UST Operator Certification Procedures
Class A/B Operator Training
Class A/B Operator Training in Nevada is approved thru the Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Class C Operator Training
Class C Operator Training in Nevada is approved thru the Nevada Department of Conservation & 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 of all USTs must register their USTs with the NDEP by submitting a completed Notification for Underground Storage Tanks form
to the local UST implementing agency (see below). Facilities must also pay an annual maximum fee of $100 to the NDEP. Whenever any changes are made to the UST system, including change of ownership or change in product stored, a new notification form must be submitted.
Nevada UST Program Contact Information
Owners/operators must contact the appropriate UST inspector to report any suspected releases. Owners/operators must report any confirmed releases to the NDEP's Spill Reporting Hotline: 1-775-688-2830 (out of state) or toll-free at 1-888-331-6337 (in-state).
Before reporting a release, owners/operators should complete a Complaint/Spill Report Form
to collect information needed by the NDEP. According to NAC 459.996
, owners/operators should submit a report for all releases and spills, "regardless of the amount for which the report is submitted."
UST owners/operators in Nevada may use any of the following methods of release detection:
- Inventory control;
- Manual tank gauging;
- Automatic tank gauging (ATG);
- Groundwater monitoring;
- Interstitial monitoring;
- Tank tightness testing; or
- Another method approved by the NDEP, such as Statistical Inventory Reconciliation (SIR).
Nevada 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
- Insurance and risk retention group coverage
- Surety bond
- Letter of credit
- Trust fund
- Stand-by trust fund
- State Fund
Delivery Prohibition/Non-Compliance Enforcement
If a Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP)
inspector determines that a UST or UST system is out of compliance with UST regulations, he or she may initiate non-compliance enforcement procedures. The NDEP will notify the owner/operator in writing of all violations discovered at the facility. The NDEP will also affix a red tag to the fill pipe of the ineligible UST and add the facility to the online Nevada Red Tag List
Temporary & Permanent Closure
For temporary closure:
- Submit a completed notification form to your implementing agency (NDEP, Washoe County District Health Department, or Southern Nevada Health District)
- Ensure that fill pipes are capped and locked and power to the dispensers has been turned off.
- Provide proof the tanks have been completely emptied. If they are not emptied, you must continue to monitor them as if they were still in operation.
- Cathodic protection must be maintained, regardless of whether or not the tank is empty.
For permanent closure:
- Submit written notification 30 days before closure using the UST notification form. The NDEP will accept a hard copy through the mail or a digital copy through e-mail.
- According to NAC 459.9972, you must also have a site assessment performed and the results submitted to the department before the tank is permanently closed.