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North Carolina Class C Operator

$15.00

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State UST Operator Training Regulation

G.S. 143-215.94NN-UU. Operator Training

State Deadline

August 8, 2012

Frequency of Training 

Initial only unless State requires retraining for non-compliant facilities

Timing of Class C Training 

Class C operator is trained and certified before assuming full responsibility for responding to emergencies

Requirements of Class C Training

A Class C operator is an employee and is, generally, the first line of response to events indicating emergency conditions. This individual is responsible for responding to alarms or other indications of emergencies caused by spills or releases from UST systems. This individual notifies the Class B or Class A operator and appropriate emergency responders when necessary. Not all employees of the facility are necessarily Class C operators. This individual typically and at a minimum must be trained to demonstrate:

  1. Control or monitoring of the dispensing or sale of regulated substances.
  2. General understanding of the underground storage tank system at the facility, and knowledge of the location and proper operation of the safety and emergency response equipment.
  3. Understanding of the actions to be taken in response to an emergency, including situations posing an immediate danger or threat to the public or to the environment and requiring immediate action.
  4. Understanding of leak detection alarms and preparations needed to respond to alarms before a release has occurred.
  5. Recognition of unusual operating conditions, equipment failures, or environmental conditions that may indicate a release, and knowledge of the steps to take in response to a suspected release.
  6. Knowledge of immediate steps to take in response to a confirmed release to stop further release and to contain spills before they reach the environment.

Course Description

This course provides the Class C UST Operator an overview of the training needed to respond to emergency conditions at underground storage tank (UST) facilities. Our Class C Operator Course and Certification provides training on the following:

  • Introduction to a generic UST facility including the major fuel system components and emergency equipment
  • The roles and responsibilities of the Class A, B and C Operators.
  • Site-specific emergency procedures development
  • Maryland’s Class C UST Operator Facility Checklist (available for download from this course)
  • Emergency contact procedures
  • Safety awareness for employees and customers
  • Overfill prevention
  • Monitoring of the UST facility
  • Fire safety and introduction to fire extinguishers
  • Alarm panel recognition and response procedures
  • Fuel spill containment and cleanup

At the end of the course, a 10 question exam is administered and you will be required to answer 8 out of 10 questions correctly to be certified. When you pass the exam, you will be able to download your certificate of completion from the student log-in page.