Georgia UST Operator Training

UST Operator Training

UST Operator Certification Procedures

Class A/B Operator Training
PASS Class A/B Operator Training in Georgia is approved by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Class C Operator Training
PASS Class C Operator Training in Georgia is accepted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources 

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 must register each UST with the EPD by submitting a completed Notification Data for Underground Storage Tank form (GUST-42) to the EPD UST Management Program.  This form must be submitted annually and whenever UST modifications are made.  Once the EPD has received the notification form, it will issue an Annual UST Registration Certificate, which must be kept at the facility.

Release Reporting

Owners/operators must report any suspected or confirmed releases to the EPD UST Management Program (404-362-2687) within 24 hours of discovery.

Release Detection

UST owners/operators in Georgia may use any of the following methods of release detection:
  • Manual tank gauging;
  • Automatic tank gauging (ATG);
  • Secondary containment with interstitial monitoring;
  • Statistical inventory reconciliation (SIR);
  • Groundwater monitoring;
  • Vapor monitoring;
  • Tank tightness testing; or
  • Inventory control with tightness testing.

Financial Responsibility

Georgia follows the federal financial responsibility coverage amounts found in 40 CFR §280.93 (scroll to page 77 of 119 in the pdf document).  Owners/operators may use any of the following mechanisms to demonstrate financial responsibility.
  • Financial test of self-insurance
  • Guarantee
  • Insurance and risk retention group coverage
  • Surety bond
  • Letter of credit
  • Trust fund
In addition, owners/operators may elect to use the Georgia Underground Storage Tank (GUST) Trust Fund as a financial responsibility mechanism.

Delivery Prohibition/Non-Compliance Enforcement

If a Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) inspector determines that a UST or UST system is out of compliance with UST regulations, the inspector will issue a Notice of Violation (NOV) to the owner/operator listing the violations discovered and fines assessed.  The owner/operator has 30 days from the date of the NOV to correct the violations and pay the fines in order to avoid further enforcement action.

Temporary & Permanent Closure

Please see The Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division's Underground Storage Tank (UST) Closure Report Guidance [Revised Jan 2011] for detailed information on closing your UST.