and anyone who regularly handles records regarding USTs.

There is also a Class C training, but that will be provided by the individuals certified in Class A and B to their respective organizations.

The training will be conducted by a Guam EPA-approved trainer.

Interested participants can register at www.usttraining.com.