Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs)

The University of Georgia has several facilities, which use USTs and/or ASTs. These storage tanks are managed under the environmental compliance office’s supervision along with guidance and assistance from GEFA. 

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Training Requirements: EPA Reference

A/B,C Operator Training

The C operator training is created and administered by the A/B certified operator (s). A written copy of the training must be placed in the green binder along with the certificate (s) and Letter (s) of Acceptance (once received from EPD) for inspection by the EPD/EPA inspector. A list of each C operator trained along with a form (created by A/B operator) displaying the type of training (C Operator), date of training, name of certified trainer and name and signature of C operator confirming he or she were trained. It is not necessary to keep the list and form in the green binder; however these documents must be maintain by the training officer and made available upon request during EPD/EPA inspections. Also, once the written training, list of trained operators and form are created, email a copy to me so I can upload it into the State database.

If  you have completed A/B operator certifications (all A/B modules must be completed) from the Tennessee website, go to the link above and save the reciprocity form. After the form is renamed, saved and closed, reopen the form and add the A/B operator information and resave. Email the form along with the completed certificates to Maggie_Beacham@dnr.state.ga.us. She will process the certificates and create a Letter of Acceptance and mail it to the address you enter on the form.  Once you receive the letter from EPD, email a copy tomargie@gefa.ga.gov so I can update the information in the State database.

Summary listing of all documents required in the Green Binder:

  • 36 Months of fuel invoices indicating 00.0075 GUST Fee and displaying highlighted area where test was conducted (name of location where fuel was delivered), invoice date, Gust Fee amount and type of fuel purchased (diesel and/or unleaded)
  • 36 Months of passing leak detection test copied to the EPD Monthly Monitoring Form displaying highlighted area where test was conducted, date, type of product and passing
  • 3 Years of annual inspections
  • 3 Years of sensor and alarm reports (In 2013, each location started receiving a sensor and alarm report once a year with the annual inspection)
  • Monthly equipment inspection checklist (signed & dated by operator)
  • Leak line detection test (pressurized piping systems)
  • Repairs

All locations with dispenser/pumps must have a large sign posted with the following wordage:

A Class C Operator Should Know:

Basic Emergency/Notification Procedures

  • Shut Off Power
  • Alert/Evacuate Site Personnel
  • Call Emergency Responders
    • Give your name and detailed location info
    • Give detailed description of emergency
  • Call/Report incident to your HQ
  • Call GEFA to report incident