This first chapter discusses one of the most critical components of any facility: the personnel. Both the EPA and the states have regulations for operator duties and training. This chapter explains the different roles. Facilities are difficult to manage and maintain, and we learn that it's not just as simple as distributing a product, selling sodas and collecting money.
System and Components
It is extremely important for station personnel to know the components of a station, and how it operates, so this chapter gives a thumbnail description of the mechanics of a facility. Throughout the training, there are documents for download to help station operators perform their duties.
While every facility is different, they all have release detection, or monitoring, equipment in common. This chapter looks at the various monitoring devices, and what role an operator plays. Monitoring is important to catch leaks before they become a major headache. No operator wants to be responsible for ignoring monitoring issues resulting in a release into the environment
In their collective wisdom, the states and the EPA mandate certain components to avoid a major spill or leak. Station operators should follow the two M’s: maintenance and monitoring. Doing both can avoid or lessen the impact of costly repairs or remediation. This chapter will help operators do just that.
Administration and Record Keeping
Owning and operating a UST Facility is not just about equipment and preventing releases. This chapter really dives into the other facets of UST management: registration, installation, ownership, financial requirements, paperwork, fuel delivery, reporting and closure.
Inspections and Response
The final chapter in our training is designed to ensure that the A/B Operator is prepared for upcoming inspections, both regulatory and in-house. We also cover the different functionality tests and how to handle these. Finally, we will discuss the appropriate response to fires, releases and other emergencies.