The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires that each UST facility have at least one designated and trained Class C operator. How do you know if you are a Class C operator? Read the description below to learn more.
Class C Operator: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 §1524 defines Class C operators as “daily, on-site employees having primary responsibility for addressing emergencies presented by a spill or release from an underground storage tank system.” The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Grant Guidelines for Implementing the Operator Training Provision of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 further states that 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 underground storage tank 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:
Controls or monitors the dispensing or sale of regulated substances, or
Is responsible for initial response to alarms or releases.”
Yes. PASS courses cover the training requirements detailed in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the EPA’s UST regulations (40 CFR §280).
Check out our list of state trainings. Here you will find information on which courses we offer in which states, state retraining requirements, and reciprocity information. We also provide links to and contact information for the UST program in each state.
No, all you need is a computer and an internet connection.
Yes. We periodically arrange general training sessions across the country and we are happy to put together a custom training for your company and employees. Visit our classroom trainings page for more information.
Most trainees complete the training and testing in less than 45 minutes.
No. Our platform allows individuals to work and complete training at their own pace. When a student exits the training, our system saves his or her status. The next time the student logs in, the student will be directed to the place he or she stopped.
Once you purchase a PASS course, you have unlimited access to it as long as your certification is valid. You may take as much time as you need to review the material and take the quizzes.
We are committed to providing an affordable, quality service to our customers. We charge $10.00 per trainee per course.
We currently offer our Class C operator training course in Spanish in many states. If you have suggestions for additional languages, please contact us.
Yes. The course itself provides an overview of common UST facility components, emergency situations, and emergency response procedures. We provide a post-training orientation checklist that students complete during their facility walk-through with their manager or Class B Operator. During this walk-through, students are shown locations of the important components and emergency equipment covered in the training.
This varies from state to state, but generally Class C certificates are valid for one facility, which is listed on the certificate. Because each UST facility is configured differently and uses different components, a Class C operator will need to be oriented to each facility where he or she works. Contact us to see what your state allows.
This varies from state to state. Our list of state trainings will provide you with information regarding training frequencies.