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Missouri UST Operator Training

Below you will find summaries of some of the most pertinent topics regarding Missouri UST Operator Training

Regulator Details

Missouri Division of Environmental Quality
Department
Missouri Division of Environmental Quality
Contact
Carol Eighmey
Address
P.O. Box 176 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
Phone
(573) 522-2352
Website
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UST Operator Certification Procedures

Missouri’s UST operator training regulations (10 CSR 100-6.010), which were published in the Code of State Regulations on February 28, 2015, state that all UST operators in Missouri must be trained by July 1, 2016 according to the following requirements:
Class A/B Operators
Class A/B operators in Missouri may be certified by one of the following methods:
  1. Obtaining Class A/B operator certification in one of Missouri’s adjacent states (for example, through PASS’ Illinois Class A/B operator training course offered in Missouri); or
  2. Taking and passing a test offered by the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund Board of Trustees.
Class C Operators
Class C operators in Missouri may be certified by one of the following methods:
  1. Obtaining Class C operator certification in one of Missouri’s adjacent states (for example, through PASS’ Illinois Class C operator training course offered in Missouri); or
  2. Being trained by a certified Class A/B operator; or
  3. Taking and passing a test offered by the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund Board of Trustees.
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 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 DNR by submitting a completed Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Registration form.

Release Reporting

Owners/operators must report any suspected or confirmed releases to the appropriate DNR regional office.

Release Detection

UST owners/operators in Missouri may use any of the following methods of release detection:
  • Manual tank gauging;
  • Automatic tank gauging (ATG);
  • Vapor monitoring;
  • Groundwater monitoring;
  • Interstitial monitoring;
  • Inventory control;
  • Statistical Inventory Reconciliation (SIR); or
  • Tank tightness testing.
All release detection equipment (except for manual measuring sticks used for inventory control or SIR) must be approved by the National Work Group on Leak Detection Evaluations (NWGLDE).

Financial Responsibility

Missouri requires owners/operators to maintain financial responsibility coverage in the amount of $1 million per occurrence and $1 million dollars annual aggregate with the following exceptions.
  • Non-marketers with less than 10,000 gallons per month throughput need only obtain $500,000 per occurrence
  • Owners of more than 100 UST systems nationwide must obtain $2 million annual aggregate coverage
Owners/operators may use any of the following mechanisms to demonstrate financial responsibility.

Inspection & Testing Requirements

All regulated UST facilities in Missouri will be inspected by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at least once every three years.  Prior to an inspection, the facility will receive a notification letter.  If the facility is not insured through the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund, a Records Request will accompany the notification letter.  The Records Request requires the facility owner/operator to assemble the listed facility records and submit them to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Tanks Compliance and Enforcement Unit within 30 days of the date of the letter.

Delivery Prohibition/Non-Compliance Enforcement

Information on the Missouri DNR's compliance enforcement procedures can be found here.

Temporary & Permanent Closure

Missouri's Department of Natural Resources has issued a Tank Closure Checklist to help owner operators with the closure process.

Recordkeeping

Owners and operators must maintain the following information
  • A corrosion expert’s analysis of site corrosion potential if corrosion protection equipment is not used;
  • Documentation of operation of corrosion protection equipment;
  • Documentation of UST system repairs;
  • Recent compliance with release detection requirements and;
  • Results of the site investigation conducted at permanent closure.
Owners and operators must keep the records required either—
  • At the UST site and immediately available for inspection by the department; or
  • At a readily available alternative site and be provided for inspection to the department within three (3) working days or five (5) calendar days upon receipt of a written request.