Class A/ B Operator Training PASS' A/B Operator Training in Arizona is approved by ADEQ Class C Operator Training
PASS' C Operator Training in Arizona is accepted by ADEQ
All of PASS’ UST operator training courses meet and exceed the federal requirements for UST operator training and are offered through our in-house designed and built Learning Management System (LMS). PASS’ state-specific A/B training courses are custom-tailored to meet state requirements and are accepted by more states than any other training provider. Our courses are available on-demand, 24/7, and are accessible from any internet-connected computer, tablet, or phone. The student can complete an entire course in a single session or take the course in segments. The training may be stopped and restarted, allowing for maximum schedule flexibility. PASS also does not impose time restrictions on course access, so students may take as much time as they need to complete their training. Once training is completed a certificate is available to save and print.
Registration & Fees
Owners/operators of all USTs must register their USTs with the ADEQ within 30 days of bringing that UST into use by submitting a completed Notification for Underground Storage Tanks form (instructions for filling out this form can be found here). Whenever any changes are made to the UST system, including change of ownership or change in product stored, an updated notification form must be submitted.
Owners/operators must report suspected and confirmed releases to the ADEQ UST Call Line (800-234-5677 ext. 771-4303 or 602-771-4303) within 24 hours. If the suspected release is a regulated UST spill or overfill of 25 gallons or less and that is contained or cleaned up within 24 hours, the UST owner/operator is not required to report the incident to ADEQ. Within 14 days of discovering a suspected release, the owner/operator must submit a Release Status Report to the ADEQ.
UST owners/operators in Arizona may use any of the following methods of release detection.
Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG)
Secondary containment with interstitial monitoring
Statistical Inventory Reconciliation (SIR)
Manual tank gauging
Tank tightness testing
All UST systems that are filled with more than 25 gallons of a regulated substance at any time must have spill and overfill prevention equipment systems. Spill prevention devices are called Spill Buckets or Catchment Basins. The spill buckets should be sized so that it can hold more than the amount of product contained in the delivery hose. You must use one or more of the Overfill prevention methods below.
Automatic Shutoff Device - Automatically shuts off flow of fuel at 95 % or less of tank capacity.
Ball Float Valve - Restricts vapor flow out of the vent line at 90 % or less of tank capacity, or within 30 minutes before overfilling.
Overfill Alarm - Alarm activates when the fuel reaches 90 % of less tank capacity, or is within one minute of being overfilled.
Arizona requires the following financial responsibility coverage amounts. Owners/operators may use any of the following mechanisms to demonstrate financial responsibility.
ADEQ has the authority to issue a stop use order to the owner/operator of a UST system if the UST is in violation of Arizona's UST rules and regulations and the continued operation of the UST may result in a continued release or a new release from the UST. The stop use order becomes effective immediately on issuance and suspends the use of the underground storage tank until the owner and operator has returned the UST to full compliance with Arizona's UST rules and regulations.
Facilities currently under a stop use order have delivery prohibition in effect and will be listed on the ADEQ's website. Facilities will be removed from this list within five business days after the department determines that the facility has been returned to compliance.
Temporary & Permanent Closure
Temporary Closure Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) may be temporarily closed for up to 12 months by following these requirements:
Continue maintaining the UST system’s leak detection, and if your tank contains less than one inch of residue, you do not need to main- tain leak detection.
Maintain corrosion protection, if required.
If the UST system remains temporarily closed for more than three months but less than 12 months, the following additional steps must be taken:
Keep vent lines open; and
Cap and secure the following:
all other lines
ADEQ recommends you cap and secure sooner than three months.