UST Operator Certification Procedures
Class A/B Training
operators in Oklahoma earn certification after completing the online Petroleum Storage Tank Division (PSTD)
operator training program. The program consists of a series of training sections and tests. Trainees can log off the system during training and the system will save their progress for 15 days, after which time all progress will be cleared.Class C Training
Class C Training in
Oklahoma is an accepted method of training by the Oklahoma Petroleum Storage Tank Compliance Division.
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 PSTB by submitting a completed Registration for Petroleum Storage Tanks form (available here
) and pay the appropriate tank fees (currently $25 per tank per year). Tank registration fee invoices are issued on May 1 of each year and are due by June 30 of each year. Once the annual tank registration fees have been paid, the PSTB will issue an operating permit for your facility.
Owners/operators must report any suspected or confirmed releases to the PSTB within 24 hours of discovery.
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
After hours, on weekends, or on holidays
PSTB's pager (405-575-5255)
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ)
- 800-522-0206 (in-state)
- 405-271-4468 (out of state)
UST owners/operators in Oklahoma may use any of the following methods of release detection:
- Inventory control;
- Manual tank gauging;
- Automatic tank gauging (ATG);
- Groundwater monitoring;
- Vapor monitoring;
- Interstitial monitoring; or
- Statistical Inventory Reconciliation (SIR).
- A drop tube with overfill device is required on all tank systems installed after July 1, 2001. Tanks installed before July 1, 2001, must be upgraded to meet these standards before July 1, 2002, unless documentation can be provided at the time of inspection for compliance that proves the petroleum storage tank system is equipped with a ball float overfill device.
- A ball float vent valve cannot be used on tanks with a suction-type system.
- Ball float vent valve and drop tube flapper overfill devices must be visually inspected every three years, and certified as functional.
- Each tank owner must be able to demonstrate that they can meet a maximum $5,000.00 deductible, in which case financial responsibility is satisfied through the Indemnity Fund for most tank owners. Retail facilities have a maximum reimbursement of $1,500,00. Non-retail facilities have a maximum reimbursement of $500,000 unless the facility has an average monthly through-put of 10,000 gallons or greater for the 12 months prior to the release. Some tank owners are not eligible for the Indemnity Fund.
- Eligibility for Indemnity Fund: Indemnity Fund applicants must be in substantial compliance with all Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) regulations for the 12 months prior to the release report date.
- Upon application to the Indemnity Fund, owners must pay a co-pay (deductible) of 1% (in $1,000 increments) of the clean-up cost, up to a total owner contribution of $5,000 per occurrence if the release.
Delivery Prohibition/Non-Compliance Enforcement
If a PSTD Fuel Specialist determines that a UST or UST system is out of compliance with UST regulations, he or she may initiate non-compliance enforcement procedures. The PSTD will first issue a Notice of Violation (NOV) listing the violations and a time frame in which the owner/operator must correct the violations. On or after the date the violations were to be corrected, the PSTD Field Specialist will reinspect the facility. If the violations have not been corrected, the Field Specialist will either issue another NOV or shut down the facility pending correction of the violations or a PSTD hearing on the issue.
Temporary & Permanent Closure